Save our unions : dispatches from a movement in distress

by Steve Early

Paper Book, 2013


"Save Our Unions: Dispatches From A Movement in Distress brings together recent essays and reporting by labor journalist Steve Early. The author illuminates the challenges facing U.S. workers, whether they're trying to democratize their union, win a strike, defend past contract gains, or bargain with management for the first time. Drawing on forty years of personal experience, Early writes about cross-border union campaigning, labor strategies for organizing and health care reform, and political initiatives that might lessen worker dependence on the Democratic Party. Save Our Unions contains vivid portraits of rank-and-file heroes and heroines, both well-known and unsung. It takes readers to union conventions and funerals, strikes and picket-lines, celebrations of labor's past and struggles to insure that unions still have a future in the 21st century. The book's insight, analysis and advocacy make this an important contribution to the project of labor revitalization and reform"--… (more)



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New York : MR, Monthly Review Press, [2013]


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The labor movement is stuck in 1935, it's no wonder why the unions have difficulty keeping and adding members. The product offered is not what the rank-in-file want to buy with dues. A must read for anyone interested in the state of Unions today.



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