By AUD founder Herman Benson, 2004, Association for Union Democracy, 261pp.
This is the inside story of the union democracy movement, as told by one of its greatest advocates and activists.
This is the inside story of the union democracy movement, as told by one of its greatest advocates and activists. Benson analyzes insurgent and reform activity from the 1950’s to the present, and shows the contributions to the labor movement made by its rebels and reformers.
Read an excerpt from the introduction online, as well as Chapter Five: the Painters Union 1962 to 1972.
“Benson is a secular crusader whose passion, advocacy, and agitation have had a salutary impact on the lives of thousands of unionists and an indirect impress on many, many tens of thousands more. His story of the postwar fight for union democracy is an intrinsically fascinating, important — and untold one — and it merits a wide audience.”
—Nelson Lichtenstein, Professor of History University of California, Santa Barbara