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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

 

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...

 

STEEL WORKERS REBUFFED: COMPANIES REFUSE 8-HOUR WORKDAY

 

On March 30, 1937, the Steel Workers Organizing Committee asked Little Steel—four companies that each ranked among the 100 largest firms in America—to sign an agreement that guaranteed an 8-hour workday, 40-hour...

April 6, 2016

 

Big Steel Signs Historic Agreement, Guarantees Steelworkers Basic Rights

 

Seventy-nine years ago, in early March, 1937, U.S. Steel Corporation signed a historic collective bargaining agreement with the nascent Steel Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC). The agreement pr...

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