BeschreibungSource: Wikipedia. Pages: 79. Chapters: Potomac River, Labor spies, Lost counties, cities, and towns of Virginia, Waterways of West Virginia, Katie Sierra suspension controversy, Hatfield-McCoy feud, West Virginia State Penitentiary, Great Railroad Strike of 1877, Battle of Blair Mountain, Fairfax Stone Historical Monument State Park, Battle of Matewan, Buffalo Creek Flood, Attempts to make the Potomac River navigable, Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park, Lover's Leap, Tu-Endie-Wei State Park, Kanawha County textbook controversy, Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, Twin Falls Resort State Park, Watoga State Park, Watters Smith Memorial State Park, West Virginia Mine War of 1912-1913, Chestnut Ridge people, Strauder v. West Virginia, Meadow River Lumber Company, Midland Trail, West Virginia Coal Wars, Luella Mundel, West Virginia and Regional History Collection, Logan Coalfield, New River Coalfield, Cacapon, Sheltering Arms Hospital, Meadow Branch Coalfield, Panhandle Coalfield, Synod of Mid-Atlantic, International Automobile Company, National Capital Presbytery, Bull Moose Special. Excerpt: Labor spies are persons recruited or employed for the purpose of gathering intelligence, committing sabotage, sowing dissent, or engaging in other similar activities, typically within the context of an employer/labor organization relationship. Some of the statistics cited by researchers suggest that, historically, trade unions have been the frequent targets of orchestrated campaigns employing labor spies, indicating that such actions against labor organizations are often the result of strategic considerations. Labor spying is most typically used by companies or their agents, and such activity often complements union busting. In some cases - apparently much less common, according to resources - labor spies have acted in support of union goals, against company interests, or against the company's hired agents. Unions may also utilize labor spies to spy upon other unions, or upon their own members. In at least one case, an employer hired labor spies not only to spy upon strikers, but also upon strikebreakers that he had hired. Within the field of labor relations, union busters make the largest salaries. In 1993, there were seven thousand attorneys and consultants in the United States who made their living busting unions. The war against unions is a $1 billion-plus industry. Labor spying is one of the most formidable tools of the union busters. Sidney Howard observed that the labor spy, "often unknown to the very employer who retains him through his agency, is in a position of immense strength. There is no power to hold him to truth-telling." Because the labor spy operates in secret, "all are suspected, and intense bitterness is aroused against employers, the innocent and the guilty alike." Historically, one of the most incriminating indictments of the labor spy business may have been the testimony of Albert Balanow (some sources list the name as Ballin or Blanow) during an investigation of the detective agencies' roles during the Red Scare. Albert Balanow had worked wit
Untertitel: Potomac River, Labor spies, Lost counties, cities, and towns of Virginia, Waterways of West Virginia, Katie Sierra suspension controversy, Hatfield-McCoy feud, West Virginia State Penitentiary, Great Railroad Strike of 1877. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
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Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2011
Seitenanzahl: 80 Seiten