Jeff Schuhrke

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Jeff Schuhrke is a labor historian and assistant professor at the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. School of Labor Studies, SUNY Empire State College in New York City. He is the author of the forthcoming book Blue-Collar Empire: The AFL-CIO and the Global Cold War (2023).

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Jeff Schuhrke is a labor historian and assistant professor at the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. School of Labor Studies, SUNY Empire State College in New York City. He is the author of the forthcoming book Blue-Collar Empire: The AFL-CIO and the Global Cold War (2023).


From Solidarity to Shock Therapy: The AFL-CIO and the Fall of Soviet Communism

by on November 22, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the death of Mikhail Gorbachev this year have sparked renewed interest in the USSR’s 1991 disintegration, a moment that officially brought an end to the Cold War.

Historians have been prominent in the many recent discussions and debates about how the demise of the Soviet Union thirty years ago set the stage for Vladimir Putin’s rise to power, the controversial expansion of NATO, and the current war in Ukraine.  

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