Like Night & Day: Unionization in a Southern Mill Town
Daniel Clark demonstrates the dramatic impact unionization made on the lives of textile workers in Henderson, North Carolina, in the decade after World War II. Focusing on the Harriet and Henderson Cotton Mills, he shows that workers valued the Textile Wo
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Page 244 - The Arbitrator and the Parties, Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Arbitrators (Washington: BNA Incorporated, 1958), pp.
Page 5 - This was the greatest accomplishment of the union movement of the 1930s and '40s [and early '50s], the achievement which justifies [the labor movement's] . . . claim to stand beside abolitionism, civil rights, and women's rights as one of the great movements for freedom and dignity in American history.