William Green; biography of a labor leader. Craig Phelan.

William Green; biography of a labor leader

Albany: State University of New York Press, 1989. x, 223p. SUNY series in labor history.

"William Green, president of the American Federation of Labor from 1924 to 1952, was a controversial figure whom historians invariably depict as bumbling, incompetent, vain, and ignorant; the cheerful servant of selfish and reactionary craft unionists, and the person most directly responsible for the split in organized labor in 1935. This biography provides a social and political context for Green's actions in an attempt to vindicate one of the last heirs of a religiously inspired trade unionism that sought cooperation between labor and capital on the basis of biblical precepts." - rear cover.

Cat.No: 28826
ISBN: 0887068707

Price: $10.00