Vertical Union

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Vertical Union

A labor union representing all workers in a given industry in a geographic area, regardless of the company for which they work. For example, a horizontal union may represent all auto workers in Michigan. It is also called an industrial union.
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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 movement.
The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) along with the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (IBB), International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council (IUC), United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) and BBC Research are holding this panel discussion to review new findings in a study that they are releasing pertaining to the economy and clean coal technology.
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.
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