Exciting news for book lovers! A new labor bookstore has just opened online — laborsbookstore.com — that’s bringing back into print a number of the valuable union-building tools lost to the labor community when Union Communication Services shut down last year.
One of the most popular titles, “The Union Steward’s Complete Guide,” is being brought back in a brand-new updated edition, along with a healthy selection of used labor books, from Barbara Ehrenreich’s “Nickel and Dimed” to Juliet Schor’s “The Overworked American.” Check them out at Laborsbookstore.com
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In today’s labor history, on this date in 1978, the United Farm Workers of America officially ended its historic table grape, lettuce and wine boycotts.
And on this date in 2002, union and student pressure forced Harvard university to adopt new labor policies raising wages for lowest-paid workers.
Today’s labor quote is by Emma Tenayuca, who led 12,000 pecan shellers – mostly Latino women – on a 3-month strike in San Antonio, Texas that began on this date in 1938. Emma Tenayuca, who said:
"I was arrested a number of times. I never thought in terms of fear. I thought in terms of justice."
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