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Knocking on Labor's DoorUnion Organizing in the 1970s and the Roots of a New Economic Divide$
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Lane Windham

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469632070

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632070.001.0001

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Millions Go Knocking

Millions Go Knocking

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(p.28) 2 Millions Go Knocking
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Knocking on Labor's Door
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Lane Windham

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632070.003.0003

This chapter features stories and examples of the people who led the 1970s union organizing efforts in the private sector, including women, African Americans, Southerners, young baby boomers, and immigrants. It spotlights workers from auto parts plants, university offices, banks, airlines, hospitals, clothing and textile plants, and the construction trades. It includes figures showing union voters by sector and in the South.

Keywords:   union organizing, women, African Americans, Sunbelt, National Labor Relations Board, immigrant workers, young workers

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