Teamster Bureaucracy

Teamster Bureaucracy

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This is a reprint of the fourth and final volume of Teamster organizer and Socialist Workers Party leader Farrell Dobbs's history/memoir of his time with the Teamsters union in the 1930's first published in 1977. This volume focuses on the antiwar campaign initiated in opposition to World War II by the Minneapolis Teamsters Local 544; how it led to clashes between the local and the Teamster bureaucracy, aided by the Roosevelt administration's efforts to gag class-conscious workers; the subsequent federal trial on charges of sedition under the infamous Smith Act of local 544 organizers; and the international campaign to free those convicted and jailed, Dobbs among them. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Pathfinder Pr
How the class-struggle Teamsters leadership in the Upper Midwest organized to fight union busting, racism, and colonial oppression, as they opposed the mobilization of labor behind U.S. imperialist war aims in World War II. How Washington—backed by top AFL, CIO, and Teamsters officials—acted to gag class-conscious workers. The last of four books on the 1930s strikes, organizing drives, and political campaigns that transformed the Teamsters union in Minnesota and much of the Midwest into a fighting industrial union movement. Written by a leader of the communist movement in the U.S. and organizer of the Teamsters union during the rise of the CIO. Indispensable tools for advancing revolutionary politics, organization, and effective trade unionism.

Publisher: New York : Pathfinder, c1977.
ISBN: 9780873488631
Branch Call Number: HD6515.T2 D6322 1977
Characteristics: 355 p. : ill., ports. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Pathfinder Press


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