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Summary: When Wisconsin's newly elected Governor Scott Walker introduces a bill that threatens to wipe away worker rights and lock out public debate, six ordinary Wisconsinites join thousands of protesters at the State Capitol, building a citizen-driven uprising that not only challenges the bill, but the soul of a nation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Bal Maiden Films 2012

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF WE

Farrell, Mary Cronk

Summary: Traces the life of Fannie Sellins, a union activist who traveled the nation promoting fair wages and decent working and living conditions for workers in the garment and mining industries.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 SEL

Summary: This collection of documentaries produced by A & E presents a broad overview of organized crime in America, beginning with immigrants who formed gangs soon after arriving in the late 19th century. The focus is on Italian-American gangsters, though there are mentions of Irish and Jewish gangs, which at various times cooperated with or competed against the Mafia, and one program in the collection...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Television Networks 2001

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV MAF

Summary: Using historical footage and dramatic reenactments, this film focuses on one of the seminal events in the march for human rights -- the grape strike and boycott led by César Chávez and Dolores Huerta in the 1960s. Thousands of people from across the nation joined in a struggle for justice for the some of the most exploited people in the United States.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Southern Poverty Law Center 2012

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC VIV

Neff, James

Summary: In a book based on newly released documents, the author sheds a new light on the historic battle between U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy and Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa during the Senate Rackets Committee hearings and beyond during 1957 to 1964.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.921 NEF

Cash, Wiley

Summary: Ella May Wiggins, a young mother desperately trying to hold her family together with the paltry nine dollars a week she earns from the textile mill two miles away, makes up her mind to join the labor union--a decision that will have lasting consequences for her children, her friends, her town, and all that she loves. Intertwining myriad voice, Cash brings to life the heartbreak and bravery of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2017

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAS

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAS

Dulemba, Elizabeth O.

Summary: Jack loves everything about Coppertown except its thriving mining industry, which long ago drove nature out of the town, but when a strike threatens to close the mine, Jack's family and others may be forced to leave for new jobs and homes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Dulemba 2013

Summary: From acclaimed Chicago filmmaking collective Kartemquin Films comes a collection of three important labor stories of the 1970's. These films not only allowed the workers and their union to tell their compelling stories but they also affected the course of events for each union. -- container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Facets Video 2006

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC LAB

Schiavone, Michael.

Contents: The importance of the labor movement -- The rise and fall of organized labor -- Strategies to stop the decline -- SEIU and change to win : progressive or more of the same? -- Social justice unionism : a path to labor's renewal -- Nontraditional strategies -- Conclusion : a beginning.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Praeger 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 331.8809 SCH

Morris, Bob (Robert K.)

Summary: "Ken Morris's journey began one cold Pittsburgh morning in 1935. In the middle of the Great Depression, he was going to see the country as a door-to-door salesman. Detroit was to be his first and last stop. Life was hard and few people during this time of crisis knew how their future would evolve. After months of unemployment, Ken found a job at the Briggs Manufacturing Company, the toughest...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: iUniverse LLC 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 331 MOR

Goldsmith, Jack L.

Summary: "The story of Chuckie O'Brien, Jimmy Hoffa's right-hand man"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2019

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 331.881 GOL

McAlevey, Jane

Summary: "For decades, intractable social and economic problems have been eating away at the social fabric of the United States. The crisis is now so deep it's threatening democracy. Income inequality has reached epic proportions, resulting in a lopsided political system that bestows tax breaks on the rich while the rest of the country has been economically abandoned. There's a single, obvious solution...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 331.89 MCA

Summary: "The Bridge" is a police district which includes a wealthy, upscale suburb and a lower-class, crime-plagued neighborhood, with the two separated by a highway bridge. Frank Leo, the newly elected police union head with an angry attitude and no patience for the corruption that permeates the force, does whatever is called for to protect the beat cops in Bridge District from the brass as they do a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed in Canada by Entertainment One 2011

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Tanenbaum, Robert.

Summary: While New York City sizzles beneath a blanket of early summer humidity, the Karp family is happily taking refuge in their renovated farmhouse on Long Island's north shore. Karp's battles against the city's corrupt politicians are never-ending. His wife, Marlene, is training guard dogs; Lucy is enjoying her summer break from Boston College. The tide quickly changes, however, when Marlene...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2002

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TAN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS TAN

Summary: John P. Merrick, the world's richest man, gets word that someone is trying to unionize a department store he owns. To thwart this blatant act of democracy, Merrick changes his name and takes a menial job at the store to catch the union activists without detection. Once he himself is subjected to the humiliating treatment by the department supervisor, Hooper, Merrick starts to wise up-and soften...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Olive Films 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY DEV

Summary: I am somebody : Records the 1969 strike by black, predominantly female, hospital workers in Charleston, S.C. for better working conditions and higher wages. Shows how the struggle was won by a coalition of local and national union and civil rights groups plus the local black community through nonviolent marches and demonstrations. Highlights Andrew Young, Coretta Scott King, Ralph Abernathy,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DOC I

Summary: Grinding out her life in a small Southern town as a worker in a non-union textile shop, Norma Rae (Sally Field) joins forces with a New York labor organizer to unionize the mill.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2002

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA NOR

Greenhouse, Steven

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Examines the income inequality and declining social mobility endured by today's workers, along with the decades of worker power reductions and the increasing political and economic control of the wealthy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Walter, Jess

8 holds on 4 copies

Summary: "Orphans Gig and Rye Dolan don't have a penny to their names. The brothers work grueling, odd jobs each day just to secure a meal, and spend nights sleeping wherever they can with other day laborers. Twenty-three-year-old Gig is a passionate union man, fighting for fair pay and calling out the corrupt employers who exploit the working class. Eager to emulate his older brother, Rye follows suit,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2020

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Anderson, Carlotta R.

Summary: "All-American Anarchist chronicles the life and work of Joseph A. Labadie (1850-1933), Detroit's prominent labor organizer and one of early labor's most influential activists. A dynamic participant in the major social reform movements of the Gilded Age, Labadie was a central figure in the pervasive struggle for a new social order as the American Midwest underwent rapid industrialization at the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LABADIE, JO AND

Summary: Martin Sheen-impersonating the voice of author Dashiell Hammett-narrates this compelling docudrama on immigrant labor and anti-war politics in 1917. As a young employee of the Pinkerton Detective Agency, Hammett spied for the Anaconda Copper Mining Company in Butte, Montana, during the height of labor struggles there. Using a wealth of archival footage, first-rate dramatizations, interviews...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Adler, David A.

Summary: "Cesar Chavez dedicated his life to helping American farmworkers. As a child growing up in California during the Great Depression, he picked produce with his family. Cesar saw firsthand how unfairly workers were treated. As an adult, he organized farmworkers into unions and argued for better pay and fair working conditions. He was jailed for his efforts, but he never stopped urging people to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 CHA

Kennedy, Robert F.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Da Capo Press 1994

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.168 KEN

Geoghegan, Thomas

Summary: "Is labor's day over or is labor the only real answer for our time? In this new book, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and labor lawyer Thomas Geoghegan argues that even as organized labor seems to be crumbling, a revived--but different--labormovement is now more relevant than ever in our increasingly unequal society. The inequality reshaping the country goes beyond money and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press, The 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 331 GEO

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