Industrial Union

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Industrial Union

A labor organization composed of members employed in a particular field, such as textiles, but who perform different individual jobs within their general type of work.

Cross-references

Labor Union.

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A Social History of Industrial Unionism in Meatpacking, 1930-90, was co-principal interviewer for the United Packinghouse Workers of America Oral History Project at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, and, with Rick Halpern, of Meatpackers: An Oral History of Black Packinghouse Workers and Their Struggle for Racial and Economic Equality.
Thus the presumed embrace of industrial unionism by big corporations was never as prominent a feature as some historians have argued.
The new industrial unionism sought to bring all workers together into one union in each industry.
I sketched his important role in the labor movement of the 1920s and 1930s when, before the rise of the CIO, militant industrial unionism had been labeled "Musteism," his brief career as a Trotskyist, his reconversion to Christian pacifism, and his subsequent work for the Fellowship of Reconciliation, where he helped found the Congress of Racial Equality.
The context in which black workers, men and women, would fight for their rights within many organized workplaces and most industrial unions was historically altered during the formative period of the new industrial unionism from 1933 through 1941.
In the 1930s what united the left (in its broadest sense, from revolutionary socialists of all stripes to Nation readers in the Roosevelt Administration) was a vision of industrial unionism as a movement.
Salsberg played a leading role in the rise of industrial unionism, organizing a wide variety of groups, including clothing workers, steelworkers, autoworkers, and merchant seamen.
Its main significance, some argue, was its advocacy of industrial unionism prefiguring the more successful CIO.
Within this state-sanctioned system of segregation, industrial unionism represented the most progressive force for change, and the leaders interviewed here recount their toughest battles in the period immediately following World War II.
Moreover, government policy had the unexpected effect of encouraging industrial unionism and an attack on the "open shop" industries.
A Social History of Industrial Unionism in Meatpacking is typical of this intended synthesis; however, this intellectual turn may soon reach an abrupt dead-end.
288), and launched the long campaign to roll back the power of industrial unionism.

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