Moody, J. Carroll, 1934-
M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of History
Fitzpatrick; John; 1872-1946; Chicago Federation of Labor; Labor unions--Illinois--Chicago
This study examines the nature and function of the Chicago Federation of Labor during the mid-1930‘s and the role of its president, John Fitzpatrick. It focuses on the CFL’s relationships with the American Federation of Labor, employers, government, and gangsters, as well as the relationship between the CFL executives and their constituency. The AFL's attempts to thwart the rival Committee for Industrial Organization were an important aspect of these relationships at this time. Much of the source material is taken from John Fitzpatrick’s papers in the manuscript collection of the Chicago Historical Society and the CFL newspaper, Federation News. Conclusions are that Fitzpatrick was most concerned with winning approval for his organization from the AFL, and acceptance by employers and government. To gain this acceptance he discouraged his constituency from initiating organizing drives and engaging in independent political activity.
Hauser, Nao A., "John Fitzpatrick and the Chicago Federation of Labor, 1935-1938 : a study in labor politics" (1974). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 3706.
vi, 71 pages
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