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Workers against the City: The Fight for Free Speech in Hague v. CIO

Donald W. Rogers


This book contributes to legal and labor history by reinterpreting the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hague v. CIO (1939) decision, which upheld a federal district court injunction prohibiting Jersey City boss Frank Hague from obstructing workers from the Committee for Industrial Organization (CIO) and allies in the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) from meeting in urban public places. The case involved speech and assembly freedoms, rights essential for CIO workers’ organizing efforts, but, as the book shows, these rights were submerged under municipal police powers to preserve public order until th ... More

Keywords: Frank Hague, Jersey City, Committee for Industrial Organization, American Civil Liberties Union, labor, workers, women, speech, assembly, civil liberties

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780252043468
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043468.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donald W. Rogers, author
Central Connecticut State University