Solidarity for Sale
How Corruption Destroyed the Labor Movement and Undermined America's Promise
By Robert Fitch
(PublicAffairs, Hardcover, 9781891620720, 432pp.)
Publication Date: January 2006
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A fascinating, definitive history and analysis of American labor union corruption and an urgent call for social justice that reads at times like a thriller.
Robert Fitch joined the Laborer's Union, Local 5 in Chicago Heights, Illinois when he was fifteen years old. He eventually traded his shovel for a briefcase and has since taught at Cornell and New York University, organized for the unions, and written for The Baffler, Newsday, Village Voice, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and The Nation. Still a union member, he lives in New York City.