On Memorial Day, 1937 thousands of steelworkers marched on Republic Steel in Chicago, demanding union recognition.
Millions who have never read the book have seen the film version starring Henry Fonda and directed by John Ford.
Examining "race management" during slavery, Western expansion, and early 20th century industrial production.
"With Our Loving Hands: 1199 NE Nursing Home Workers Tell their Story" is an unusual book for several reasons.
Activism like that takes courage and wisdom. It emerges out of deep places in the human spirit, the interior felt-life experience expressed by the arts and also by religion.
In 1978, Sylvester Stallone was cast to portray a labor leader with a story remarkably similar to that of the late James R. Hoffa.
"Remember those who grew this food, who picked and packed, who shipped and sold..."
"To my fellow workers going it alone, who square off with bosses but just get skinned right down to the bone..."
The tentative agreement includes mandatory cost reductions from management and an independent monitor to track budget performance.
Deep salary cut demands, which its unions say are unjustified, and a company threat to close down are combining to force members of the 16 unions to plan to strike, if necessary.