[Marxism] Re: Early Laundry Workers' Union?

Brian Shannon Brian_Shannon at verizon.net
Tue Aug 9 23:30:49 MDT 2005


There are several Internet sites that credit the striking women laundry 
workers of Seattle with giving Dave Beck his great power as the leader 
of the West Coast Teamsters.

Women laundry workers were considered barely a step above prostitutes.

Beck's position as a teamster allowed him to take the leadership of the 
strike and strengthen his position amongst the teamsters.

He became almost synonymous with business unionism and was eventually 
sent to jail for corruption.

Brian Shannon





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