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

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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.
 

About Peter Rachleff

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Rachleff is professor and chairperson of the History Department at Macalester College, where he has taught since 1982.
 
Published July 1, 1999 by South End Press. 144 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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In this brief book, Rachleff ( Black Labor in Richmond, 1865-1890 ), who chaired a committee supporting the 1985-1986 strike against the Hormel Co. in Austin, Minn., offers a partial corrective to Bar

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In this brief book, Rachleff ( Black Labor in Richmond, 1865-1890 ), who chaired a committee supporting the 1985-1986 strike against the Hormel Co.

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