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March 5, 2017

HNN calls Ahmed White's THE LAST GREAT STRIKE  "a well-written and highly detailed study" of the Little Steel Strike and "its devastating consequences." According to HNN,  White deserves "great credit" for engaging in a "reevaluation" of the strike and its impact," and...

June 30, 2016

In a new book review, the Socialist Worker says The Last Great Strike is "fantastic" and "readers interested in U.S. labor history or labor law or both should buy and read this book."


Police Ignore the Right to Picket


On May 28, 1937, an orderly column numbering between 700 and 1000 people marched on Republic Steel’s South Chicago Works. The march was led by a woman, a bicyclist, and a man named "Dominic Esposito," who was carrying an American flag....


Steelworkers Out on Strike


On May 26, 1937, SWOC launched a strike against Little Steel after attempting for a year to negotiate with the companies. The strikers wanted a union, the ability to negotiate as a group with their employers, and the right to strike and pick...