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Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Strategy and the Organization in the California Farm Worker Movement

Marshall Ganz

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195162011
eISBN:
9780199943401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162011.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book tells the story of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers' ground-breaking victory, drawing important lessons from this dramatic tale. Since the 1900s, large-scale agricultural ... More


Sewing the Fabric of Statehood: Garment Unions, American Labor, and the Establishment of the State of Israel

Adam M. Howard

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041464
eISBN:
9780252050060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041464.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book explores the untold story of how three influential garment unions worked with the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) in support of a new ... More


Labor Under Fire: History of the AFL-CIO since 1979

Timothy J. Minchin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632988
eISBN:
9781469633008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632988.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

From the Reagan years to the present, the labor movement has faced a profoundly hostile climate. As America’s largest labor federation, the AFL-CIO was forced to reckon with severe political and ... More


John McClellan, the Teamsters, and Biracial Labor Politics in Arkansas, 1947–1959

Michael Pierce

in Life and Labor in the New New South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037950
eISBN:
9780813043111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037950.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The John McClellan-led Senate investigations into Teamster corruption were motivated, in part, by the senator's need to secure his political base in Arkansas. In the mid-1950s, the state's labor ... More


The Southern Key: Class, Race, and Radicalism in the 1930s and 1940s

Michael Goldfield

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190079321
eISBN:
9780190079352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190079321.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History, American History: 20th Century

The South is today, as it always has been, the key to understanding American society, its politics, its constitutional anomalies and government structure, its culture, its social relations, its music ... More


Building the Labor-Clergy-Immigrant Alliance

Randy Shaw

in Rallying for Immigrant Rights: The Fight for Inclusion in 21st Century America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267541
eISBN:
9780520948914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267541.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

In the spring of 2006, millions of Latinos and their supporters marched through America’s streets to demand legalization for the nation’s undocumented immigrants. Many factors contributed to these ... More


Fighting Unions

Jennifer A. Delton

in The Industrialists: How the National Association of Manufacturers Shaped American Capitalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691167862
eISBN:
9780691203324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167862.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) as an explicitly anti-union organization with the stated goal of maintaining the “open shop”—or union-free workplaces. NAM's ... More


Origins of the Jewish Labor Movement

Adam M. Howard

in Sewing the Fabric of Statehood: Garment Unions, American Labor, and the Establishment of the State of Israel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041464
eISBN:
9780252050060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041464.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1917, the AFL endorsed the British government’s Balfour Declaration, which called for a Jewish homeland in Palestine. This marked the first time that the American labor movement engaged with the ... More


Building a Nation

Adam M. Howard

in Sewing the Fabric of Statehood: Garment Unions, American Labor, and the Establishment of the State of Israel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041464
eISBN:
9780252050060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041464.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the late 1920s and early 1930s, some Bundists began to identify as non-Zionists. Although they viewed Zionism as a nationalist distraction from their socialist values, they believed assisting ... More


From Homeland to Statehood

Adam M. Howard

in Sewing the Fabric of Statehood: Garment Unions, American Labor, and the Establishment of the State of Israel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041464
eISBN:
9780252050060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041464.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The 1939 McDonald White Paper proved calamitous for European Jews as it severely limited immigration to Palestine. This led the AFL and the recently formed CIO to pressure the British government to ... More


Recognition and Beyond

Adam M. Howard

in Sewing the Fabric of Statehood: Garment Unions, American Labor, and the Establishment of the State of Israel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041464
eISBN:
9780252050060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041464.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

With the founding of Israel in May 1948, the American labor movement rejoiced. However, it maintained steady pressure on the Truman administration to allow for weapons sales to Israel and to ensure a ... More


A Labor-Liberal Constellation

Emily J. Charnock

in The Rise of Political Action Committees: Interest Group Electioneering and the Transformation of American Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190075514
eISBN:
9780190075545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190075514.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter traces the initial diffusion of the PAC concept from the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) to other labor organizations, including the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and ... More


A Tale of  Two PACs

Emily J. Charnock

in The Rise of Political Action Committees: Interest Group Electioneering and the Transformation of American Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190075514
eISBN:
9780190075545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190075514.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter traces the diffusion of the PAC concept from the left to the right of the political spectrum in the late 1950s, with the formation of conservative electoral groups such as the Americans ... More


Epilogue

Jennifer Luff

in Commonsense Anticommunism: Labor and Civil Liberties between the World Wars

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835418
eISBN:
9781469601717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869895_luff.15
Subject:
History, Economic History

This epilogue highlights the Taft-Hartley Act, which unionists in the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and the Committee for Industrial Organization (CIO) called a “slave labor law.” By the spring ... More


Conflicting Statutory Purposes: Conflicting Values

James A. Gross

in Rights, Not Interests: Resolving Value Clashes under the National Labor Relations Act

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714252
eISBN:
9781501714276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714252.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter analyses how from the Taft-Hartley Act to the Reagan–Bush Boards the subordination of workers’ rights to the economic interests of employers became more established, particularly as a ... More


Militancy and Fear: May 1934–June 1940

Donna T. Haverty-Stacke

in Trotskyists on Trial: Free Speech and Political Persecution Since the Age of FDR

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479851942
eISBN:
9781479891627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479851942.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The first Smith Act trial originated, in part, in the personal histories of the defendants. The ties between certain members of Teamsters Local 544-AFL and the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) shaped ... More


Introduction

Jennifer Luff

in Commonsense Anticommunism: Labor and Civil Liberties between the World Wars

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835418
eISBN:
9781469601717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869895_luff.4
Subject:
History, Economic History

This book discusses labor anticommunism in the interwar years, showing how labor conservatives became reluctant civil libertarians in the 1920s and proto-McCarthyists in the late 1930s. It charts the ... More


Labor and Liberties: The American Federation of Labor, 1886–1915

Jennifer Luff

in Commonsense Anticommunism: Labor and Civil Liberties between the World Wars

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835418
eISBN:
9781469601717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869895_luff.5
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter discusses the founding of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) by Samuel Gompers, a tireless organizer and the driving force behind the AFL. As president, Gompers advocated a ... More


Sedition and Civil Liberties: The AFL during World War I

Jennifer Luff

in Commonsense Anticommunism: Labor and Civil Liberties between the World Wars

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835418
eISBN:
9781469601717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869895_luff.7
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter discusses the American Federation of Labor (AFL) during World War I, the period when Samuel Gompers, along with the members and leaders of the AFL, were led to rethink their civil ... More


Communism, Civil Liberties, and the Red Scare

Jennifer Luff

in Commonsense Anticommunism: Labor and Civil Liberties between the World Wars

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835418
eISBN:
9781469601717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869895_luff.8
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter examines the role of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) in the Red Scare. Following the general strike of radical workers and the explosion of bombs in eight different cities in ... More


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