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Unformatted text preview: ial communist membership. • Influential role in equal employment opportunity (Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964). 1955 — AFL and CIO merged to form AFL‐CIO (hybrid unionism included semiskilled and skilled workers in same unions.) • During 1960s, labor movement and Civil Rights movement often worked together 1957 — Expelled graft‐ridden Teamsters, to clean up labor’s image. • Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., went to Memphis three times to speak at rallies and 1959 — Congress passed final legislation dealing with unions, the Landrum‐Griffin Act. Regulates internal practices of unions (election of officers, encourages political democracy within unions). to improve position of black people. lead marches in support of strikes. His assassination in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968, was during his third visit in support of the black sanitation workers who went on strike February 12, 1968. • Asian Americans — only minority group less represented in labor movement today. Outline of North American Labor History… POSTWAR CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES (CONTINUED) Wome...
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2010 for the course SOC 313 taught by Professor Edwards during the Fall '10 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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