Cannery Women, Cannery Lives: Mexican Women, Unionization, and the California Food Processing Industry, 1930-1950

by Vicki L. Ruiz | History |
ISBN: 0826309887 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingkayotewing of Champaign, Illinois USA on 7/28/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingkayotewing from Champaign, Illinois USA on Saturday, July 28, 2018
I read this in college and it had a large impact on me in how I think about unions--both good and bad. It illustrates a part of history and the way the worker's improved their lives while still letting the company make profits. The difference between unions interested in the worker and those interested in the union itself was illustrated--something I saw when I was in Peoria and the UAW seemed more worried about the union's bank accounts than the worker's. I don't know how to deal with companies that are so much larger without having the unions become an entity rather than a tool of the worker, but I hope we figure it out.

After moving I decided I had way too many books and am letting some of those I've been holding onto go. This is a book worth reading--and you don't need a class to enjoy it! (The class barely used it, but I am glad it assigned it so I discovered and read it! It assigned a lot of non-textbook reading that were pretty good).

Journal Entry 2 by wingkayotewing at Urbana, Illinois USA on Sunday, July 29, 2018
My neighbors were having a garage sale, so I put out a "free" box and put this in. It was gone when I brought the box in.


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