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By Steven J. Rosswurm

In 1949 and 1950, the Congress of commercial enterprises (CIO) expelled many left-wing unions, representing 750,000 staff, simply because they have been supposedly Communist-dominated. This number of formerly unpublished essays explores the historical past of these 11 left-led unions. a few essays think of particular elements of a number of unions--the Longshoremen, the United Electricians (UE), the Fur staff, and the nutrition and Tobacco Workers--while others soak up the effect of the federal government's and the Catholic church's anticommunism upon the unions as a whole.

This assortment additionally addresses significant family problems with twentieth-century the United States: race and executive coverage within the shaping of exchange unionism; the influence of anticommunism and the chilly warfare on race kin and operating stipulations; and the fast- and long-range influence of the expulsions upon the exertions circulate. With groundbreaking essays that still trouble the post-World battle II interval, Southern staff and staff in non-basic industries, this booklet will attract scholars of radicalism, race kin, anticommunism, and hard work history.

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