Teamsters show ‘with proper leadership, workers can overcome’

Vol. 84/No. 51 - December 28, 2020
In May 1934 Minneapolis Teamsters rout cops, special deputies from bosses’ Citizens Alliance that were sent to break their strike. Class-conscious leaders organized workers defense to win.

Teamster Bureaucracy, by Farrell Dobbs, is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for December. It is the last in a four-volume series on how a class-struggle union was forged in Minneapolis and across the Midwest trucking industry in the…


‘Teamsters union treated owner-drivers as fellow workers’

Vol. 83/No. 45 - December 9, 2019
Truck drivers picket in Wilmington, California, Sept. 9, demanding NFI company bosses treat them as workers, not “contractors.” Farrell Dobbs explains how owner-operators, loaded by debt, are also exploited workers.

Teamster Politics by Farrell Dobbs is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for November. It is the third volume of a four-part series on the history of that union during the giant labor battles of the 1930s. Dobbs emerged…