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The CIO, 1935-1955
by Robert H. Zieger

Overview - Robert Zieger charts the rise of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) from its founding by John L. Lewis in 1935 to its merger under Walter Reuther with the American Federation of Labor in 1955. Zieger combines the institutional history of the CIO with vivid depictions of working-class life in this critical period.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Robert Zieger charts the rise of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) from its founding by John L. Lewis in 1935 to its merger under Walter Reuther with the American Federation of Labor in 1955. Zieger combines the institutional history of the CIO with vivid depictions of working-class life in this critical period. His analysis contributes to current debates over labor law reform, the collective bargaining system, and the role of organized labor in a changing economy.

"A well-paced, definitive narrative". -- Chicago Tribune

"An enormously useful history of the tumultuous career of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, one bound to be treated as the definitive account for years to come". -- Business History Review

"Zieger's fine book provides us with an essential foundation for understanding the modern labor movement, its institutions, and its rank and file". -- Industrial and Labor Relations Review

An illuminating account of the formation, operation, and evolution of the CIO

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780807846308
  • ISBN-10: 0807846309
  • Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
  • Publish Date: February 1997
  • Page Count: 504


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