Who am I?
Why did Ellen love this book?
I lived through some of the events that Lane Windham describes in her super-readable and super-informative account of how new types of workers challenged both their employers and the American labor movement to listen to them and improve their work lives.
Shipyard workers, department store workers, office workers – these groups figured out new ways to raise their voices and “knock on the door” to make themselves heard. The result was big changes in their own lives, in the workplace, and in America’s unions.
Today, we’re seeing a surge of labor organizing just as groundbreaking as the initiatives Lane Windham describes. This made the book especially relevant for me.