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US labor and political action, 1918-24

Andrew Strouthous

US labor and political action, 1918-24

a comparison of independent political action in New York, Chicago, and Seattle

by Andrew Strouthous

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Labor unions -- New York (State) -- New York -- Political activity -- History -- 20th century,
  • Labor unions -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Political activity -- History -- 20th century,
  • Labor unions -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Political activity -- History -- 20th century

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-202) and index.

    Other titlesU.S. labor and political action, 1918-24., United States labor and political action, 1918-24.
    StatementAndrew Strouthous.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD8085.N53 S77 2000
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 208 p. ;
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20764710M
    ISBN 100312221851
    LC Control Number98055308
    OCLC/WorldCa40545437

      Labor Spotlight. American Labor and U.S. History Textbooks: How Labor’s Story is Distorted in High School History Textbooks “Imagine opening a high school U.S. history textbook and finding no mention of —or at most a passing sentence about—Valley Forge, the Missouri Compromise, or the League of Nations ”. While the leading activists, organizers, and radicals feared that consumerist tendencies made working women seem frivolous and dissuaded them from political action, these women, in fact, went on strike in very large numbers during the period, proving themselves to be politically active, astute, and Ladies of Labor, Girls of 3/5(1).

    Book X: 1 After these matters we ought perhaps next to discuss pleasure. let us proceed to review the opinions that have been expressed about pleasure. 2 and-apart from the political action itself-aims at despotic power and honours, or at all events happiness, for him and his fellow citizens-a happiness different from political action. Overview of the Knights of Labor, the first important national labor organization in the United States, founded in Named the Noble Order of the Knights of Labor by its first leader, Uriah Smith Stephens, it originated as a secret organization meant to protect its members from employer retaliations.

    Oriental or Western, traditional or modern, power-justice interface has been the most enduring dilemma of political wisdom and action. Power is the main instrument of politics.   What is the MNPL? The Machinists Non-Partisan Political League (MNPL) is the political arm of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), the union with which the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) is affiliated. Created in , the MNPL is one of the most powerful and influential political action committees (PACs) in the United States.


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