Working at the calling

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A candid account of the 500,000-member Laborers' international Union: its problems & successes, its innovative benefit funds, how it organizes & trains for the future. Since its founding in 1903, the union has transformed itself & its immigrant pick-&-shovel workers into a diverse, highly-skilled construction & service workforce. Lengthy interviews with union leaders, rank & file, retirees, contractors, politicians, others. Reviews: "I am impressed with this publication."--President Bill Clinton. "WORKING AT THE CALLING portrays in brisk text & expressive photographs the on-site work of construction laborers & their international union & its officers. (Its labor-management trust) funds enable the union, jointly with contractors under agreements, to take new approaches to vital training & retraining, health & safety including asbestos removal & the clean-up of contaminants."--John T. Dunlop, former U.S. Secy. of Labor. "Some of the best photography I've ever seen... an impressive record of the people & events involving the union... a wonderful history book on the building of America."--David E. Skaggs, U.S. Representative, Colorado.

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