The Resource A renegade union : interracial organizing and labor radicalism, Lisa Phillips

A renegade union : interracial organizing and labor radicalism, Lisa Phillips

Label
A renegade union : interracial organizing and labor radicalism
Title
A renegade union
Title remainder
interracial organizing and labor radicalism
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Phillips
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Dedicated to organizing workers from diverse racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, many of whom were considered "unorganizable" by other unions, the progressive New York City-based labor union District 65 counted among its 30,000 members retail clerks, office workers, warehouse workers, and wholesale workers. In this book, Lisa Phillips presents a distinctive study of District 65 and its efforts to secure economic equality for minority workers in sales and processing jobs in small, low-end shops and warehouses throughout the city. Phillips shows how organizers fought tirelessly to achieve better hours and higher wages for "unskilled," unrepresented workers and to destigmatize the kind of work they performed. Closely examining the strategies employed by District 65 from the 1930s through the early Cold War years, Phillips assesses the impact of the McCarthy era on the union's quest for economic equality across divisions of race, ethnicity, and skill. Though their stories have been overshadowed by those of auto, steel, and electrical workers who forced American manufacturing giants to unionize, the District 65 workers believed their union provided them with an opportunity to re-value their work, the result of an economy inclining toward fewer manufacturing jobs and more low-wage service and processing jobs. Phillips recounts how District 65 first broke with the CIO over the latter's hostility to left-oriented politics and organizing agendas, then rejoined to facilitate alliances with the NAACP. In telling the story of District 65 and detailing community organizing efforts during the first part of the Cold War and under the AFL-CIO umbrella, A Renegade Union continues to revise the history of the left-led unions of the Congress of Industrial Organizations."--Publisher's website
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Cataloging source
MdBmJHUP
Dewey number
331.88089/96073074710904
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6519.N5
LC item number
P45 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The working class in American history
Label
A renegade union : interracial organizing and labor radicalism, Lisa Phillips
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Community-based, "catch-all" organizing on New York's Lower East side -- Getting beyond racial, ethnic, religious, and skill-based divisions -- "Like a scab over an infected sore": full and fair employment during and after World War II -- Attacked from the left and the right: community-organizing, civic unionism during the early years of the Cold War -- A third Labor Federation? The Distributive, Processing, and Office Workers of America (DPO) -- Community organizing under the AFL-CIO umbrella
Control code
ocn859686871
Extent
1 online resource (256 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252094507
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt2mxd2z
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b30483918
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)859686871
  • pebcs0252037324

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