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ISBN:0868407607
Author: Meredith Burgmann,Verity Burgmann
ISBN13: 978-0868407609
Title: Green Bans, Red Union: Environmental Activism and the New South Wales Builders Labourers Federation
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Language: English
Category: Politics and Government
Publisher: Univ of New South Wales (September 1, 1998)
Pages: 352

Green Bans, Red Union: Environmental Activism and the New South Wales Builders Labourers Federation by Meredith Burgmann,Verity Burgmann



Green bans', 'builders labourers' and 'Jack Mundey' were household terms for millions of Australians during the 1970s. Sydneysiders in particular were polarised on the questions surrounding green bans and those who imposed them.

Environmental Activism and the New South Wales Builders Labourers' Federation. University of New South Wales Press, Sydney. Green Bans, Red Union. Environmental Activism and the New South Wales Builders Labourers' Federation. Sydney : University of New South Wales Press, 1998

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Green Bans, Red Union book. The engrossing story of the BLF's Green Bans and how Australians were sharply polarised during the 1970s while green bans, builders' labourers and Jack Mundey became household words. Online Stores ▾. Audible Barnes & Noble Walmart eBooks Apple Books Google Play Abebooks Book Depository Indigo Alibris Better World Books IndieBound.

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Green Bans, Red Union documents the development of a union that took a stand on a number of social issues. In telling the colourful story that inspired many environmentalists and ordinary.

Green Bans, Red Union: How a militant union and green activists united to stop anti-environmental development in Australia. 2013 saw the return of environmental protest camps and demonstrations, with thousands participating in anti-fracking protests in Balcombe and other actions around the country

After a long struggle in the NSW BLF, rank and file activists rescued the union from its conservative leadership in 1968, when Jack Mundey, former Parramatta rugby league star and now CPA activist, was elected secretary. Verity Burgmann comes to the gloomy judgment on the fate of the NSW BLF because of her politics of "syndicalism".

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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 concrete jungles. Enraging employers and politicians but delighting many in the wider community, the members of the New South Wales Builders Labourers' Federation risked their jobs in order to preserve buildings, bush and parkland.Green Bans, Red Union documents the development of a union that took a stand on a number of social issues. Apart from the green bans movement, union members also used their industrial power to defend the rights of oppressed groups, such as Aborigines, women and homosexuals. In telling the colourful story that inspired many environmentalists and ordinary citizens - and gave the word 'green' an entirely new meaning - Meredith Burgmann and Verity Burgmann open a window on a period when Australian workers led the world in innovative and stunningly effective forms of environmental protest.