This book examines the themes of imperialism and empire from the perspective of the foreign policy program of organized labor in the United States. It details efforts to make real popular democracy within Labor. The author calls for American workers to join the global movement for economic and social justice and to extend globalization from 'below' against the values and activities of the top-down and destructive military-corporate globalization that has been sweeping the world for years.
Kim Scipes is assistant professor of sociology at Purdue University North Central.
Chapter 1: Business Unionism, Samuel Gompers and AFL Foreign Policy Chapter 2: One Hundred Years of Reaction: From Gompers to Sweeney Chapter 3: War Within Labor-The Struggle to Build International Labor Solidarity Chapter 4: The U.S. Government and Labor Chapter 5: Conclusions, Some Ramifications, and Effects On Sociological Theory