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1948: Year of Hope, Year of Tragedy

November 20, 1998

Fifty years ago, union members and their allies launched a new party. But big business aggressively silenced dissent and fractured labor unity.

Them and us, 50 years ago: The first issue of the UE NEWS for 1948 reported on two very different strategies for America’s future.

An Iowa progressive who had served his country as Vice President announced his independent candidacy for the Presidency, to secure peace and prosperity and equal rights for all.

A Working Life Beyond Bosses

May 22, 1998

At Common Wealth Printing and Collective Copies UE Members Work Without Bosses ... and love it.

Working without bosses, UE members at two shops in western Massachusetts have only themselves to blame — and reward.

Collective Copies in Amherst and Common Wealth Printing in Hadley are both worker-owned enterprises. And the worker-owners of both businesses proudly pay dues to amalgamated UE Local 264, based in Holyoke.

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