happy autoworkers

Michael Eisenscher meisenscher at igc.apc.org
Fri Jul 10 09:49:19 PDT 1998

I think there's at least a master's thesis, if not a dissertation, and surely an important article for more popular consumption in a serious analysis of the role played by AFL-CI0 affiliates in the PR strike, the perceptions of those local's leaders of the situation in PR, their role in the strike, and their role within their national affliates. Going from PR to a national union convention in Las Vegas or wherever, must be quite an ideological as well as cultural leap for some.


At 11:33 AM 7/10/98 -0400, Doug Henwood wrote:
>Michael Eisenscher wrote:
>>(It would be instructive to examine what is happening in Puerto Rico this
>>week, looking at specific unions, many of which are affiliates of their U.S.
>I interviewed Cesar Ayala - a sociologist who teaches Latin American
>studies at Lehman College who's in Puerto Rico for the year, and who's
>running the Puerto Rico Libre list - on my radio show last night. He said
>that the CWA has been supportive and that the Teamster local has been very
>militant. Not a word from the AFL-CIO leadership though.

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