The Assault On Workers Seventy Years In The Making

picket signs for a possible Chrysler auto workers' strike

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Workers who fought to build strong unions turned horrible jobs in the auto factories into the kind of employment that became the backbone of the American Dream. Liberals yearn nostalgically for a time when corporate leaders seemed more responsible, for an era when CEOs seemed to understand that employees, the people who make the profits, were considered more important than, if not equal to, the shareholders.

This an excerpt from A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy

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