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Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement by Premilla Nadasen (review)

Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement by... reviews / comptes rendus / 285 The union was tested in a national strike in 1960 that secured minimal payments for television re-runs and broadcasting movies, but only going forward. Again, a minimum achievement. Later chapters will follow the end of the studio system in the 1950s and 1960s and the constant changes in corporate structure of media as entertainment conglomerates came to dominate. While most writers become freelancers, others will become producers or writer-producers or showrunners as written work can migrate across diverse media ­ the union would have difficulty uniting the diverse interests at play amongst its members. Deregulation and relentless corporate mergers, consistent with contemporary neo-liberalism, is allowing control of all aspects of production and distribution that will rival that of the classic studios. In a series of weak strikes in the 1980s, the position of writers eroded. Banks' presentation of these changes in American media industries is valuable and lucid. The Guild waged another more successful strike in 2007. Banks provides a compelling account of how this strike effectively united the membership on both coasts and stood up to the enormous power of the conglomerates. But again, the strike had a minimal achievement ­ http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Labour / Le Travail The Canadian Committee on Labour History

Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement by Premilla Nadasen (review)

Labour / Le Travail , Volume 79 – May 25, 2017

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reviews / comptes rendus / 285 The union was tested in a national strike in 1960 that secured minimal payments for television re-runs and broadcasting movies, but only going forward. Again, a minimum achievement. Later chapters will follow the end of the studio system in the 1950s and 1960s and the constant changes in corporate structure of media as entertainment conglomerates came to dominate. While most writers become freelancers, others will become producers or writer-producers or showrunners as written work can migrate across diverse media ­ the union would have difficulty uniting the diverse interests at play amongst its members. Deregulation and relentless corporate mergers, consistent with contemporary neo-liberalism, is allowing control of all aspects of production and distribution that will rival that of the classic studios. In a series of weak strikes in the 1980s, the position of writers eroded. Banks' presentation of these changes in American media industries is valuable and lucid. The Guild waged another more successful strike in 2007. Banks provides a compelling account of how this strike effectively united the membership on both coasts and stood up to the enormous power of the conglomerates. But again, the strike had a minimal achievement ­

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Labour / Le TravailThe Canadian Committee on Labour History

Published: May 25, 2017

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