On Strike for Respect: The Clerical and Technical Workers' Strike at Yale University, 1984-85
by Toni Gilpin, Gary Isaac, Dan Letwin and Jack McKivigan
University of Illinois Press, 1995
Paper: 978-0-252-06454-8
Library of Congress Classification LD6309.O5 1995
Dewey Decimal Classification 378.7468

ABOUT THIS BOOK
ABOUT THIS BOOK
It is we who push the papers, put the paychecks in the mail;
        It is we who type the letters, mind the office without fail.
        And until we get a contract, it is we who'll shut down Yale, For the union
        makes us strong.
      (To the tune of "John Brown's Body")
      "Must reading for anyone who wants to learn what a revitalized labor
        movement would look like." -- Labor Notes
      "A textbook on solidarity unionism." -- Staughton Lynd
      "One of the very best books on labor in the 1970s and 80s."
        -- Dana Frank, University of California at Santa Cruz
      "There are very few case studies in recent labor history as readable
        and provocative as this one." -- Karen Sawislak, Stanford University
      On Strike for Respect is a lively account of the 1984-85 strike
        by clerical and technical workers at Yale University. Members of Local
        34, with a strong female majority, mobilized themselves and the public,
        breathing new life into the labor movement as they fought for and won
        substantial gains. A short update on current conditions concludes this
        volume.
 

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