Knocking on Labor's Door: Union Organizing in the 1970s and the Roots of a New Economic Divide

Knocking on Labor's Door: Union Organizing in the 1970s and the Roots of a New Economic Divide

by Lane Windham

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ISBN-13: 9781469632087
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Series: Justice, Power, and Politics
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 312
File size: 28 MB
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About the Author

Lane Windham is Associate Director of Georgetown University's Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor and co-director of WILL Empower (Women Innovating Labor Leadership).

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Lane Windham takes a fresh look at a phenomenon that many of us thought we understood--the decline of U.S. trade unionism. With meticulous research and graceful prose, she challenges our outworn preconceptions. Her narrative of labor's recent past deepens our understanding of its present challenges and helps us imagine its future. Rarely have I felt as great an urge to stand up and cheer when reading a work of history as I did while reading this one.--Joseph A. McCartin, author of Collision Course

This is labor history at its sharp and sparkling best. Windham puts working people on center stage as she resurrects the hard-fought organizing battles of the 1970s. If you want new insight into the origins of unions' present dilemma and their future, read Knocking on Labor's Door.--John Sweeney, President Emeritus, AFL-CIO

Anyone who cares about work and workers in today's America should read this book. Overturning myths that are widely believed, Windham arouses both hope and outrage as she makes fresh sense of the staggering rise of inequality since the 1970s.--Nancy MacLean, author of Freedom Is Not Enough

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