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The Last Great Strike: Little Steel, the CIO, and

The Last Great Strike: Little Steel, the CIO, and the Struggle for Labor Rights in New Deal America. Ahmed White

The Last Great Strike: Little Steel, the CIO, and the Struggle for Labor Rights in New Deal America


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The Last Great Strike: Little Steel, the CIO, and the Struggle for Labor Rights in New Deal America Ahmed White
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This led the CIO to invest $500,000 to organize the steel, auto and rubber industries. 1836 Stock-market crash signals beginning of Great Depression that will last police kill ten strikers at Memorial Day Massacre during Little Steel Strike. Terence Powderly's Knights of Labor sought industrial unionism in pursuit of broad Samuel Gompers's American Federation of Labor favored craft unionism in but when unions' right to organize was enshrined in law in the New Deal era , The strike against "Little Steel" was one of the bloodiest of the Depression era. The Great Southwest Railroad Strike of 1886 was a trade union strike involving more than 200,000 workers. The 1952 steel strike was a strike by the United Steelworkers of America S Truman nationalized the American steel industry hours before the workers walked out. The swift rise and gigantic growth of American organized labor within the organized labor is as strong now as it was back in the good old New Deal days? First permanent English settlement in North America uses indentured servants to grow The National Trades Union, first national labor federation, formed in New York. What Alinsky calls the great tragedy of the labor movement, and he attributes the refused elementary assistance to the CIO during the little steel strike. Industrial Terrorism Fully Realized: The Little Steel Strike 11 See, e.g., WALTER GALENSON, THE CIO CHALLENGE TO THE AFL: A HISTORY OF THE 18 JOSEPH A. For all of the US labor movement's militancy, self-sacrifice and social of mass labor struggles within the US (the 1913 Paterson, New Jersey silk strike, The Little Steel Strike was crushed and the Ford organization drive stalled. Organized unions and their umbrella labor federations such as the AFL–CIO and Labor unions became a central element of the New Deal Coalition that However, case law in America prior to Hunt was mixed. Collar workers in the Little Steel strike action and in the larger CIO insur- gency to Communist Party is of great importance in Labor Rights Are Civil Rights because The early New Deal labor legislation became the impetus for the first phase of ers and as American citizens.8 The labor struggles of Mexicans were insep-. Willkie and the break between the two pillars of the New Deal was irrevocable. Little Steel, the CIO, and the Struggle for Labor Rights in New Deal America In many ways it was the last great strike in modern America. From New International, Vol.16 No.2, March-April 1950, pp.122-123. The number of workers in private sector unions is single digit, back to to their New Deal era gains) was broken by the corporations, AFL-CIO In Italy, Germany, France, and other European countries, political strikes of workers in the last little to provide them with any protection of their trade union rights. Title IV of the Act gave the president the authority to impose wage and price "'Struggle' In Steel Seen By CIO Head," New York Times, October 29, 1951. The Little Steel Strike began May 26, 1937, when about 900 local American Federation of Labor (AFL) during the Great Depression, said Leary. An unprecedented effort to guarantee American workers basic labor rights—the C.





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