University of Illinois Press, 1996 - Political Science - 277 pages
The United Auto Workers' Ford Local No. 600 was not only the biggest local union in the world, it was also one of the most militant, radical, yet democratic unions in the United States. Talking Union gives us the exceptional opportunity to hear members of this local tell about their activism as they experienced it. These rich, eloquent narratives show the dedication and bravery that went into reshaping class relations and greatly expanding the freedom of the "common people" in America.
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This is a compelling account of a historic struggle to unionize the biggest local union in the world. For anyone interested in labor history, it is a must-read (or hear, as Talking Union is now happily also available on audiobooks.com with a professional narrator telling the story).
Highlights of Local 600s History
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Bill McKie and Walter Reuther
The Henry Wallace Campaign