CCA’s Book Club which debuted at last April’s Spring Conference was such a success that organizers decided to offer another one for the Spring Conference scheduled for April 26—28 in San Diego.
According to a description on Amazon.com, three renowned historians present stirring tales of labor in Three Strikes: Miners, Musicians, Salesgirls, and the Fighting Spirit of Labor’s Last Century. The late Howard Zinn tells the grim tale of the Ludlow Massacre, a drama of beleaguered immigrant workers, Mother Jones, and the politics of corporate power in the age of the robber barons. Dana Frank brings to light the little-known story of a successful sit-in conducted by the ‘counter girls’ at the Detroit Woolworth’s during the Great Depression. Robin D. G. Kelley’s story of a movie theater musicians’ strike in New York asks what defines work in times of changing technology.
The selection follows this year’s Book Club pick of Philip Dray’s There is Power in a Union.
The book is available on Amazon (and at other book sellers) as new or used paperback for $5 to $16. Ten copies of the book will be given away at the CCA Winter Conference. Delegates will be able to sign up for the spring Book Club discussion group when registration for the spring conference opens.