Their Own Worst Enemies? How Union Factionalism Undermined Economic and Social Equality, 1941-1970

This panel explores how union factionalism undermined workers’ efforts to achieve economic and social equality in the twentieth century. In her paper, “Fighting for Democracy within the Ranks: The Case of the Minneapolis Teamsters, 1941 – 1943,” Donna T. Haverty-Stacke examines how internecine fights over control of Teamsters Local 544 waged between 1941 and 1943—bitter, […]