Fighting for Total Person Unionism: Harold Gibbons, Ernest Calloway, and Working-Class Citizenship
Book Talk with Author Robert Bussel
Thursday, April 20, 2017
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
UC Berkeley Labor Center
2521 Channing Way
Join us for a book talk with author Robert Bussel, a professor of history and director of the Labor Education and Research Center at the University of Oregon, and author of Fighting for Total Person Unionism: Harold Gibbons, Ernest Calloway, and Working-Class Citizenship. The book chronicles the efforts of two labor leaders in the 1950s and 1960s as they work to transform Teamsters Local 688 in St. Louis into a union that built power to serve its members in the workplace and in their communities. These stories can be useful as people look for ways to deal with today’s challenges.
“The collaborative work of Calloway and Gibbons provides insight into labor at its post war best, and the path we must reclaim today. Total Person Unionism is a wonderful effort to reclaim that ground not only for historians but for all of us committed to economic justice and democracy today.” — Larry Cohen, former president, Communications Workers of America
Books will be available for purchase at the event or can be purchased online from University of Illinois Press.
This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by visiting the Eventbrite event page.