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By Steven J. Rosswurm

In 1949 and 1950, the Congress of commercial agencies (CIO) expelled many left-wing unions, representing 750,000 employees, 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 This number of formerly unpublished essays explores the historical past of these 11 left-led unions.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 about particular points of numerous unions--the Longshoremen, the United Electricians (UE), the Fur staff, and the nutrition and Tobacco Workers--while others take in the impression of the federal government's and the Catholic church's anticommunism upon the unions as a whole.

This assortment additionally addresses primary family problems with twentieth-century the US: race and govt coverage within the shaping of exchange unionism; the impression of anticommunism and the chilly warfare on race family members and operating stipulations; and the quick- and long-range influence of the expulsions upon the exertions circulate. With groundbreaking essays that still difficulty the post-World conflict II interval, Southern employees and staff in non-basic industries, this booklet will attract scholars of radicalism, race family, anticommunism, and exertions history.

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