By Kiernan W. Taylor, Robert W. Cherny, William Issel
This assortment addresses the background of yankee labour within the postwar years via 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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1 Schenectady GE workers marching on the UE hall on 30 June 1954, just after the NLRB election closed and the ballots had been counted. The IUE won. Credit: IUE Local 301 Records, M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York. And LaForge was quite prominent in that . . and his name got in the paper quite a little so we got hold of LaForge. We got acquainted with him and we found that he would be amenable to an offer to come down and head up our security.
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.
In building so and so; this was all in the Daily Worker. Sal was going along with them for the same reason that most of—some of us—were. We needed them at ﬁrst. But when they decided they were going to take over the union, that’s when things started to get bad. I mean that’s when a war started between Sal and Jandreau, and some of the others. During the war I went to a couple of the conventions, and one of the big issues was the second front . . they were ﬁghting to ease the front there against Leningrad.
American labor and the Cold War: grassroots politics and postwar political culture by Kiernan W. Taylor, Robert W. Cherny, William Issel