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Taking Care of Business: Samuel Gompers, George Meany, Lane Kirkland, and the Tragedy of American Labor

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In this original, colorful history of "business unionism," Paul Buhle explains how trade union leaders in the United States became remote from the workers they claimed to represent as they allied with the very corporate executives and government officials who persistently opposed labor's interests.

At the center of the tale are three of the most powerful labor leaders of th
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by Monthly Review Press
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Young folks in the labor movement today who grow weary of American unions' incredibly numbskullish bureaucracy should read this book. It's bad today, but under Gompers, Meany, and Kirkland, it was sooooo much worse.
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