And the Wolf Finally Came (Paperback)
The Decline and Fall of the American Steel Industry
University of Pittsburgh Press, 9780822953982, 736pp.
Publication Date: July 6, 1988
• Choice 1988 Outstanding Academic Book
• Named one of the Best Business Books of 1988 by USA Today
A veteran reporter of American labor analyzes the spectacular and tragic collapse of the steel industry in the 1980s. John Hoerr’s account of these events stretches from the industrywide barganing failures of 1982 to the crippling work stoppage at USX (U.S. Steel) in 1986-87. He interviewed scores of steelworkers, company managers at all levels, and union officials, and was present at many of the crucial events he describes. Using historical flashbacks to the origins of the steel industry, particularly in the Monongahela Valley of southwestern Pennsylvania, he shows how an obsolete and adversarial relationship between management and labor made it impossible for the industry to adapt to shattering changes in the global economy.
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Praise For And the Wolf Finally Came: The Decline and Fall of the American Steel Industry…
—New York Times Book Review
"One of the most important books on labor or business to appear in recent times."
"Hoerr's exhaustive study of the decline of the steel industry, particularly in the Monongahela Valley, is essential reading."