At its best, the labor movement hasn't just fought for better wages. It's fought to bring democracy to workplaces marked by despotism.
Barry Eidlin is an assistant professor of sociology at McGill University and a former head steward for UAW Local 2865.
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Walter Reuther's careful management of shop-floor politics shapes the UAW's relationship to student workers today.