414 Pages
    by Routledge

    Working for Ford (1984) describes just what it is like to work in a car factory, very often in the words of the workers themselves. It also reveals the process by which large-scale industries seek to overcome industrial conflict and the way in which unions, shop-floor workers and shop stewards express their political and economic aspirations. It examines the changes the 1973 oil crisis caused in the British car industry and how they affected the Ford Motor Company.

    1. Henry Ford’s Motor Company  2. From Detroit to Dagenham  3. Henry Ford Comes to Liverpool  4. Eldorado  5. On the Line  6. Controlling the Line  7. Insecurity and Struggle  8. The Roots of Activism  9. Leaders and Followers  10. Strike 1969  11. Parity  12. Ford’s Global Strategy  13. ‘Do as You’re Told’: What Strategy for Labour?


    Huw Beynon

    ‘An absolute delight, a rare and valuable contribution to our understanding of work and grass roots trade unionism.’ – Observer

    ‘A remarkable work of industrial sociology.’ – The Times Literary Supplement