A Year in the Life of a Factory


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By Maynard Seider
Charles H. Kerr Publishing

In 1973, out of work university graduate Maynard Seider took the only job he could get in San Francisco at the time, at a factory. Here’s an account of his year of factory toil – and of his workmates, management, rebellion, the union, and a whole lot more

“I learned more about worklife from this account of a run-of-the-mill year and run-of-the-mill strike, than from a hundred stories of historic labor struggles. Seider shows that those nameless and faceless factories that litter the view from freeways in every American city are battlegrounds where a war is fought at a low, low heat, but fought daily.”

–Joan Holden, playwright, San Francisco Mime Troupe

“Seider has a wonderful ability to portray the intimate details of workgroups and the interplay of personality and power in the world of work. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to know about what it’s like to work in a factory today or to introduce students to the realities of American industrial life.”

–Jeremy Brecher, author of Strike!


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Weight 6.8 oz
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 in


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