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Which Side Are You On

Which Side Are You On

Author: Thomas Geoghegan

Year Published: 1991

Description: In Which Side Are You On?:  Trying To Be for Labor When It's Flat on Its Back, Chicago-based labor lawyer Thomas Geoghegan chronicles his experiences representing unions and provides a history of the modern labor movement, especially its state in the 1980s.  While he argues for labor's continued relevance, he also acknowledges the paradox between its egalitarian ideals and often autocratic and bureaucratic realities.  In the context of this contradiction, he ponders his own allegiance and place in a decreasingly industrialized America.

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'Maybe there are paths open to an "upper one-fifth," namely: (1) love your country and build up its economy, or (2) throw in with the world economy and send your own people into Third World hell. This is the choice facing us.'

Which Side Are You On

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