Ron Carey, Militant Union Reformer
Against The Current vol. 138


Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/01/2009
Year Published:  2009  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13485

“Ron Carey was the nation’s most charismatic and successful labor leader as the twentieth century was coming to an end. He will be remembered as a major figure in American labor history on the basis of just two of his accomplishments: In 1991, running as a reformer with the backing of Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU), he was elected general president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. In 1997, he led the successful 15-day strike against the giant United Parcel Service, the biggest victory organized labor had experienced in at least three decades.”

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