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Green bans, red union : the saving of a city / Meredith Burgmann & Verity Burgmann
Bib ID 7291081
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Burgmann, Meredith, 1947- author
 
Edition 2nd edition. 
Description Sydney, NSW : NewSouth Publishing, 2017 
©2017 
xv, 349 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781742235400 (paperback)
Summary

"At the height of the building industry boom in the 1970s a remarkable campaign stopped billions of dollars worth of indiscriminate development that was turning Australian cities into brutalist concrete jungles and destroyed their heritage buildings. Enraging developers and politicians but delighting many in the wider community, the members of the NSW Builders Labourers' Federation risked their jobs to preserve buildings, bush and parkland. Meredith Burgmann and Verity Burgmann open a window on a period when Australian workers led the world in innovative and effective forms of environmental protest. A timely new introduction reconsiders the impact of the now iconic green bans movement at a moment when workers' organisations around the world are fighting back against overdevelopment and global warming more strongly that ever before."--Back cover.

Notes

First edition published 1998.

Includes bibliographical references (300-323) and index.

Subjects Australian Building Construction Employees' and Builders' Labourers' Federation. New South Wales Branch -- History.  |  Construction workers -- Labor unions -- New South Wales -- History.  |  Protest movements -- New South Wales.  |  Environmental protection -- New South Wales -- Citizen participation.  |  Politics and Government - Political action - Native title.  |  Gurindji people (C20) (NT SE52-08)  |  Politics and Government - Political action - Rallies and marches.  |  Economic sectors - Financial services.  |  Social events - Parades.  |  Employment - Conditions - Industrial relations - Industrial disputes.  |  Buildings - Construction.  |  Politics and Government - Social justice.  |  Employment - Conditions - Industrial relations - Trade unions.  |  Redfern (Inner Sydney NSW SI56-05)  |  Sydney (NSW SI56-05)  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Burgmann, Verity, author

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