Author

Nao A. Hauser

Publication Date

1974

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Moody, J. Carroll, 1934-

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of History

LCSH

Fitzpatrick, John, 1872-1946||Chicago Federation of Labor||Labor unions--Illinois--Chicago

Abstract

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.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

vi, 71 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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