The Ordeal of the Jungle: Race and the Chicago Federation of Labor, 1903–1922

The Ordeal of the Jungle: Race and the Chicago Federation of Labor, 1903–1922❴Ebook❵ ➢ The Ordeal of the Jungle: Race and the Chicago Federation of Labor, 1903–1922 Author David Bates – Heartforum.co.uk Between and , the Chicago Federation of Labor CFL inaugurated a massive organizing drive in the city s meatpacking and steel industries Although the CFL sought legitimately progressive goals, worked Betweenand , the Chicago Federation of Labor of the Kindle Õ CFL inaugurated a massive organizing drive in The Ordeal PDF or the city s meatpacking and steel industries Although the CFL sought legitimately progressive goals, worked Ordeal of the PDF/EPUB Ã earnestly to organize an interracial union, and made major inroads among both black and white workers, their efforts resulted in a bitter defeat David Bates provides a clear picture of how even the most progressive of intentions can be ground to a halt By organizing workers into neighborhood locals, which connected workplace struggles to ethnic and religious identities, the CFL facilitated a surge in the organization s membership, particularly among African American workers, and afforded the federation the opportunity to aggressively confront employers The CFL s innovative structure, however, was ultimately its demise Linking union locals to neighborhoods proved to be a form of de facto segregation Over time union structures, rank and file conflicts, and employer resistance combined to turn the union s hopeful calls for solidarity into animosity and estrangement Tensions were exacerbated by violent shop floor confrontations and exploded in the bloodyChicago Race Riot By the early s, the CFL had collapsed The Ordeal of the Jungle explores the choices of a variety of people while showing a complex, overarching interplay of black and white workers and their employers In addition to analyzing union structures and on the ground relations between workers, Bates synthesizes and challenges previous scholarship on interracial organizing to explain the failure of progressive unionism in Chicago.

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The Ordeal of the Jungle: Race and the Chicago Federation
    The Ordeal of the Jungle: Race and the Chicago Federation workers, their efforts resulted in a bitter defeat David Bates provides a clear picture of how even the most progressive of intentions can be ground to a halt By organizing workers into neighborhood locals, which connected workplace struggles to ethnic and religious identities, the CFL facilitated a surge in the organization s membership, particularly among African American workers, and afforded the federation the opportunity to aggressively confront employers The CFL s innovative structure, however, was ultimately its demise Linking union locals to neighborhoods proved to be a form of de facto segregation Over time union structures, rank and file conflicts, and employer resistance combined to turn the union s hopeful calls for solidarity into animosity and estrangement Tensions were exacerbated by violent shop floor confrontations and exploded in the bloodyChicago Race Riot By the early s, the CFL had collapsed The Ordeal of the Jungle explores the choices of a variety of people while showing a complex, overarching interplay of black and white workers and their employers In addition to analyzing union structures and on the ground relations between workers, Bates synthesizes and challenges previous scholarship on interracial organizing to explain the failure of progressive unionism in Chicago."/>
  • Paperback
  • 268 pages
  • The Ordeal of the Jungle: Race and the Chicago Federation of Labor, 1903–1922
  • David Bates
  • 27 April 2019
  • 0809337444

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