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Reds and America's Industrial Unions

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"From the late 1930s through the mid-1950s, the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) brought together America's working men and women under a united class banner. Of the thirty-eight CIO unions, eighteen were "left-wing" or "Communist-dominated." Yet the political stuggle between the CIO's "Communist-dominated" and right-wing unions was divisive and self-destructive. How did the Communists win, hold, and wield power in the CIO unions? Did they subordinate the needs of workers to those of the Soviet regime? The authors provide testable answers to these questions with historically specific, quantitative analyses of data on the CIO's origins, internal struggles, and political relations. They find that the CIO's Communist-led unions were among the most egalitarian and progressive on class, race, and gender issues, and fought to enlarge the freedom and enhance the human dignity of America's workers."--Jacket.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
ISBN: 9786610436354
6610436355
9781280436352
1280436352
9780511076299
0511076290
9780511499395
0511499396
9780511077869
0511077866
9780521798402
052179840X
9780521792127
0521792126
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 375 pages)
Additional Contributors: Zeitlin, Maurice 1935-

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