Authored by Dr Anthony Carew

Reuther pictured with the leader of the Farm Workers Union, Cesar Chavez

Walter Reuther

Walter Reuther Walter Reuther was without doubt one of the most important American labour leaders of the twentieth century. Raised in West Virginia, the son of a German immigrant and local labour leader, from whom he imbibed his early socialist values, in the late 1920s Reuther apprenticed as a toolmaker in Detroit with the Ford …

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