From the Folks Who Brought You The Weekend
This is a sweeping, highly readable history of U.S. labor that will be welcomed by anyone interested in learning more about the struggle of American working people to better their lives through collective action. From indentured servants in the seventeenth-century Chesapeake to high-tech workers in contemporary Silicon Valley, this excellent narrative surveys the historic efforts and sacrifices that working people made to win the rights we take for granted today, from minimum wage and overtime protections to health and safety guarantees to even the weekend itself.
Published in 2001, this book reports on developments well into the year 2000. A thorough index makes it easy to find references to specific campaigns, conflicts, and unions themselves. 364 pages paperback