|Statement||by A.J. Muste.|
|Contributions||Christian social justice fund.|
|LC Classifications||HD9710.U52 M8|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||59|
|LC Control Number||39000528|
Wrecked: How the American Automobile Industry Destroyed Its Capacity to Compete. By: Josh Murray, Michael Schwartz. At its peak in the s and s, automobile manufacturing was the largest, most profitable industry in the United States and residents of industry hubs like Detroit and Flint, Michigan had some of the highest incomes in the Author: Sandy Cherry. Greenhouse’s book chronicles the rise of organized labor in the first half of the 20th Century and its dizzying fall in the following decades. by the United Auto Workers to organize a VW. The labor union representing workers in auto, aircraft and agricultural implement manufacturing and other industries in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. By clarifying the historical relationships between production processes, organized labor, and industrial innovation, Wrecked provides new insights into the inner workings and decline of the U.S. auto industry. JOSHUA MURRAY is Assistant Professor of Sociology at .
The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, better known as the United Auto Workers (UAW), is an American labor union that represents workers in the United States (including Puerto Rico) and was founded as part of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) in the s and grew rapidly from . The U.S. auto industry dominated the global market with 83% of all sales, but as Europe and Japan rebuilt their economies, their auto industries grew and the U.S. share dropped to about 25%. Following the OPEC oil embargo in , smaller, fuel-efficient imports increased their share of the U.S. market to 26% by With organized labor’s decline in recent decades, auto walkouts have become less frequent. More work is being sent abroad, and foreign-owned car plants in the South have turned back unionization. The automobile industry had long discouraged unions. Workers knew they could lose their jobs for trying to organize, and faced corporate spies who reported any pro-union activity back to management.
Prodded by its union, the auto industry served as the 20th-century trailblazer in spreading prosperity. But the model of a “social contract” has begun to unravel. Ford Richmond Assembly Plant - Organized Labor in the Auto Industry Ford workers at the Richmond branch formed union organizing committees in January Their efforts to seek recognition of their union took place in the context of a wave of labor organizing throughout California and the nation in the s. Automotive industry, all those companies and activities involved in the manufacture of motor vehicles, including most components, such as engines and bodies, but excluding tires, batteries, and industry’s principal products are passenger automobiles and light trucks, including pickups, vans, and sport utility vehicles. Commercial vehicles (i.e., delivery trucks and large . The U.S. auto industry has struggled ever since to compete with foreign automakers, and formerly thriving motor cities have suffered the consequences of mass deindustrialization. Murray and Schwartz argue that new business models that reinstate flexible production and prioritize innovation rather than cheap labor could stem the outsourcing of.