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Labor U.S.A.

Author: Lester Velie
Publisher: New York, Harper [1959]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats

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Velie, Lester.
Labor U.S.A.
New York, Harper [1959]
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lester Velie
OCLC Number: 319227
Description: 318 pages
Contents: 1. A visit to the House of Labor, divided, and a close-up view of the head of the House, George Meany: Six days the shook the union world --
Plumber with his finger in the dike --
2. Two views of America's (and the world's) most powerful union -the Teamsters: from the top down: Jim Hoffa and co., from the bottom up: the dues payers: Jimmy Hoffa: dead end kid with a plus --
The Teamsters from the bottom up --
3. Why they behave like union leaders: some portraits light and gray: Why they hate Walter Reuther --
The man who lives with a ghost --
David Dubinsky: he bosses 400,000 women --
4. Looking backward -and forward: how America's unions got that middle-class way, as seen through the lives of the unions' two fathers, Samuel Gompers and John L. Lewis: Sam Gompers: father with labor pains --
John L. Lewis: labor's rogue elephant --
5. The trouble the unions have seen: The corrupters --
Journey to the underworld --
The union that God forgot --
Cruel sweetheart --
Black record --
6. What the unions do, and things you didn't suspect they do: How to get a $100,000,000 raise --
Labor U.S.A. vs. the Kremlin --
Will the unions elect our next president? --
7. How can we return stolen unions to their members? And turn labor leaders into quasi-public servants? And what of the future?: How to steal a union -and how to get it back --
What shall we do with the labor leader? --
When machines don't need men -what of labor U.S.A.?


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