TITLE

Lewis Loses the CIO

AUTHOR(S)
Klein, Michael
PUB. DATE
December 1941
SOURCE
New Republic;12/1/41, Vol. 105 Issue 22, p722
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on John L. Lewis, chairman of Congress of Industrial Organization. Design of Lewis that became the line of United Mine Workers' officialdom; Statement that as time and brooding served Lewis to fill out the concepts of his own destiny, his union's disconnection from the rest of organized labor became more apparent; Decline in the strength of the labor union; Fact that U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and National Recovery Administration gave Lewis his chance to rebuild his union; View that Lewis regarded the U.S. President's competition for leadership of the country's underprivileged; Statement that the big centrist unions in autos, rubber, aluminum, glass and. other mass-production industries were beginning to see that their future lay in government collaboration, that their lives depended on national defense; Emancipation of the ClO from Lewis' domination delivered it into the hands of his co-worker of thirty years standing, Phil Murray, vice president of CIO.
ACCESSION #
14692709

 

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