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Author Gall, Gregor,
Title Bob Crow: socialist, leader, fighter : a political biography / Gregor Gall.
Imprint Manchester, United Kingdom : Manchester University Press, 2017.

Subject Crow, Bob, 1961-2014.
Labor unions -- Officials and employees -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Bob Crow was the most well-known and most militant union leader of his generation. This biography examines his leadership of the RMT union, examining and exposing a number of popular myths created about him by political opponents. Using the schema of his personal characteristics (including his public persona), his politics and the power of his members, it explains how and why he was able to punch above his weight in industrial relations and on the political stage, helping the small RMT union become as influential as many of its much larger counterparts. As RMT leader, he oversaw a rise in membership, a more assertive and successful bargaining approach, and led the realignment of radical left politics in response to the hegemony of 'new' Labour. While he failed to unite all socialists into one new party, he established himself as the leading popular critic of neo-liberalism, 'new' Labour and the age of austerity.
Note Print version of record.
ISBN 9781526100283 (electronic bk.)
1526100282 (electronic bk.)
9781526124173
1526124173
9781526100290
1526100290
OCLC # 982012444
Additional Format Print version: Gall, Gregor. Bob Crow - Socialist, leader, fighter : A Political Biography. Manchester : Manchester University Press, ©2017