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The Case of Roger Cawthra: Anatomy of a Labor Frame-Up

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The Case of Roger Cawthra: Anatomy of a Labor Frame-Up

By Bill Vann
 

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Roger Cawthra was one of 9,000 bus drivers, mechanics and baggage handlers who went on strike against Greyhound in March 1990. One week into the strike, Cawthra was framed up on bogus charges of firing shots at a scab bus.
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Roger Cawthra was one of 9,000 bus drivers, mechanics and baggage handlers who went on strike against Greyhound in March 1990. One week into the strike, Cawthra was framed up on bogus charges of firing shots at a scab bus.

This pamphlet explains both the frame-up of Cawthra and the campaign to defend him waged by the Workers League and the International Labor Defense Committee. Neither the Amalgamated Transit Union nor the AFL-CIO defended Cawthra.

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Author Bill Vann
About the Author

Bill Vann is a staff writer for the World Socialist Web Site. He has written extensively on US domestic and foreign policy. A specialist in Latin American politics, his lecture, Castroism and the Politics of Petty Bourgeois Nationalism, is only one of many contributions he has made to the study of this subject over the course of his more than three decades in the Trotskyist movement. Vann was the Socialist Equality Party candidate for President of the United States in 2004 and SEP vice presidential candidate in 2008.

Publisher Labor Publications
Pages 56
Publication Type Pamphlet
ISBN 978-0-929087-62-7
ISSN No

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