[Epub] Walter Reuther and the Rise of the Auto Workers (Library of American Biography) By V. John Barnard – serv3.3pub.co.uk

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  1. Mark Mark says:

    John Barnard’s biography of Walter Reuther is a book about both a man and a moment Though Reuther’s name may be largely unknown today to most people as the president of the United Automobile Workers UAW union in the 1950s and 1960s he was in many respects the dominant labor leader in postwar America and a figure of national stature His ascension to this position paralleled the rise of the UAW as a union representing the workers in one of the key sectors of the mid 20th century American economy a rise that as Barnard demonstrates Reuther deserves no small share of the credit and which forms a key part of his short study of the manIn many respects Reuther’s life of labor activism was a family inheritance The son of a German immigrant and union member Reuther grew up in a household in which beliefs in union activism and social democracy ran strong Even before he graduated from college Reuther went to work as a die maker in a West Virginia steel company before moving to Detroit to find work in the newly established auto industry When he was laid off at Ford during the Depression Reuther spent nearly three years abroad with his brother Victor where he witnessed firsthand the rise of the Nazi regime in Germany and worked in a Russian factory before returning to the United States in 1935Reuther arrived at a propitious moment in American labor history With the start of the New Deal in 1933 American unions enjoyed greater latitude in organizing workers Though the American Federation of Labor chartered the UAW in 1934 in an effort to make inroads in the largely unorganized automobile industry the craft dominated AF of L’s efforts to preserve the prerogatives of craft unions within the industry led the industrial unions to break away the following year to form a new coalition of unions focused on manufacturing which soon became known as the Congress of Industrial Organizations CIO Upon his return to the States Reuther joined the UAW as an organizer and soon proved himself in the sometimes bloody clashes to organize auto workers throughout the industry in the late 1930sWith many of the UAW’s organizational gains solidified by the Second World War the union entered the postwar era in a position of strength Though Reuther’s hopes for a coeual industrial partnership with management were uickly frustrated he won election to the presidency of the UAW in 1946 Reuther uickly established himself as a prominent figure of postwar American liberalism helping to found the Americans for Democratic Action and later becoming a prominent advocate for the civil rights movement Yet it was his role as a labor leader during an era of unprecedented prosperity in the American industrial economy for which he became best known as through his successful bargaining with automobile manufacturers he ensured that his members enjoyed high wages and other benefits that dramatically improved their standard of livingReuther’s death in a plane crash in 1970 spared him from facing the challenges posed by the changes the automobile industry faced in the decade that followed It also has the effect of making Barnard’s book a eulogy to a bygone era in the American economy With his descriptions of the pre unionized automobile workforce the generous contracts they subseuently negotiated with profit flush automobile companies and the central role they enjoyed in postwar American life Barnard’s book becomes about than just Reuther’s life but an account of a uniue moment in the nation’s history one that even while within living memory nevertheless seems impossibly distant from us today


  2. Robert Robert says:

    I remember the days at the height of the labor movement when the utterances of Walter Reuther and George Meany would be front page news with photo I also remember the front page photos of George Meany and his other rather chubby well fat allies sitting in beach chairs smoking cigars and wallowing in the sun at Bal Harbour Florida at AFL CIO conventions The seeds of decline were sadly in the optics Both Meany and Reuther were anti communists They both were instrumental in eliminating communist influence in the American labor movement Something neither was given enough credit for Walter Reuther was a whole nuther labor animal A straight arrow Nothing stereotypical about himHe and his brothers all labor leaders would have succeeded in any endeavor I would almost consider him attuned to the European labor model I also think he was one of the truly untapped talents in American politics of the timeI also wonder how different would have been the outcome if Reuther rather than Meany had led the AFL CIO One can only conjectureThe book is a bit rote at first; plodding along Until it picks up speed I always knew that the beginnings of the labor movement were wracked by chaos This only confirms it It's a wonder that Labor actually succeeded in AmericaIt is also a testament to men like ReutherI would say to any reader who is hostile or indifferent to the labor movement to pick up this bookThis man Walter Reuther was an exemplary labor leader


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