The University of Massachusetts Amherst


Tom Juravich



Ph.D., Sociology, University of Massachusetts–Amherst, 1983

Research Areas

Labor Movements, Work and the Labor Process, Ethnographic Research, Strategic Corporate Research and Campaigns, Immigration, Working Class and Union Culture

Selected Publications

Juravich, Tom, Dan Dashnaw, Andrea Greenberg, and Nate Johnson. 2014. “How a Strike Was Won: Rebuilding Union Capacity and Strategic Leverage in a Utility Workers Local,” Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 39, No. 3 (September), 202-222.

Juravich, Tom. 2013. “Tacit Skills,” in Vicki Smith (ed.), Sociology of Work: An Encyclopedia. New York: Sage.

Juravich, Tom, and Corinn Williams. 2011. “After the Immigration Raid: Evaluating the Campaign to Support Undocumented Workers in New Bedford, Massachusetts,” Working USA, Vol. 14, No 2 (June), 201-224.

Juravich, Tom. 2011. “Representing Labor: Labor Posters and the American Labor Movement,” Work and Occupations, Vol. 38, No. 2 (March), 143-148.

Juravich, Tom. 2009. At the Altar of the Bottom Line: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press.

Juravich, Tom (editor). 2007. The Future of Work in Massachusetts. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2007.

Juravich, Tom. 2007. “Beating Global Capital: A Framework and Method for Union Strategic Corporate Research and Campaigns” in Kate Bronfenbrenner (ed.) Global Unions: Challenging Global Capital Through Cross-Border Campaigns. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Juravich, Tom, Kate Bronfenbrenner and Robert Hickey. 2006. “Significant Victories: An Analysis of First Contracts in Public and Private Sectors” in Richard Block, et al. (eds.) Justice on the Job: Perspectives on the Erosion of Collective Bargaining in the United States. Kalamazoo, MI: Upjohn.

Juravich, Tom and Kate Bronfenbrenner. 2005. “Bring the Study of Work Back to Labor Studies” (guest editor), Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 30, No.1, Spring, i-vii.

Juravich, Tom and Kate Bronfenbrenner. 2003. “Out of the Ashes: The Steelworkers’ Global Campaign at Bridgestone/Firestone“ in Multinational Companies and Transnational Workplace Issues. William N. Cooke (ed.). Westport, CT: Quorum Books.

Bronfenbrenner, Kate and Tom Juravich. 2001. “The Evolution of Strategic and Coordinated Bargaining Campaigns in the 1990s: The Steelworkers’ Experience” in Rekindling the Movement: Labor’s Quest for Relevance in the Twenty-First Century. Lowell Turner (ed.). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 211-237.

Juravich, Tom and Kate Bronfenbrenner. 1999. Ravenswood: The Steelworkers’ Victory and the Revival of American Labor. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Juravich, Tom and Jeff Hilgert. 1999. “UNITE’s Victory at Richmark: Community-Based Union Organizing in Communities of Color,” Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 24, No. 1, Spring.

Juravich, Tom. 1998. “Employee Involvement, Work Reorganization, and the New Labor Movement: Toward a Radical Integration,” New Labor Forum, No. 2, Spring.

Juravich, Tom, William F. Hartford and James R. Green. 1996. Commonwealth of Toil: Chapters in the History of Massachusetts Workers and Their Unions. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press.

Bronfenbrenner, Kate and Tom Juravich. 1995. Union Organizing in the Public Sector: An Analysis of State and Local Elections. Ithaca, NY: ILR Press.

Juravich, Tom and Peter R. Shergold. 1998. “The Impact of Unions Upon the Voting Behavior of Their Members,” Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 41, April, 374-385.

Juravich, Tom. 1985. Chaos on the Shop Floor: A Worker’s View of Quality, Productivity and Management. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.

Current Funded Projects

The Epidemic of Wage Theft in Residential Construction