My discussion of the growth of the industrial union
movement in the early 1930s focuses on Birmingham and the role that African Americans played in its dramatic success.
Rose demonstrates, very effectively in my opinion, that it took a combination of the New Deal, the Wagner Act, and a nationally organized industrial union
with support from unskilled and skilled workers to force a giant like US Steel to the bargaining table.
When the workers went out on strike then, they had no large industrial union
and they had no basic concept of unity.
Vocation Bureau clients were seen evenings at Civic Service House and the YMCA and noons at the Economic Club at 6 Beacon Street and at Kehew's Women's Educational and Industrial Union
There was rapid fluctuation in union growth even during the CIO's heyday, with industrial union
gains between 1935 and 1937 being nearly wiped out by 1938.
came in largely from the ethnic workers and their children who labored in factories, organized themselves into industrial unions
, and provided key support for the Democratic party.
The Women's Educational and Industrial Union
was a forward looking, entrepreneurial organization.
No further attempt to create an industrial union
was made until the Depression of the 1930s.
Lembcke and Tattam begin their account of the IWA with an exploration into the uneven historical development of the wood products industry in the Pacific Northwest, and the concomitant social and political cleavages which divided the region's workforce and plagued the industrial union
The industrial union
was established in 1989 with aim of serving the sector and industrialists, caring for their interests and boosting performance.
Speakers are Bob Baugh, executive director of AFL-CIO Industrial Union
Council, and political activist/consultant Steve Novick; co-sponsored by Labor Education and Research Center.