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Publication Date



Fănpìhuà Press


Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Total Pages

xix, 434 pages

ISBN of print version



Construction workers, Industrial relations, Employers' associations, Construction industry

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© 2000 Marc Linder

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Wars of attrition: Vietnam, the business roundtable and the decline of construction unions