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Harry Van Arsdale, Jr. : labor's champion

Author: Gene Ruffini
Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Harry Van Arsdale Jr. revolutionized the labor scene from the 1930s until his death in 1986, first as Business Manager of New York's International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 3, and later as head of the New York City Central Labor Council and IBEW Treasurer. Now the legendary labor leader and his remarkable accomplishments during the Depression and the booming post-World War II years are recalled  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Harry Van Arsdale; Harry Van Arsdale; Harry Van Arsdale; Harry Van Arsdale
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gene Ruffini
ISBN: 0765610442 9780765610447
OCLC Number: 50079990
Description: xv, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Theodore W. Kheel --
A Tribute / Christopher Erikson --
From the Revolutionary War to Hell's Kitchen --
The Beginnings --
Genealogy --
The Van Arsdales in the Revolutionary War --
A New Start in New York City --
Family Hardships --
Harry Van Arsdale Jr.'s Entry into Unionism --
The Start of a Family --
Making His Mark: Early Struggles in Local Union 3 --
Factionalism --
Howell Broach Arrives on the Scene --
Van Arsdale's Rise to Leadership --
His Victory over Film Theater Owners --
The Great Depression --
Gangsterism and Communism --
A Fight to the Top --
Byzantine Politics --
The "Spy" Plot --
Factionalism Continues --
The "New Deal" Group and the "Committee of 100" --
Wrongful Criminal Charges and Exoneration --
Van Arsdale Elected as Business Manager --
Dealing with the New Deal --
The Roosevelt Administration and a "New Deal" for Labor --
Controversy Between the AFL and the CIO --
Local 3 as Hybrid Vertical/Horizontal Union --
Van Arsdale Innovations --
The Seven-Hour Day --
Job and Family --
Growing Pains --
The 1935 Subway Strike --
WPA Wage Scales --
The Allen Bradley Case --
Van Arsdale's Growing Stature --
The Growth of Local 3 --
The Five-Day Week, The Six-Hour Day --
Trip to the Soviet Union --
Management Pays the Employee's Share of Social Security Tax --
Battles on Many Fronts --
The 1939 World's Fair --
Troubles with the Media --
The Electrical Union World --
The Thurman Arnold Suit --
Van Arsdale's Opposition to U.S. Involvement in the European Conflict --
The Leviton and Triangle Strikes.
Responsibility: Gene Ruffini ; foreword by Theodor W. Kheel.
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A portrait of Harry Von Arsdale Jr (1905-1986), a towering figure in the New York labour scene. As business manager and president of important labour organizations, he advocated and won shorter work  Read more...

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