The East Side Freedom Library invites you to:
How Did Workers Become “Legacy Costs”?
Join author Richard Hudelson as he introduces his book, Legacy Costs. Some of us know Hudelson for his great book about the working people of Duluth, By the Ore Docks. Now he has written a new book, about his hometown, New Castle, Indiana, and its transition from an agricultural county seat to a prosperous factory town to a deindustrialized and struggling part of the American rust belt.
As workers, unions, and communities, there is much to learn from the New Castle story. It was once a strong union town—a UAW town. For its working-class families, the UAW won a living wage, a company funded pension, and some democratic, collective control over the forces affecting their lives.
“Union members, activists and leaders can learn much from this engaging book. But it should be read by all who value equality and dignity and seek to understand our society so we can create a new and better world.” — David Newby, Former President, Wisconsin State AFL-CIO
Monday, March 26, 7pm
Free and Open to All