ERIC Number: ED130974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: 0
This Union Cause: An Illustrated History of Labor Unions in America. Revised Edition.
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Detroit, MI.
This pamphlet on labor history highlights some of labor's economic and political actions during the past 200 years. The purpose is to provide inspiration and motivation for greater participation in union work. The introduction explains the purpose of unions--to pursue economic independence and social stature for all individuals--for defenseless people, minorities, aged, and youth. The booklet contains short historical descriptions of labor topics, each accompanied by an illustrative picture. Topics include descriptions of colonial indentured servants; early factory conditions; the first strike by Cordwainers; workingmen's political parties; Negro slave labor; the end to slavery after the Civil War; the melting pot; higher education as a union cause; the squalid life of miners; the Haymarket Riot; birth of the AFL; the Pullman strike; working women; the seamen's fight; the Wobblies; steel unions; political friends of organized labor; economic depression of 1930s; formation of CIO; the Reuther brothers; battles between labor and industry; Labor's Magna Charta; collective bargaining; and the slogan "Bread, Freedom, and Peace." An accompanying film and set of posters can be obtained for rent or purchase from the UAW Education Department, 8000 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit, Michigan 48214. (ND)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Economic Factors, Elementary Secondary Education, Employed Women, Labor, Labor Conditions, Labor Economics, Labor Education, Labor Legislation, Labor Relations, Laborers, Minority Groups, Political Issues, Poverty, Slavery, Social History, Social Status, Strikes, Unions, United States History, Work Environment
UAW Purchase and Supply Department, 8000 East Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48214 (Publication No. 376, $0.20 paperback, $15.00 per 100)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Detroit, MI.