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By Kiernan W. Taylor, Robert W. Cherny, William Issel

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ISBN-13: 9780813534022

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This assortment addresses the historical past of yank labour within the postwar years by means of exploring the influence of the worldwide contest among the U.S. and the Soviet Union on American employees and labour unions.

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In the 1930s the city’s radical tradition was passed to a new generation of activists, many of them Communists active in the GE Works. Eliminating the firm’s company union, they and their non-Communist allies helped establish a strong left-wing CIO-based labor movement in the city and in the region, a movement that revolved around Local 301 of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE). Through the late 1930s and into the 1940s, the local grew to include between 20,000 to 30,000 GE workers.

13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 21 sit: The Transport Workers Union in New York City, 1933–1960 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1989). See also Rick Halpern, Down on the Killing Floor: Black and White Workers in Chicago’s Packinghouses, 1904–54 (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1997). Paul Lyons, Philadelphia Communists 1936–1956 (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1982), 126. The positive assessment of the CIO’s Communists comes from Robert H. Zieger, hardly a party sympathizer, in The CIO, 1935–1955 (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1995), 255.

9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 21 sit: The Transport Workers Union in New York City, 1933–1960 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1989). See also Rick Halpern, Down on the Killing Floor: Black and White Workers in Chicago’s Packinghouses, 1904–54 (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1997). Paul Lyons, Philadelphia Communists 1936–1956 (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1982), 126. The positive assessment of the CIO’s Communists comes from Robert H. Zieger, hardly a party sympathizer, in The CIO, 1935–1955 (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1995), 255.

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