This changed in 1941 when the Steel Workers Organizing Committee of the CIO, with the backing of Franklin Roosevelt, forced Bethlehem Steel (which took over the mill in World War I) to agree to a free vote.
What does SWOC stand for?
SWOC stands for Steel Workers Organizing Committee (later became United Steelworkers of America CIO)
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We have 12 other meanings of SWOC in our Acronym Attic
- Small Woman-Owned Business
- Statisticians Without Borders (Bahama, NC)
- Stichting Welzijn Ouderen Buren (Dutch: Welfare Foundation for Elderly Neighbors)
- Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Barriers (analysis)
- South Western Ontario Bridge Association
- Seattle Westercon Organizing Committee (Seattle, WA)
- Skin Wound Ostomy Certification
- Software WAN Optimization Controller
- Special Weapons Operation Center
- Standardized Walking Obstacle Course
- Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities and Constraints
- Swetswise Online Content (electronic journal search platform)
- Southwest Ohio Computer Association (Hamilton, Ohio)
- Stichting Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Commerciele Communicatie (Dutch: Scientific Research Commercial Communications)
- Student Workshop on Computer Gaming
- South Western Ontario Chess League
- Surface Warfare Officer Continuation Pay
- International Special Workshop on Databases For Next-Generation Researchers
- Special Weapons Ordnance Device (US Navy)
- Spinning Wheel of Death (Apple computing)
Samples in periodicals archive:
Officially, the Steelworkers began in Cleveland on May 22, 1942, but the convention delegates acknowledged that their spiritual origins, as embodied in the Steel Workers Organizing Committee of the 1930's, emerged from the smoke and ashes of the Homestead Steel Strike of 1892.
Unlike the bureaucratic leadership of some CIO outfits, such as the Steel Workers Organizing Committee that concentrated its decision-making powers at its highest levels, the national PWOC was unable to change the nature of Chicago's local packing workers' organization.
3) This paper contributes to filling this void by examining the rise and growth of the Steel Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC) in Canada until its metamorphosis into the United Steel Workers of America (USWA).