Wisconsin and Beyond
Against The Current vol. 152

Moody, Kim
http://www.solidarity-us.org//node/3266

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/05/2011
Year Published:  2011  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13772

As the last decade or more have demonstrated, unions don’t grow incrementally as a result of their patient, even persistence efforts to recruit. Rather, unions grow more or less rapidly in periods of intense conflict and labor upheaval. Such was the clear experience of the 1930s. In a somewhat more uneven fashion, the period from the mid-1960s through the 1970s saw rising numbers of strikes, increased rank and file rebellion, and the addition of four million members to the ranks of organized labor.