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Staley Reviews

"One of the best accounts of a labor conflict ever written. Essential reading."

--Jeremy Brecher, author of Strike!

"An extraordinary achievement, indispensable to trade unionists."

--Staughton Lynd, author of The New Rank and File

"Masterfully told. A must read."

--Tom Balanoff, president of Service Employees International Union Local 1

"Staley will serve and guide a new generation of labor activists."

--Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton, Archdiocese of Detroit

"Stunningly rich and detailed. The strategic discussions are magnificent and unmatched."

--Peter Rachleff, author of Hard-Pressed in the Heartland: The Hormel Strike and the Future of the Labor Movement

"A magnificent achievement. It will become a classic."

--Bruce Nissen, author of Which Direction for Organized Labor? Essays on Organizing, Outreach, and Internal Transformation

"An inspiring story of vibrant and relentless rank-and-file resistance."

--Ruth Milkman, author of L.A. Story: Immigrant Workers and the Future of the U.S. Labor Movement

"Staley should be required reading in seminaries and union halls."

--Bishop C. Joseph Sprague, United Methodist Bishop and author of Affirmations of a Dissenter

"Rarely is there a book as compelling in its description of a real-life struggle."

--Bill Fletcher, coauthor of Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path toward Social Justice

"The narrative bristles with strategic lessons and insights."

--James R. Barrett, author of William Z. Foster and the Tragedy of American Radicalism

"The book combines analytic comprehensiveness with moving first-person accounts."

--Nelson Lichtenstein, author of State of the Union: A Century of American Labor

"Staley is a must read for anyone interested in community and religious partnerships with labor."

--Kim Bobo, executive director of Interfaith Worker Justice and author of Wage Theft in America: Why Millions of Working Americans Are Not Getting Paid-And What We Can Do About It

"One of the best analyses of a worker struggle I ever read. A must read for union organizers and advocates for social justice."

--Eliseo Medina, executive vice president of Service Employees International Union

"This is a very good book for understanding those tremendous hurdles workers must fight to overcome when they stand up for themselves and their families."

--Cecil E. Roberts, president of United Mine Workers of America

"In Staley, Ashby and Hawking point the way forward for American labor."

--Kim Moody, cofounder of Labor Notes and author of U.S. Labor in Trouble and Transition: The Failure of Reform from Above, The Promise of Revival from Below

"I'm certainly not in the habit of reading books while in the process of typesetting them, but this one kept pulling me in. Fascinating."

--Jim Proefrock, who typeset the book for University of Illinois Press

 
 
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"An inspiring story of vibrant and relentless rank-and-file resistance."

--Ruth Milkman, author of L.A. Story: Immigrant Workers and the Future of the U.S. Labor Movement