jon_flanders at compuserve.com
Tue Feb 26 14:27:54 MST 2002
>> matters of labor law, the state's police power,
labor's view toward nationalization, war, social welfare policy, etc. <<
"Power at Odds" by Colin Davis, a history of the great railroad Shop
Strike of 1922. This strike followed the reprivatization of the railroads
following the nationalization of the same during WW1.
Railroad shops at the time were the third largest industry in the US.
Shop workers voted 99% for continuing the nationalization of the railroads.
The outcome of the strike, which was essentially defeated, led to the
passing of the Railway Labor Act, which governs rail and airline workers
Davis's book touches on a lot of the issues you mention.
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