Recounting how employees attempted to unionize against overwhelming odds, Knocking on Labor's Door dramatically refashions the narrative of working-class struggle during a crucial decade and shakes up current debates about labor's future. Windham's story inspires both hope and indignation, and will become a must-read in labor, civil rights, and women's history.
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Knocking on Labor's Door challenges most of what we know about the decline of unions and its consequences. Most importantly, the book leads us to reconsider possibilities for the revival of unions. At a time of renewed concern about economic inequality and the plight of the working class, this is required reading.William P. Jones, author of The March on Washington