What It Takes to be a Union Activist
August 11, 2017 11:48 AM   Subscribe

Phil Cohen, a yankee, became a hero to Southern working people. His stories of union activism in the South in the last half of the 20th century are sometimes uplifting and sometimes cynical and sometimes despairing. I kept wondering whether he'd been the model for Yellow Dog Contract by Ross Thomas. This essay Thank a Union shows all the gains unions have given us.
posted by MovableBookLady (2 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
NPR just had something on yesterday about how people have been trying to unionize at a Nissan plant somewhere in the South for a long time and they've been having a hard time due to a lot of things involving union busting and job threats down there.
posted by gucci mane at 1:13 PM on August 11, 2017 [1 favorite]

Thanks for posting this. I've been jonesing for some labor history since these folks stopped updating todayinlaborhistory.tumblr.com
posted by spamandkimchi at 4:05 PM on August 11, 2017 [1 favorite]

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