One Day Stronger: How One Union Local Saved a Mill and Changed an Industry--and What It Means for American Manufacturing

One Day Stronger: How One Union Local Saved a Mill and Changed an Industry--and What It Means for American Manufacturing

by Thomas M. Nelson

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Overview

Appleton Coated, a historic paper mill in Wisconsin's Fox River Valley, was set to be sold for scrap, devastating a community, until union workers teamed with a local official to stop the sale and save hundreds of jobs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733914185
Publisher: Rivertowns Books
Publication date: 03/09/2021
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Thomas M. Nelson has been County Executive of Outagamie County, Wisconsin since 2011. He served three terms in the state assembly, including one as majority leader, one of the youngest in state history. He developed his passion for public service from his parents, who founded a Lutheran mission church in Combined Locks, in the shadow of Appleton Coated. Nelson holds degrees from Carleton College (BA) and the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (MPA). He lives in Appleton, Wisconsin, with his wife, Maria, and their two children, Mary and George, and Lucy, a Yorkshire Terrier.

Table of Contents

Introduction: One Night in Kaukauna

PART ONE: INTO THE BREACH

1.On the Brink

2.Like Day into Night

3.Auctioning Off a Legacy

PART TWO: A TROUBLED HISTORY

4.Profits, People, and Planet: 150 Years of Papermaking in the Fox Valley

5.The Ghosts of Kimberly-NewPage

PART THREE: TURNING THE TIDE

6.The Voice of God

7.On Our Own

8.Foxconn for Kimberly-Clark

9.State of the Unions

10.A Labor Party for America?

11.In the Vanguard

Acknowledgments

Source Notes and Bibliography

Index

About the Author

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