The Once and Future Union: The Rise and Fall of the United Rubber Workers, 1935-1995

Overview

The Once and Future Union traces the history of the URW from its controversial beginning to the present incarnation of the union, if not the United Rubber Workers in name, then at least as the United Rubber Workers in spirit. This is the story of the members who lived through the battles and the conventions, the strikes and the organizational campaigns.
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Overview

The Once and Future Union traces the history of the URW from its controversial beginning to the present incarnation of the union, if not the United Rubber Workers in name, then at least as the United Rubber Workers in spirit. This is the story of the members who lived through the battles and the conventions, the strikes and the organizational campaigns.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781884836855
  • Publisher: University of Akron Press, The
  • Publication date: 11/1/2002
  • Series: Ohio History and Culture Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 457
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Cast of Characters
Introduction: "Yearning for a Union" 1
Pt. I The Beginning
1 The Birth of a Union 27
2 The Prosperity of War: The URW Moves Forward 71
Pt. II The Peter Bommarito Years
3 The Bomber Always Rises to the Top 111
4 News Flash: Bommarito Wants to Cure Cancer 132
5 The Strike of 1976: The Bomber Holds Court 155
6 Bommarito's Swan Song 178
Pt. III The Once and Future Union
7 The URW in Transition: The Mike Stone Years 219
8 A Four-Letter Word: Concessions 244
9 The Perfect Campaign: Ken Coss Takes Over 281
10 The War of '94: The Unwinnable Battle 322
11 "Officially, We Are Now Steelworkers" 367
Epilogue: The USWA Takes Over - Quickly 399
Sources By Chapter 431
Bibliography 441
Index 447
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