October 12, 2017
“Knocking on Labor’s Door: Union Organizing in the 1970s and the Roots of a New Economic Divide”
Lane Windham will read from her new book, Knocking on Labor’s Door, at 7 pm on Thursday, October 26 at The Regulator, 720 Ninth Street, Durham, NC.
What: Book reading by author Lane Windham
When: Thursday, Oct. 26th at 7:00pm
Where: The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth Street, Durham, NC
Windham’s Knocking on Labor’s Door shakes up current debates about labor’s future by offering a fresh narrative for labor’s recent past. Highlighting the integral, often-overlooked contributions of women, people of color, young workers, and southerners, Windham reveals how in the 1970s a newly diversified working class powered a new wave of private-sector union organizing efforts. Employers, however, united to manipulate weak labor law and quash this new organizing wave. Windham’s story inspires both hope and indignation, and will become a must-read for labor activists and scholars.
Windham is a former union organizer and labor movement communicator. She is now Associate Director of Georgetown University’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor.