Accession Number : AD0480894

Title :   AN INVESTIGATION OF SOME PROBLEMS INVOLVED IN ORGANIZING TRADE UNIONS IN THE SOUTHERN STATES.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Driver, Mary Lake

Report Date : 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : The percentage of union members in all southern States is significantly below the national average. The economic development of the Southern States since the Civil War is briefly reviewed with emphasis on the origin of the continuing southern labor surplus. The history of the labor movement in the South is briefly reviewed with emphasis on economic conditions that have facilitated or hampered union organization. An attempt is made to forcast some major future problems. It is the contention of this paper that the failure of labor unions to organiza more southern workers is basically due to the persistent southern labor surplus, which was caused by a retarded and inadequate industrial development, which was in turn due to an almost complete dependence on capital from other than southern sources. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LABOR UNIONS, UNITED STATES), BARGAINING, INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, LABOR, MANPOWER, EMPLOYEE RELATIONS, HISTORY, AGRICULTURE, POPULATION, PUBLIC OPINION, RURAL AREAS, URBAN AREAS, SALARIES, AUTOMATION.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE