Hard-pressed in the Heartland: The Hormel Strike and the Future of the Labor Movement
Hard-Pressed in the Heartland tells the heartbreaking but empowering story of a spirited local union trying to resist management's drive for concessions--while fending off a conservative national union leadership unwilling to support its own members. Going beyond academic history, it offers useful perspectives for rebuilding a democratic, militant, community-based unionism that can succeed where today's bureaucratic unionism cannot.
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Hard-pressed in the heartland: the Hormel strike and the future of the labor movementUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
While Rachleff's book deals with the same subject as the award-winning documentary film American Dream , the two works take very different approaches to the highly emotional and divisive meatpackers ... Read full review