Cornell University Press has just published The New Rank and File edited by Staughton and Alice Lynd, two people who, as William Serrin said, "have devoted their lives to making America a better country." Much has changed for workers in the years since their classic Rank and File: Personal Histories by Working-Class Organizers was first published in 1973. The New Rank and File presents interviews with working-class organizers of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s who face the challenges of a new economy with the same determination and creativity shown by those profiled in the earlier book. Reflecting the increasing globalization of labor practices -- and problems -- The New Rank and File contains oral histories of workers in Guatemala, Palestine, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Canada, as well as the United States.
Andrea Fleck Clardy
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Posted: 8 November 2000