Our new issue, “The Working Class,” is out in print and online now. Subscribe today and start reading.

We Built the Golden Age

The culture of British trade union militancy in auto plants like Austin Longbridge wasn’t the “natural” result of a Golden Age of capitalism — it came from organizing.

In England’s second-largest city, Richard Albert “Dick” Etheridge was a legend in the trade union movement. There, Etheridge, a lifelong member of the Communist Party of Great Britain, sat for nearly thirty years as the works convenor — the chief shop steward — at Birmingham’s biggest auto plant, Austin Longbridge, from which twenty thousand workers churned out thousands upon […]

Sorry, but this article is available to subscribers only. Please log in or become a subscriber.

{{ login_error }}
Forgot Password Icon Forgot your password?