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Author Fine, Sidney, 1920-2009.

Title Without blare of trumpets : Walter Drew, the National Erectors' Association, and the open shop movement, 1903-57 / Sidney Fine.

Published Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [1995]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  331.881241821 FINE GD16    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 384 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-365) and index.
Contents 1. The "Organized Revolt" of Employers -- 2. "We Will Conduct Our Work on the 'Open Shop' Plan" -- 3. National Erectors' Association. What It Is. What It Does -- 4. Slugging and Dynamiting -- 5. "The Largest Criminal Conspiracy Trial" -- 6. "The Most Successful Open Shop Producer" -- 7. World War I -- 8. "The Shadow of a Greater Contest": Steel and the Open Shop, 1919-20 -- 9. "The Dominant Industrial Relations Philosophy in the 1920's" -- 10. "The Most Belligerent National Association": The NEA, 1920-33 -- 11. "New and Different Conditions": The NEA, 1933-57.
Summary "Without Blare of Trumpets" provides a fresh look at the twentieth-century open shop movement. It reveals the central role played in that movement by the National Erectors' Association and by its commissioner, Walter Drew. Fine presents an absorbing account of the union-organized dynamiting campaign and illuminates the critical behind-the-scenes part played by Drew in one of the greatest labor trials in all of American history. This important book adds to our understanding of the building and construction industry, employer resistance to unionism, the role of government in industrial relations, and the impact of the New Deal on labor-management relations. "Without Blare of Trumpets" makes a major contribution to the fields of labor history, business history, and industrial relations. It will be of interest to students and scholars in many areas of American history and to all those interested in American workers and labor-management relations.
Subject Drew, Walter, 1873-1961.
National Erectors' Association -- History.
Employers' associations -- United States -- History.
Construction industry -- United States -- Societies, etc. -- History.
Steel industry and trade -- United States -- Societies, etc. -- History.
Construction workers -- Labor unions -- United States -- History.
Iron and steel workers -- Labor unions -- United States -- History.
Labor disputes -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Open and closed shop -- United States -- History.
Trade unions.
ISBN 0472105760 (acid-free paper)