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Blue Collar Man

Patterns of Dual Allegiance in Industry

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674429277

Publication Date: 01/01/1960

300 pages

12 halftones, 60 tables

Wertheim Publications in Industrial Relations


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This comparative study of the attitudes and behavior of American packing house workers and their union leaders ably develops and completes Theodore Purcell’s study on Swift & Co. and Local 28 in Chicago, The Worker Speaks his Mind on Company and Union.

Blue Collar Man examines three unions in Chicago, East St. Louis, and Kansas City, in differing contexts of union leadership, race relations, and urban conditions. It yields new insights into dual allegiance, showing its limitations and possibilities and pointing up its importance for all concerned with industrial operation.

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