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A CIO Moment?

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On October 12, 2022
Sarah Jaffe has a typically excellent piece at The Progressive discussing whether we are presently in a moment akin to the development of the CIO in the mid 30s. I was able to offer some thoughts that she included in the piece. The Depression, notes labor historian Erik Loomis, professor at the University of Rhode […]
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The Communists and the CIO

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On October 28, 2016
As far as it goes, this history of communists and the CIO in the 1930s and 1940s that Jacobin published is sound, both factually and historiographically, except for saying Though its role is rarely mentioned, and even less frequently assessed, the Left was central to the organization of this new dissident union federation. which makes […]
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On October 19, 1935, the American Federation of Labor was holding its convention in Atlantic City. While usually a staid affair, this convention was rocked by a fight on stage between United Mine Workers of American president John L. Lewis and United Brotherhood of Carpenters president Big Bill Hutcheson. This incident and the lead-up to […]
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