Art Preis. Twenty years of the CIO.

Biblioteca / 1960-1969

Art Preis. Labor’s Giant Step: Twenty years of the CIO, 1936-1955.

Nueva York: Pathfinder Press, 1972.

Primera edición, Pioneer Publishers, 1964.

Contents

Introduction

Preface

PART I

THE RISE OF THE CIO (1929-1940)

1 – The «Golden Twenties» Collapse

2 – «New Deal» – Myth and Fact

3 – War on Labor under the NRA

4 – Three Strikes That Paved the Way

5 – Industrial vs. Craft Unionism

6 – The CIO’s Political Coalition with Roosevelt

7 – Flint ’37 – «Gettysburg» of the CIO

8 – The Sit-Down Wave and Little Steel Defeat

9 – The Roosevelt Depression and CIO Retreat

PART II

PRELUDE TO WAR (1940-1942)

10 – Internal Conflicts and Factions

11 – Triumphs at River Rouge and Bethlehem

12 – Roosevelt-Open Strikebreaker

13 – The Fight against the National Defense Mediation Board

14 – The Minneapolis Labor Case

PART III

THE CIO IN THE WAR (1942-1945)

15 – Roosevelt’s War Labor Curbs

16 – The Wartime Wage Freeze

17 – The Break between Lewis and Murray

18 – How the Miners Won

19 – «The Situation Is Intolerable»

20 – The War Labor Board and the Montgomery Ward Strike

21 – The Fight against the No-Strike Pledge

22 – Labor Political Action

PART IV

THE POSTWAR STRIKE WAVE (1945-1946)

23 – American Labor’s Greatest Upsurge

PART V

THE NEW OFFENSIVE AGAINST LABOR (1946-1947)

24 – Truman’s Anti-Labor Drive

25 – Economic and Legislative War on Labor

PART VI

COLD WAR IN THE CIO (1946-1950)

26 – The Cold-War Witch Hunt Begins  

27 – Conflict Over the Marshall Plan

28 – Taft-Hartley Injunctions and Faction Strife

29 – The Wallace Campaign and Truman’s Victory

30 – Raids and Purges

31 – The «Fourth Round» Wage Campaign

32 – Splits and Expulsions

PART VII

THE KOREAN WAR YEARS (1950-1953)

33 – Labor’s Near-Break with Truman

34 – The Third National Steel Strike

35 – End of an Era

PART VIII

AFTER THE NEW DEAL – FAIR DEAL ERA (1953-1955)

36 – New Moves toward AFL-CIO Merger

37 – «30 for 40» and «GAW»

38 – The Witch Hunt and Labor Struggles

39 – The World’s Largest Union

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