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By Kiernan W. Taylor, Robert W. Cherny, William Issel

ISBN-10: 081353402X

ISBN-13: 9780813534022

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ISBN-13: 9780813534039

This assortment addresses the heritage of yank labour within the postwar years through exploring the influence of the worldwide contest among the U.S. and the Soviet Union on American staff and labour unions.

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But anyway, we didn’t do it. Now it wasn’t too many months after that [actually in 1960], when Carey was trying to pull off a company-wide strike. And he got all the plants except Schenectady. He never got Schenectady. And we think our relationship with Jandreau had a lot to do with it. Jandreau was the one to stop that. Now how do you evaluate that? You know, we never got any credit for it, I don’t think, but I think it was through our efforts. ” And the company would’ve had a company-wide strike.

Several times we’d be asked to come out and speak. He’d take one side of his telling of a story and I’d tell it the other one, be on same platform . . diametrically opposed in our theories. But I knew him well, as I say, I enjoyed working with him, if you could call it enjoyment. [McCarthy] . . was trying to embarrass Schenectady, embarrass everybody involved, Jandreau and the whole crowd of ’em. And here we were trying to keep . . out of troubled waters, and McCarthy came up here and just raised hell.

S. O’Brien, “The ‘Communistdominated’ Unions in the United States Since 1950,” Labor History 9 (1968): 184–205. For an overview of McCarthyism’s assault on the left-led unions, see Ellen W. Schrecker, “McCarthyism and the Labor Movement: The Role of the State,” in The CIO’s Left-Led Unions, ed. Rosswurm, 139–157. The most thorough treatment of the early history of the Taft-Hartley Act can be found in 22 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. Ellen Schrecker Harry A. Millis and Emily Clark Brown, From the Wagner Act to Taft-Hartley (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1950); see also Gerard D.

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