This is a collection of newspapers from the Mechanic's Educational Society of America, called The Educator, from 1944-1952
The M.E.S.A. was founded in 1933, by Matthew Smith, a British machinist and socialist/syndicalist who was involved in the shop steward movement in the UK. After moving into auto production in the States, Smith helped organize the M.E.S.A., pioneering the unionization of skilled autoworkers. This Collection covers 1944-1952 with various mising issues. The M.E.S.A. refused to sign the no-strike pledge and fought against CIO incursions into their organized shops.