What Happened to Big Labor
From Sit-Down Strike to Concessions

Socialism 2014

June 26, 2014

There is a rich history within the US labor movement of radical, militant struggle. The right to form unions was won through mass struggles such as the teamster rebellion in Minneapolis in 1934 and the sit-down strikes in Flint, Michigan in 1936. Today, however, union density is at an all time low and concession bargaining is the norm. This session looks at the history of the US labor movement in order to draw lessons for revitalizing the labor movement today.

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