History of Doro-Chiba and Japanese Labor Movement

by NAKANO Hiroshi
Ex-President of Doro-Chiba,
National Railways Motive Power Union of Chiba

Written: 2003;
Source: English edition of 2004;
Publisher: Workers’ Education Center, Doro-Chiba, Japan;                                        
First Published: 2004;
Translated: International Solidarity Committee of Doro-Chiba;
Online Version: Marx/Engels Internet Archive (marxists.org) 2009;
HTML Markup: International Solidarity Committee of Doro-Chiba (2009).

Table of Contents

Introduction: Worker’s Solidarity to Stop the War

I. Class Struggle in Japan under the Emergency Laws
II. Doro-Chiba Meets the US Labor Movement
III. New Development of the National Railway Struggle and the November Rally

Ch. 1: Radical Transformation into a Class-oriented Labor Union

I. Labor Movement under the "1955 System"
II. 10 Years’ Struggle of the District Chiba in 1960’s (1)
III. 10 Years’ Struggle of the District Chiba in 1960’s (2)

Ch. 2: Struggle against Rationalization Ensuring Rail Safety and Struggle against Jet Fuel Transportation to the Narita Airport

I. Features of the Times 1970’s
II. A History of the JNR after World War II
III. Historical Lessons from the Struggle against Rationalization Ensuring Rail Safety
IV. Struggle to Regain the Right to Strike
V. Struggle to Stop Jet Fuel Transport to Narita Airport

Ch. 3:Confrontation with the Doro-Kakumaru and Independence of the District Chiba

I. How Confrontation with the Doro-Kakumaru Developed
II. Background and Lessons of the Struggle for Separation and Independence

Ch. 4: Struggle Against Division and Privatization of the JNR

I. Nakasone’s “Final Settlement of the Post-War Politics” and the Division and Privatization of the National Railways
II. Second Ad Hoc Commission for Administrative Reform
III. Process until the Division and Privatization of the JNR
IV. Two Strikes of the Doro-Chiba
V. The Reason Why the Doro-Chiba Could Fight
VI. The Overview of the Doro-Chiba’s Struggle and its Lessons

Ch. 5: The Significance and Background of the Struggle of the 1047 Dismissed JNR Workers

I. Sixteen-years’ Upheaval that Shook the World and Japan
II. The Historical Significance of the Breakup of the Sohyo and the Setting-up of the Rengo
III. Sixteen Years of the 1047 Dismissed Workers’ Struggle
IV. Doro-Chiba’s Sixteen-year Struggle
V. National Railway Workers’ Movement Faces a Turning Point