In 1934, a series of historic strikes were carried out in Minnesota, transforming Minneapolis into a union town and laying the basis for the CIO – the Congress of Industrial Organisations. This is an account by American socialist Farrell Dobbs of those strikes.
This book is the first of a four-volume series on the class-struggle leadership of the strikes and organizing drives that transformed the Teamsters union in much of the Midwest into a fighting social movement and pointed the road toward independent labour political action. (The other volumes are Teamster Power, Teamster Politics, and Teamster Bureaucracy.) This second, expanded edition of Farrell Dobbs’s 1972 book includes a new introduction by Jack Barnes and two photo sections.