Trade Unionism in the South

Archive Report

The southern textile strikes during the spring of 1929, the New Orleans street railway strike, and the recent threat of a general strike in that city, afford evidence of renewed trade union activity in the South after a dormant period that dates from the post—war collapse of labor organizations formed under the stimulus of war conditions. The more important textile strikes of March and April were either settled by compromise agreements or lost outright by the employees, but several new strikes have since developed in the textile industry and there are numerous reports of unrest among other groups of southern workers.

Plans for the creation of a committee of one thousand, to be known as the “Committee for American Conditions in the Textile Industry,” were ...

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