|Author||: Ronald L. Filippelli|
|Publisher||: SUNY Press|
|Total Pages||: 318|
|ISBN 10||: 0791421813|
|ISBN 13||: 9780791421819|
|Language||: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL|
This book tells the story of the rise and decline of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE) from 1933 to 1990. Once the third-largest industrial union in the United States, the UE was the most powerful left-wing institution in U.S. history and arguably the most significant victim of the anti-communist purges that marked post-World War II America. This is an institutional study of the formation of the UE and the struggle for its control by left-wing and right-wing factions. Unlike most books on unions during the Cold War, this study carries the story up to the present, showing the long-term effects of the ideological battles.