The New Labor Radicalism and New York City's Garment Industry: Progressive Labor Insurgents During the 1960s

The New Labor Radicalism and New York City's Garment Industry: Progressive Labor Insurgents During the 1960s

by Leigh David Benin, Dav Benin Leigh
     
 

Examines how Progressive Labor (PL), an antirevisionist offshoot of the Community Party USA, attempted to revolutionize the labor front in New York City's garment industry during the 1960s. Discusses the origins of PL, the development of its antirevisionist theory, and its labor organizing practices during the 1960s and 1970s. Considers PL's organizing activities in… See more details below

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Examines how Progressive Labor (PL), an antirevisionist offshoot of the Community Party USA, attempted to revolutionize the labor front in New York City's garment industry during the 1960s. Discusses the origins of PL, the development of its antirevisionist theory, and its labor organizing practices during the 1960s and 1970s. Considers PL's organizing activities in New York City's industrial heartland, looking at the party's critique of the ILGWU, PL-led work stoppages in garment trucking, a PL-led wildcat strike, and the anticommunist purge which followed the strike. Author credentials are not given. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815333852
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Series:
Garland Studies in the History of American Labor Series
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

Introductionix
Acknowledgmentsxix
List of Abbreviationsxxi
Part IReinventing American Communism: An Overview of Progressive Labor in the 1960s and 1970s1
Chapter 1.Antirevisionism in Action: The Origin of the Progressive Labor Party, 1956-19653
Chapter 2.Purifying the Communist Movement and Searching for Utopia: Progressive Labor in Theory, 1965-198227
Chapter 3.Reform, Revolution, and the Search for the Working Class: Progressive Labor in Practice, 1962-198244
Part IINew Communists in an Old Anticommunist Union: Progressive Labor and the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union in the 1960s69
Chapter 4.New Communists Challenge Old Socialists: Trespassing on "Dubinsky's Plantation," 1962-196671
Chapter 5.The Making of a Communist Trucker: The Political Apprenticeship of a Progressive Labor Colonizer in Garment Trucking, 1940-196699
Chapter 6.Communist Truckers Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Progressive Labor, Garment Trucking and Local 102, ILGWU, 1967-1970122
Chapter 7.Anatomy of a Communist-Led Wildcat Strike: Progressive Labor, Figure Flattery and Local 32, ILGWU, 1968147
Chapter 8.Anatomy of an Anticommunist Purge: Progressive Labor, Figure Flattery, and Local 32, ILGWU, 1968-1969170
Conclusion188
Notes197
Selected Bibliography299
Index319

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