Bill Morris : A Trade Union Miracle by Goodman, Geoffrey
01 August 2010
Paperback, 194 pages
From the shop floor to national iconic status, the ascendancy of a young Jamaican is traced up to his election as the first black immigrant to hold the position of general secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU), the UK's largest trade union. This account follows Morris as he joins the Transport and General Workers' Union in 1958 and moves from shop steward to full-time union official and holder of various district and national positions-ultimately to the pinacle of the organization. In addition to documenting his rise to the powerful and prestigious role in the TGWU, this survey examines other Morris achievements such as becoming the first black immigrant to join the government board of the Bank of England and serve as president of the Trades Union Congress.