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Against Labor: A Book Discussion with the Authors of a New Collection

September 30, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Concerned about the anti-union political climate in the U.S. today?   What can we learn from an historical perspective? 

The East Side Freedom Library invites you to

“Against Labor: A Book Discussion with the Authors of a New Collection”

Saturday, September 30 @ 1:00pm–4:00pm


Contributors to the new collection, Against Labor: How U.S. Employers Organized to Defeat Union Activism (just published by the University of Illinois Press), will discuss their essays and the issues raised by the book as a whole.  Participants will include David Roediger (author of The Wages of Whiteness and many other labor history studies), Elizabeth Esch (author of The Color Line and the Assembly Line), Chad Pearson (author of Reform or Repression: Organizing America’s Anti-Union Movement), Tom Klug (longtime treasurer of the Labor and Working-Class History Association and author of many essays on labor in Detroit), Rosemary Feurer (author of Radical Unionism in the Midwest), and ESFL co-executive director Peter Rachleff.


“Contributes enormously to our understanding of business tactics and strategy.”—Immanuel Ness, author of Guest Workers and Resistance to U.S. Corporate Despotism


*Copies of AGAINST LABOR and other publications by these activist authors will be available for purchase.


Free and open to all.

EAST SIDE FREEDOM LIBRARY, 1105 Greenbrier Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106

info@eastsidefreedomlibrary.org and 651-230-3294


September 30, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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East Side Freedom Library
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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