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The Laundry Workers’ Uprising: The Fight to Build a Democratic Union in the Twentieth Century

Jenny Carson profiles some of the dynamic early leaders of the New York laundry workers union uprising of the 1930s, and how their fight for a democratic union met resistance from a notable CIO union, the Amalgamated Clothing Workers. It is a window into her longer treatment in A Matter of Moral Justice, published by University of Illinois Press –editor Read more →

May 4th, 2022