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Revolt on Goose Island by Kari Lydersen

Revolt on Goose Island

Revolt on Goose Island by Kari Lydersen
Jun 30, 2009 | 176 Pages
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“I think they’re absolutely right . . . what’s happening to them is reflective of what’s happening across this economy.”   

President Barack Obama, on the workers at Republic Windows & Doors

Praise for Revolt on Goose Island

“Revolt . . . manages to tell the story of the six-day occupation, its historical precedents, and what it could mean for the future of the labor movement in full. For a book turned around in such a short time, it digs ably into the nuances of the closure, including the questions regarding the blame.”    
—Jonathan Messinger, TimeOut Chicago

“Brisk, compelling . . . Deftly interweaves her narrative with sketches of union and labor history.”
—Kate Schmidt, Chicago Reader

“A clear and emotionally compelling account of the Chicago factory takeover that captivated national attention . . . A gripping narrative.”

“There is much talk about ‘audacity’ these days, but true chutzpah is when the workers take over the factory and take on the bank. Kari Lydersen’s invaluable account of the Republic sit-down strike is an instruction manual for worker dignity.”
—Mike Davis, author of Buda’s Wagon and City of Quartz

“A riveting tale from beginning to end.”

“I’ve feared for some time that labor reporting would vanish. But this book restores my faith that there remain reporters with an eye and a heart and a thirst to tell important stories about workers in the best tradition of good labor writing.”
—Stephen Franklin, former labor writer at the Chicago Tribune

“Lydersen demonstrates that journalism still has the power to sway both hearts and minds.”     
—Brian Awehali, LiP Magazine

“Provides useful context and is a helpful tool to put the strike in a broader understanding of the current moment . . . Revolt on Goose Island is a highly useful primer on what some say could be the spark to revive a moribund labor movement that has been on its heels for nearly three decades.”
—Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, lecturer, Columbia College

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