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The AFL-CIO “On the Beach”

The AFL-CIO “On the Beach” 700591 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796017700591New Labor ForumDudzic research-article2017 On the Contrary New Labor Forum 2017, Vol. 26(2) 11 –15 The AFL-CIO Copyright © 2017, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permissions: “On the Beach” sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav https://doi.org/10.1177/1095796017700591 DOI: 10.1177/1095796017700591 journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Mark Dudzic Keywords collective bargaining, Democratic Party, labor, neoliberalism, working class In the chilling 1959 cold war apocalyptic film, between autonomous unions and whose exter- On the Beach, the entire northern hemisphere nal function was to intervene in a regulatory has succumbed to radiation sickness after a state and serve as a junior partner in a multi- nuclear war. A few pockets of humanity remain class political party. (Until the end of the Cold in the southern hemisphere but, the characters War, the U.S. labor movement also performed in the film discover, their demise is inevitable the additional function of serving U.S. foreign as wind currents slowly move the nuclear fall- policy interests.) out toward them. Life goes on as usual, albeit at a more frenzied and desperate pace, as people . . . [A] labor movement whose await their doom while the radioactive cloud mission focused on collective creeps toward them, silencing other outposts as bargaining with individual http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

The AFL-CIO “On the Beach”

New Labor Forum , Volume 26 (2): 5 – May 1, 2017

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700591 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796017700591New Labor ForumDudzic research-article2017 On the Contrary New Labor Forum 2017, Vol. 26(2) 11 –15 The AFL-CIO Copyright © 2017, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permissions: “On the Beach” sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav https://doi.org/10.1177/1095796017700591 DOI: 10.1177/1095796017700591 journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Mark Dudzic Keywords collective bargaining, Democratic Party, labor, neoliberalism, working class In the chilling 1959 cold war apocalyptic film, between autonomous unions and whose exter- On the Beach, the entire northern hemisphere nal function was to intervene in a regulatory has succumbed to radiation sickness after a state and serve as a junior partner in a multi- nuclear war. A few pockets of humanity remain class political party. (Until the end of the Cold in the southern hemisphere but, the characters War, the U.S. labor movement also performed in the film discover, their demise is inevitable the additional function of serving U.S. foreign as wind currents slowly move the nuclear fall- policy interests.) out toward them. Life goes on as usual, albeit at a more frenzied and desperate pace, as people . . . [A] labor movement whose await their doom while the radioactive cloud mission focused on collective creeps toward them, silencing other outposts as bargaining with individual

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Published: May 1, 2017

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