Surviving Together Alone: Non-Unionization of Poles in the American City, 1880-1930

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Daniel Gladis , Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Surviving Together Alone examines Polish immigration to the United States between 1880-1930 in an attempt to understand why their rates of unionization were low. This study primarily focuses on the pillars of Polish immigrant society – the church and fraternal and kinship networks – and their collective relation to unionism.