The Legacy of Clinton Jencks

Authors

  • Michael Myerson

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-071-11-2020-04_6

Keywords:

Strategy, Labor, History, Movements

Abstract

In 1950, the mainly Mexican and Mexican-American members of the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers Local 890 went on strike against Empire Zinc in southern New Mexico. One of the only fair-haired and pale-skinned union men in meetings and jail was Mine Mill organizer Clinton Jencks. Raymond Caballero's study, McCarthyism vs. Clinton Jencks, exhaustively details how the federal government brought the entire weight of its repressive apparatus down on the heads of Jencks, his family, and his union siblings.

Published

2020-04-01

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