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Victor Devinatz

Professor
Management and Quantitative Methods
  • About
  • Education
  • Research

Current Courses

499.001Independent Research For The Master's Thesis

324.001Industrial Relations Management

324.002Industrial Relations Management

498.001Professional Practice: Intern/Coop Ed In Management

498.002Professional Practice: Intern/Coop Ed In Management

398.001Professional Practice: Internship In Management

398.001Professional Practice: Internship/cooperative Education In Business Administration 

298.001Professional Practice:Internship/Coop Ed In Business Administration

298.001Professional Practice:Internship/Cooperative Ed In Management

324.001Industrial Relations Management

498.001Professional Practice: Intern/Coop Ed In Management

398.001Professional Practice: Internship In Management

398.001Professional Practice: Internship/cooperative Education In Business Administration 

298.001Professional Practice:Internship/Coop Ed In Business Administration

298.001Professional Practice:Internship/Cooperative Ed In Management

PhD Industrial Relations

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

MS Labor Studies

University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA

MA Physical Education

Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

Other Physical Education

Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

Book, Authored

Devinatz, V. High Tech Betrayal: Working and Organizing on the Shop Floor. Michigan State University Press (1999)

Book, Chapter

Devinatz, V. Alliance for Labor Action. M. Dubofsky (EDs), The Oxford Encylopedia of American Business, Labor and Economic History. Oxford University Press (2013)
Devinatz, V. Change to Win Federation. The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History. Oxford University Press (2013)
Devinatz, V. International Confederation of Free Trade Unions. The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History. Oxford University Press (2013)
Devinatz, V. Living Wage. M. Dubofsky (EDs), The Oxford Encylopedia of American Business, Labor and Economic History. Oxford University Press (2013)
Devinatz, V. Right to Work Laws. M. Dubofsky (EDs), The Oxford Encylopedia of American Business, Labor and Economic History. Oxford University Press (2013)

Conference Proceeding

Devinatz, V. The Changing Scope of Union Organizing in the United States in the Early Twenty-First Century. Association on Employment Practices and Principles (2007): 25-31.
Devinatz, V. Testing the Johnston 'Public Sector Union Strike Success Hypothesis' on Illinois Firefighter Strikes, 1968-1980. Association on Employment Practices and Principles (2006): 28-33.
Devinatz, V. Manufacturing Resistance: Rationalizing the Irrationality of Managerial Control on the Shop Floor in a US Medical Electronics Factory. Association on Employment Practices and Principles (2005): 15-20.
Devinatz, V. High-Tech Production Workers' Fear of Unionizing: A Wheeler-McClendon Model Analysis of a Union Organizing Campaign at a US Medical Electronics Factory. Association on Employment Practices and Principles (2004): 80-85.
Devinatz, V. Tech Labor Process? Analyzing the Nature of Skill, Deskilling and Managerial Control of Labor in a Medical Electronics Factory. Association on Employment Practices and Principles (2003): 17-22.

Instructor's Manual

Devinatz, V. Testing the Johnston "Public Sector Union Strike Success' Hypothesis: A Qualitative Analysis. Journal of Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector 26.2 (1997): 99-112.

Journal Article

Devinatz, V. Before "Banana Time": Donald Roy on Labor, Economic Activities, Unemployment Duration and Politico-Economic Attitudes of Seattle Hooverville Residents. Labor Law Journal 72.1 (2021): 50-56.
Devinatz, V. The Labor Party Question: Rethinking American Exceptionalism, the CPUSA’s Role and CPUSA-Led/Influenced Trade Union Activity Circa 1936 to 1955. American Communist History 20.1-2 (2021): 95 - 107.
Devinatz, V. Interpreting the Communist Party USA’s Historical Role in the US Trade Unions: Insights from the Early Institutionalist Theory of Industrial Relations. International Critical Thought 10.1 (2020): 138-149.
Devinatz, V. The First International, the US Left and British Trotskyism: Their Relevance to Trade Unions and Workers. American Communist History 19.1-2 (2020): 132-142.
Devinatz, V. A U.S. Woman Industrial Relations Pioneer and "Mother of Arbitration": The Life and Times of Jean T. McKelvey. Labor Law Journal 70.1 (2019): 64-74.

Newspaper, Article

Devinatz, V. May Day 2019: The 2018-19 Teacher Strikes and the Fight against Austerity. StreetWise 27.17 (2019): 13.

Presentations

The Crisis of US Trade Unionism and What Needs to be Done. Distinguished Professor Lecture. (2013)
Manufacturing Resistance: Rationalizing the Irrationality of Managerial Control on the Shop Floor in a US Medical Electronics Factory. Association of Management - Annual Conference. (2005)
High-Tech Production Workers' Fear of Unionizing: A Wheeler-McClendon Model Analysis of a Union Organizing Campaign at a US Medical Electronics Factory. Association on Employment Practices and Principles. (2004)
Kusterer or Manwaring and Wood on the High-Tech Labor Process? Analyzing the Nature of Skill, Deskilling and Managerial Control of Labor in a Medical Electronics Factory. Association on Employment Practices and Principles. (2003)
The Alliance for Labor Action: A Rejection of AFL-CIO Business Unionism and a Return to CIO Social Unionism?. Merl E. Reed Fellowship in Southern Labor History. (2003)
The Latino Gellers' Wildcat Strike at the Biomedical Electronics Corporation. North American Management Society. (2003)
A Response to the British Journal of Industrial Relations Symposium on The Human Rights Watch Report: A Minimum Program For Promoting Collective Bargaining Rights as a Human Right. Association on Employment Practices and Principles. (2002)
Struggling Against the Culture of Competition: The Attempt to Organize a Faculty Union at a Public University. Midwest Business Administration Assoc.. (2001)
Conducted a seminar/workshop in which I taught mutual gains bargaining skills to Farmers Insurance (Aurora, IL) employees, March 9, 2000. Farmer's Insurance. (2000)
Did They Stand Fast: The Role of the Trotskyists in the UAW, 1939-1948. Explorations in the History of U.S. Trotskyism. (2000)

Grants & Contracts

A Theory of CIO Shop Floor Unionism: The Case of UAW Local 6, 1941-1981. Illinois State University. Illinois State University. (1993)
Political Radicalism in the American Trade Union Movement from 1930 - 1955. Carlson School of Management Honors. (1990)
Doctoral Dissertation Research at the Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University.. Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. (1989)
Doctoral Dissertation Special Grant. University of Minnesota Graduate School. (1989)
Industrial Relations Departmental Fellowship. Industrial Relations Center. (1989)
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