Part three of our series examining the origin of paid staff and paid union officers looks at the connection to union contracts and insurance plans in the early AFL.
Robin J Cartwright explores the rise of paid officers and staff in the Knights of Labor and the corruption that ensued. The second in a multi-part series exploring the history of paid officers and staff in labor unions.
Robin J Cartwright delves into the history of the use of paid officers and staff in labor unions. The first in a multi-part series.
Robin J. Cartwright explores the historical origins of “workplace contractualism” in the U.S. — the predominant model of unionism, whereby workers and employers negotiate a contract. He notes that employers themselves pushed for the contract system in order to tame unions, and to engage union