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This assortment addresses the background of yank labour within the postwar years via exploring the impression of the worldwide contest among the USA and the Soviet Union on American staff and labour unions.
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Grifﬁth, The Crisis of American Labor: Operation Dixie and the Defeat of the CIO (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1988), 150–52; Larry J. Grifﬁn and Robert R. Korstad, “Race as Class and Gender: Making and Breaking a Labor Union in the Jim Crow South,” Social Science History 19 (1995): 425–54. For an extended look at the Allis-Chalmers situation, see Stephen Meyer, “Stalin Over Wisconsin” The Making and Unmaking of Militant Unionism, 1900–1950 (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1992).
It could have [cost] a lot of business to the company, you know. So then, we didn’t know what—we [were going to do]. Well, the whole thing got exposed at all the McCarthy hearings. The damn drunken bum! Jeez, he was a dandy. We took good care of him! We got him drunk anyway. This was at the hotel after some of the hearings [in Albany]. We had one of the guys over that were our security men, made sure that he had enough to drink. [Charles LaForge] was in charge of security, which was part of my job.
13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 21 sit: The Transport Workers Union in New York City, 1933–1960 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1989). See also Rick Halpern, Down on the Killing Floor: Black and White Workers in Chicago’s Packinghouses, 1904–54 (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1997). Paul Lyons, Philadelphia Communists 1936–1956 (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1982), 126. The positive assessment of the CIO’s Communists comes from Robert H. Zieger, hardly a party sympathizer, in The CIO, 1935–1955 (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1995), 255.