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  •  and the CIO was the more radical union (1+ / 0-)
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    group, it had communist led unions in it. The organisation of black workers in the brotherhood of sleeping car porters is in 1925 and it caused one hell of a fight in the AFL (http://en.wikipedia.org/...). There was incredibly strong union activity in the teens, 20s and 30s. The welfare state in the UK was started in response to general strikes and it was promised to be delivered in full after WWII ended. Without the strikes, without the agitation there would have been no social welfare state in the UK or in the US.

    I will talk to Le Gauchiste who is a specialist on Lochner vs New York which was in response to bakers unions demanding better wages and working conditions. The decision was not overturned until the Roosevelt period and ask him to write on it.

    "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 04:47:25 PM PST

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    •  Yes that would be great. (1+ / 0-)
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      And at some point down the road, I would like to write about William Z Foster. I have a few of his books: his autobio, (also a bio), the one on the steel strike of 1919, and the his HX of the CP in the USA, which is about the CP's role in the struggles of the day, a great read.

      Most of my labor hx library is 1880-1920. But I do have one box of books that covers 1920-1940. And buying more all the time.

      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 05:00:48 PM PST

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      •  WZ Foster!! oh my! (1+ / 0-)
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        close to crying now! I have a feeling that you and I have similar shelving problems in that we do not have too many books (as there are never too many books) but we have run out of shelf space! Would love to see your library, drool! Yes, I am a real weirdo, when I go to someone's house, I actually check their libraries to see what they are into ... I was floored when visiting a relative and I couldn't find a book in the house, I had no idea what to say beyond what a clean and large house you have here! :D

        "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 05:35:09 PM PST

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