Teamster Rebellion

Teamster Rebellion

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First published in 1972, this is the first of a four-volume series on the labor battles of the Teamsters Local 574 in Minnesota in the 1930s by Farrell Dobbs, a key figure in the events described and later a central leader of the Socialist Workers Party. The focus of the narrative in this volume is on the victorious Minneapolis General Strike of 1934, a catalyst in the historic rise of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), and on the lessons of the strike for labor and political organizing. Also available in Spanish, French, Swedish, and Farsi editions. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Blackwell North Amer
This is the story of the strikes and union organizing drive the men and women of Teamsters Local 574 carried out in Minnesota in 1934, paving the way for the continent-wide rise of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) as a fighting social movement. Through hard-fought strike actions, which were in fact organized battles, they made Minneapolis a union town, defeating not only the trucking bosses but strikebreaking efforts of the big-business Citizens Alliance and city, state, and federal governments. They showed in life what workers and their allies on the farms and in the cities can achieve when they're able to count on the leadership they deserve.

Pathfinder Pr
The 1934 strikes that built the industrial union movement in Minneapolis and helped pave the way for the CIO, recounted by a central leader of that battle. This is the first in a four-volume series on the class-struggle leadership of the strikes and organizing drives that transformed the Teamsters union in much of the Midwest into a fighting social movement and pointed the road toward independent labor political action.

Publisher: New York : Pathfinder, 2004.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9780873489737
Characteristics: 228 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.


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