The Case for Labor

Rogin, Lawrence
April 1952
Education;Apr1952, Vol. 72 Issue 8, p537
Academic Journal
The article examines the influence of communists in the American labor movement. In the U.S., many union have been called communist-dominated when there was no communist domination. Moreover, there are individuals and economic groups in the state whose economic and political interest is to equate unionism and communism because they are opposed to communism. In the New Deal period, following the establishment of legal protections for unionism and the encouragement of collective bargaining, textile workers began to organize, thus, their union was strongly anti-communist. By 1941, at the second convention of the union, a constitutional provision was adopted which deny communists and fascists the right to hold office. Due to this aspect and the increase wage of textile workers, the communist influence decreased.


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