Upheaval in the Quiet Zone


A labor history classic

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A History of Hospital Workers’ Union, Local 1199¬†(first edition)

By Leon Fink and Brian Greenberg
University of Illinois Press

Upheaval in the Quiet Zone tells the story of one of the liveliest, stormiest organizations on the modern American labor scene. It tells a dramatic story of an insurgent labor union that by the end of the 1980s had established itself as a vital force in the modern labor movement.

“Fascinating . . . A must for anyone concerned with the organization of the working poor.”–Michael Harrington

“This inspiring book is an impressive contribution to the U.S. labor history¬† and should be read by everyone who cares about justice and decency for working people.”– Coretta Scott King

“Local 1199 is for American labor what 1776 is for American history: a bright and morning star. For those who want to understand how this source of light was created and the growth pangs it has experienced, this book is essential reading.”–Studs Terkel

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Weight 17 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 1 in


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