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."

http://socialistworker.org/2016/06/30/labors-bloody-battle-in-steel

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...

Ahmed White Discusses THE LAST GREAT STRIKE at one of the Nation's Preeminent Bookstores

On May 25, 2016, Professor Cedric Johnson interviewed Professor Ahmed White, at the Seminary Co-op Bookstore on Woodlawn Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, about Professor White's recent...

 

 

Companies Spend Obscene Amounts to Defeat Steelworkers

 

In May 1937, the steel companies moved quickly to prepare for a looming strike. Youngstown Sheet & Tube contemplated spending “several million dollars” to defeat the union (one million in 1937 dollars would be ne...