Farrell Dobbs, a central leader of the labor battles and debates recorded here, tells how in the 1930s the leadership of Teamsters Local 544 in Minneapolis fought to lead workers across the Midwest onto an independent working-class political course.
How they organized the unemployed and truck owner-operators into fighting union auxiliaries.
Deployed a Union Defense Guard to stop the fascist Silver Shirts.
Campaigned for workers to break politically from the bosses and organize a labor party based on the unions.
And mobilized labor opposition to U.S. imperialism’s entry into World War II.
"Exceptionally well written, impressively organized and presented, and enhanced with the inclusion of a section of period photos, "Teamster Politics" is very highly recommended for both community and academic library … collections [.]" —Midwest Book Review
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New edition includes special 20-page photo section, featuring many photographs from the Northwest Organizer
, newspaper of Teamsters Local 544.
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