Save Our Unions
Dispatches From A Movement in Distress
Publisher: Monthly Review Press, USA
Date Written: 01/11/2013
Year Published: 2013
Pages: 344pp Price: $19.95 ISBN: 978-1583674277
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX16007
Steve Early, a union organizer for more than four decades, writes about the challenges facing the union movement in the United States.
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.