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encyclopaedia of the labour movement. Edited by H.B. Lees-Smith. by Hastings Bertrand Lees-Smith

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Published by Caxton Pub. Co. in London .
Written in English


  • Labour Party (Great Britain),
  • Labor and laboring classes -- Dictionaries,
  • Labor and laboring classes -- Great Britain

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LC ClassificationsHD4839 L4
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Open LibraryOL18037763M

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The encyclopaedia of the labour movement.. [H B Lees-Smith] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a> ; \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n library.   Modern labour parties originated from an increase in organising activities in Europe and European colonies during the 19th century, such as the Chartist movement in the United Kingdom during – In , localised labour parties were formed, by trade union members in the British colonies of later amalgamated to form the Australian Labor Party (ALP). History. The Labour Party was born at the turn of the 20th century out of the frustration of working-class people at their inability to field parliamentary candidates through the Liberal Party, which at that time was the dominant social-reform party in the Trades Union Congress (the national federation of British trade unions) cooperated with the Independent Labour Party. It is a unique international encyclopaedia of the labour movement, reliable, well-researched, and very readable ', Dave Spooner, Global Labour Institute (*organisations listed for identification purposes only) Trade Unions of the World also contains profiles on all major international trade union organisations. Published June pp.

The labor history of the United States describes the history of organized labor, US labor law, and more general history of working people, in the United ing in the s, unions became important components of the Democratic historians question why a Labor Party did not emerge in the United States, in contrast to Western Europe. Labour, also spelled labor, in economics, the general body of wage is in this sense, for example, that one speaks of “organized labour.” In a more special and technical sense, however, labour means any valuable service rendered by a human agent in the production of wealth, other than accumulating and providing capital or assuming the risks that are a normal part of business. LABOR BOOKS Labor Books were issued to all officially employed persons in the Soviet Union and were used to keep a written record of the daily work behavior of each worker. These labor books were introduced in the Soviet Union in late Source for information on Labor Books: Encyclopedia of Russian History dictionary. The labor movement took the lead in the creation of a liberal coalition that convinced the General Assembly to pass measures that helped all workers regardless of union affiliation: increases in workers’ compensation and unemployment benefits, replacement of the poll tax with a voter registration system, and passage of a minimum wage law.

Written by a leading activist in the labour movement, the book redresses the balance in much labour history writing. It examines the place of women and the influence of racism and sexism as well as providing a critical analysis of the rival ideologies which played a role in the uneven development of the labour movement. Labor movements try to bring about improvements in pay, benefits, or workplace safety. They are generally led by labor unions, sometimes in alliance with labor-oriented political parties. Workers joined together in labor movements are also known as organized labor. Haymarket Books: books for changing the world. The Class Strikes Back examines case studies of twenty-first-century workers’ struggles from both the Global North and South, highlighting the stories of workers fighting to organize and join democratic and independent unions. Clara Lemlich has made cameo appearances in histories of the United States, the labor movement, and American Jewry as the young firebrand whose impassioned Yiddish speech set off the Uprising of , the largest strike by women workers in the United States to that has even appeared in that context in the hit Broadway play and movie I’m Not Rappaport.