B. J. Widick
Widick studied at the University of Akron in Ohio. In 1934 he received his degree in economics. In the same year he became a member of the Communist League of America, and in 1938 a member of the newly formed Socialist Workers Party. After a split in the SWP he supported in 1940 the Workers Party. He wrote for their leaves Labor Action and the New International, often under a pseudonym. After the Second World War he was union with the United Auto Workers. From the late 1960s he taught as a professor of labor studies at Wayne State University in Detroit and Columbia University in New York. In 1983, he sat down to rest.
- ( with Irving Howe ): The UAW and Walter Reuther. Random House, 1949
- Labor Today: The Triumphs and Failures of Unionism in the United States. Houghton, 1964
- Detroit: City of Race and Class Violence. Quadrangle, 1972; revised version: Wayne State University Press, 1989
- Auto Work and Its Discontents. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1976