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One day longer : a memoir /
Lynn Williams.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2011.
xiv, 320 p., [32] p. of plates : ports. ; 24 cm.
1442644125, 9781442644120
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Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2011.
contents note
In the beginning -- War and peace -- The Eaton drive -- Joining the Steelworkers -- Back east -- Organizing -- Sudbury -- Director, District 6 -- On to Pittsburgh -- Assuming the presidency -- Trying times -- Union work and politics -- New directions -- Epilogue.
general note
Co-published by: Cornell University Press.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Review Quotes
'As Canada's first elected president of a major international union, Lynn Williams has been an icon in the fight for workers' rights. I love his stories and have learned so much from his teachings. Finally, they're in a book everyone can read.'
'Lynn Williams's ability to bring about change is marvellous, and his determination inspirational. His great success as president of the United Steelworkers was a result of his drive, his sincerity, his intellect, and especially his ability to relate to people. It didn't matter whether you were a captain of industry, a brand-new union member, or President of the United States: Lynn could relate to everyone and build support for their ideas.'
'With unflagging perseverance, Lynn Williams guided the North American labor movement through one of its most turbulent, difficult decades. His remarkable leadership enabled unions to adapt to a changing industrial landscape, fight for economic justice, and stand up to politicians hostile to their cause. Now more than ever before, it is important that the next generation of workers and leaders learn from Williams's distinguished example.'
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Main Description
Lynn Williams remains one of the most influential North American union leaders of the twentieth century. His two terms as president of the United Steelworkers of America, from 1983 until 1994, capped off a career in labour relations spanning nearly five decades. Among his many notable achievements were the new bargaining techniques he developed to face challenges from anti-union politicians such as Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. Williams also played a major role in the structural readjustment of the North American steel industry during its most turbulent period, the 1980s and 1990s. In his memoirs, Williams vividly recounts his life in labour, with all its triumphs, challenges, hopes, and dreams. While telling his own story, Williams also traces the rise and transformation of the labour movement from the Second World War to today. Providing an insider's perspective on union developments and issues, One Day Longeris a profound reflection of Williams's impressive career.

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