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Strike!The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson$
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David Lee McMullen

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034867

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034867.001.0001

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A New Textile Union

A New Textile Union

(p.132) 14 A New Textile Union

David Lee McMullen

University Press of Florida

The New Bedford strike pitted the skilled workers against the unskilled workers, and as a result exacerbated Dawson's relationship with the United Textile Workers of America (UTW). The unskilled workers of New Bedford were united under the banner of the communist-led United Front Committees, the same group that led the striking workers during most of the Passaic strike in 1926. As a result, Dawson and the other communist activists came in direct conflict with the New Bedford Textile Council, which included skilled unions represented by the American Federation of Labor. This proved to be the final straw as far as the UTW's national leadership was concerned.

Keywords:   skilled workers, unskilled workers, UTW, textile union, labor strike, labor activist

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