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General Information

Name:  Tom Suhbur  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Mr. Suhrbur is an organizer for the Illinois Education Association based in Lombard.

Biographical and Professional Information

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Titles At Your Library

Union Brotherhood, Union Town: The History of the Carpenters' Union of Chicago, 1863-1987
ISBN: 0809313529

Southern Illinois University Press. 1988

By their thorough examination of 120 years of carpenter unions in Chicago, Schneirov and Suhrbur add depth and detail to existing studies on building trades unions. With an effective balance of analysis and interpretation, the authors examine labor unions within the larger social order in which they existed. They go beyond a history of collective bargaining to define the interplay between union development, technological innovation, the changing balance of power between workers and employers in the city, and the role of carpenters in progressive social movements. They provide insights to such questions as the Pullman strike, World War I labor policies, open shop campaigns, New Deal work-relief programs, and collective bargaining in the building trades.

Speaking Engagements

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Contact author at or Illinois Education Association 530 East 22nd Bldg D. Lombard, Il., 60148 Telephone 630.495.3250