The hammer : : power, inequality, and the struggle for the soul of labor

Title The hammer : : power, inequality, and the struggle for the soul of labor
Names Nolan, Hamilton.
Book Number DB119370
Title Status Active
Narrator Nolan, Hamilton.
Language English
Annotation "Inequality is America's biggest problem. Unions are the single strongest tool that working people have to fix it. Organized labor has been in decline for decades. Yet it sits today at a moment of enormous opportunity. In the wake of the pandemic, a highly visible wave of strikes and new organizing campaigns have driven the popularity of unions to historic highs. The simmering battle inside of the labor movement over how to tap into its revolutionary potential or allow it to be squandered will determine the economic and social course of American life for years to come. In chapters that span the country, Nolan shows readers the actual places where labor and politics meld. He highlights how organized labor can and does wield power effectively: a union that dominates Las Vegas and is trying to scale nationally; a successful decades-long campaign to organize California's child care workers; the human face of a surprising strike of factory workers trying to preserve their pathway to the middle class. Throughout, Nolan follows Sara Nelson, the fiery and charismatic head of the flight attendants' union, as she struggles with how (and whether) to assert herself as a national leader, to try to fix what is broken. The Hammer draws the line from forgotten workplaces in rural West Virginia to Washington's halls of power, and shows how labor solidarity can utterly transform American politics if it can first transform itself. A labor journalist for more than a decade, Nolan helped unionize his own industry. The Hammer is an urgent on-the-ground excavation of the past, present, and future of the American labor movement." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
Medium Digital Books
Local Subject Unrated - UNRAT
Nonfiction
Business & Office Management - 650
Economics - Labor - 331
Economics - 330
LC Subject Equality
Labor movement
Labor - Political aspects
Call Number 331.8 ANF
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress,
Original Publication Reissue of: New York : Hachette Audio, 2024. 9781668637517
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