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This is the grave of John Brophy. Born in 1883 in Lancashire, England, Brophy grew up in the coal mining world. His family emigrated to the United States in 1892 to take up mining in Pennsylvania. The family moved to Phillipsburg, near Clearfield. Soon after, Brophy started working in the mines. Nothing uncommon about that; […]
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The CIO, Race, and Liberalism

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On March 18, 2017
Yeselson has an excellent long-form review of two new books on the CIO, race, and New Deal liberalism that look flawed but necessary anyway. You will want to read the whole thing if you care about the issues of the working-class, race, and the government in these perilous times. Here’s the conclusion: But this isn’t […]
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This is the grave of Philip Murray, former CIO president and of the United Steelworkers of America. Born in Blantyre, Scotland in 1892. His father was a miner and union leader who had himself immigrated from Ireland to Scotland. By 1902, Murray, the oldest son, was working in the mines as well to help support […]
On September 22, 1946, the Food, Tobacco, Agricultural & Allied Workers of America (FTA) reached a contract agreement with the Piedmont Tobacco Company, marking an early victory in the CIO’s Operation Dixie campaign. In the aftermath of the World War II, the Congress of Industrial Organizations wanted to expand American unionism to southern factory work. […]
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