The General Textile Strike of 1934

The General Textile Strike of 1934

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Yet, barely eighteen months later, with 300, 000 dues-paying members, with newly established or revived branches covering southern cotton textile workers, as well as northern woolen and worsted workers, silk and jacquard weavers, dyers and finishers, even rayon workers, and with locals in 208 cities, towns, and mill villages, the UTW was about to embark on what one historian has termed qthe greatest single industrial conflict in the history of American labor.q The General Textile Strike of 1934 is the story of that conflict.qIn this situation, as well as using the code structure to reduce hours further, manufacturers sought other ways to ... They had read about the code or heard the news on the radio and felt duty bound to tell the proper authorities how the Blue Eagle ... came to focus on three particular grievances: the way manufacturers were increasing, not reducing, the pace of work; the ... 17 Thus, Fannie Ford, of Burlington, North Carolina, wrote to the president to tell him what had been happening at theanbsp;...

Title:The General Textile Strike of 1934
Author: John A. Salmond
Publisher: - 2002

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