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The Pilbara: From the Deserts Profits Come by Bradon Ellem

Journal Article


Abstract


  • In this timely book, industrial relations historian Bradon Ellem outlines the process of de-unionization and the accompanying decline in working conditions in the iron-ore mining industry of Western Australia. Covering the period from the 1960s up to the present, The Pilbara charts the negotiations between the mining unions and the three big mining companies: BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, and Fortescue Metals Group (FMG). Ellem demonstrates that the fragmented mining unions had little hope of preventing the process of de-unionization, a turn of events made more poignant by the industry’s past fame for its militant and powerful union movement.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Martinez, J. (2019). The Pilbara: From the Deserts Profits Come by Bradon Ellem. Labor: Studies in the Working Class History of the Americas, 16 (2), 174-175.

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 174

End Page


  • 175

Volume


  • 16

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • In this timely book, industrial relations historian Bradon Ellem outlines the process of de-unionization and the accompanying decline in working conditions in the iron-ore mining industry of Western Australia. Covering the period from the 1960s up to the present, The Pilbara charts the negotiations between the mining unions and the three big mining companies: BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, and Fortescue Metals Group (FMG). Ellem demonstrates that the fragmented mining unions had little hope of preventing the process of de-unionization, a turn of events made more poignant by the industry’s past fame for its militant and powerful union movement.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Martinez, J. (2019). The Pilbara: From the Deserts Profits Come by Bradon Ellem. Labor: Studies in the Working Class History of the Americas, 16 (2), 174-175.

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 174

End Page


  • 175

Volume


  • 16

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United States