THE LABOR STORY by Alcine Austin


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A many times told story- of labor's struggle for a better life, but the author who has worked closely with the CIO in research has caught the spirit of the finer labor leaders and told her story with enthusiasm. The story goes back to the struggle of labor in Philadelphia back in the 18th century and continues down to the present fight against the Taft Hartley Act, through the rise and fall of successive movements, the internal struggles, the rivalry for leadership. Occasionally she takes a rap at the leadership, but by and large is glowingly enthusiastic about labor's contribution to advance in industry. Not as objective as Dulles' Labor in America, and occasionally too emotional, but all in all, a worthwhile book for those who want a quick overall picture.

Pub Date: Nov. 7th, 1949
Publisher: Coward, McCann