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  •  I did not forget, it was in the link (1+ / 0-)
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    on the AFL which described the formation of the UMW and the CIO which was founded by the leader of the UMW; both were organising before the great depression, the model T came before the great depression. Shall we forget the uprising of the 20,000 and the formation of the trade union league, ACTWU, ILGWU ... unions and the left were incredibly active. longshoremen, etc ... the IWW and the Lawrence Strike, our history is during this period. There were unions in the 19th century, the knights of labour and the AFL both existed then. There was a developed working class, not small workers. I cannot agree with you more. I am thinking that maybe another history lesson is needed and so glad that you are putting up the piece next sunday ... I actually blinked! If mass production existed (and it did) there was a working class just like there was in the UK at the time.

    "Hegel noticed somewhere that all great world history facts and people so to speak twice occur. He forgot to add: the one time as tragedy, the other time as farce" Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte .

    by NY brit expat on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 04:35:08 PM PST

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    •  I am heart and soul with the great (1+ / 0-)
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      United Mine Workers of America. I love them above all other unions.

      Thanks for giving them this extra plug.

      We owe them so much.

      WE NEVER FORGET Our Labor Martyrs: a project to honor the men, women and children who lost their lives in Freedom's Cause. For Jan: USW Local Mourns Fallen Brother

      by JayRaye on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 04:46:24 PM PST

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      •  I love them also ... I have to (1+ / 0-)
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        admit that Matewan is one of my favourite movies. It amazes me that I have soft-spots for some unions over others; without the UMW I do not know where we would be today!

        "Hegel noticed somewhere that all great world history facts and people so to speak twice occur. He forgot to add: the one time as tragedy, the other time as farce" Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte .

        by NY brit expat on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 04:54:37 PM PST

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