THE UNIONS is a far-ranging survey of labor today-from George Meany to the rank and file worker on the assembly line-A potent force of twenty million Americans facing a troubled future. After decades of struggle and bloodshed, America's labor unions have put together a membership and a bargaining strength that make them the most powerful force in the nation. Today with their direct challenge to the President over wage and price controls, the question of union power has assumed political importance. In this factual, firsthand report, labor leaders and labor's enemies speak out on the condition of the unions: their political clout in Washington; the senility at the top; the violence and jurisdiction disputes; the disturbing backlash against equal opportunity for black and Puerto Ricans; the low work skills of the young--the challenging attitude toward work itself.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Third in a new series of in-depth national reports by the Washington Post.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Simon and Schuster Incorporated

    1 West 39th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10018
  • Authors:
    • Johnson, H
    • Kotz, N
  • Publication Date: 1972-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00043596
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 671-78261-4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1974 12:00AM