Labor and the "Intellectuals"

August 1943
New Republic;8/9/43, Vol. 109 Issue 6, p183
Analyses the criticism of the role of intellectuals in the labor movement in the United States. Need of intellectuals in labor movement to furnish it with ideas and methods for achieving its policies and objectives; Failure of trade unions to employ the services of engineers, advocates, propagandists and administrators to promote their affairs; Hostility of trade-union leaders towards intellectuals; Services offered by government experts and individual liberals to the labor movement.


Related Articles

  • Union Traditions and Membership Apathy. Karsh, Bernard // Labor Law Journal;Sep58, Vol. 9 Issue 9, p641 

    The article examines implications of the assertion that membership apathy is one of the determinants of the local union's power potential. The word "apathy" carries a number of implications, at least as applied to understanding the operation of the local union. To describe the membership as...

  • Memorial Resolution of the Faculty of the University of Wisconsin on the Death of Ernest E. Schwarztrauber. Otto, M. C.; Rundell, O. S.; Ulriksson, V.; Witte, E. E.; Perlman, Selig // ILR Review;Apr51, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p473 

    The article details the resolution adopted by the faculty of the University of Wisconsin on the death of Ernest Edward Schwarztrauber, director for many years of the Wisconsin School for Workers and a distinguished leader in workers' education. Schwarztrauber was born on December 25, 1884 in...

  • The lack of female union leaders: a look at some reasons. Koziara, Karen S.; Pierson, David A. // Monthly Labor Review;May81, Vol. 104 Issue 5, p30 

    Looks at some of the reasons for the lack of female union leaders. Basis of choosing union leaders; Perceived negotiation and interpersonal skills; Perceived industrial relations knowledge; Union members concerned about access; Rewards of union office.

  • UNIONS AND THEIR INTELLECTUALS. Blum, Albert A. // Challenge (05775132);Apr65, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p26 

    The role the intellectual in the labor movement has always troubled trade union executives and members. Curiously enough, staff members have been leaving the labor movement because they feel they are doing far too little, and it is this problem that has wide ramifications for American society....

  • Training of Labor Union Officials. Gray, Lois S. // Labor Law Journal;Aug75, Vol. 26 Issue 8, p472 

    Discusses the need for planned programs of apprenticeship or internship which would prepare union leaders in the United States for increasing responsibilities. Observation that leadership training is a principal challenge facing the American labor movement; Unions that have instituted programs...

  • DAMAGES TO EXPELLED UNION MEMBERS.  // Labor Law Journal;Nov50, Vol. 1 Issue 14, p1133 

    The article reports on the affirmation on appeal of an order of a California court compelling a union to reinstate wrongfully expelled members and to pay them damages for loss of earnings. The procedure followed in expelling the members was in direct conflict with the union constitution, and, by...

  • THE NEW FACE OF LABOR. Kirkland, Rik // Fortune;10/16/2006, Vol. 154 Issue 8, p122 

    The article provides a look at union leader Andrew Stern of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). According to the article, Stern is passionate about the future of the U.S. government because half of SEIU members work in the public sector. The author argues that Stern is...

  • Materialism in Unions.  // America;10/29/1955, Vol. 94 Issue 5, p119 

    The author looks at the remuneration of union leaders in the U.S. as of 1955. He refers to Edwin A. Lahey, labor reporter for the "Extension" magazine in its November 1955 issue, who claimed that union leaders receive compensation at par with business executives. He agrees with Lahey in judging...

  • Catholic Labor Unions.  // America;12/21/1935, Vol. 54 Issue 11, p242 

    The author expresses his opinion on the differences of the labor unions. The author mentions that according to the press one of these differences is the excessively high salaries ranging from $6,000 to $20,000 paid to some labor officials which is questionable. He also stated that it is a...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics