By Steven J. Rosswurm
In 1949 and 1950, the Congress of commercial businesses (CIO) expelled many left-wing unions, representing 750,000 employees, simply because they have been supposedly Communist-dominated. This number of formerly unpublished essays explores the historical past of these 11 left-led unions. a few essays give some thought to particular features of numerous unions--the Longshoremen, the United Electricians (UE), the Fur staff, and the nutrition and Tobacco Workers--while others soak up the impression of the federal government's and the Catholic church's anticommunism upon the unions as a whole.
This assortment additionally addresses primary family problems with twentieth-century the United States: race and executive coverage within the shaping of alternate unionism; the effect of anticommunism and the chilly struggle on race kin and operating stipulations; and the quick- and long-range influence of the expulsions upon the hard work circulation. With groundbreaking essays that still hindrance the post-World conflict II interval, Southern staff and staff in non-basic industries, this booklet will attract scholars of radicalism, race kinfolk, anticommunism, and hard work history.
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