Review of the Book ‘We Can’t Eat Prestige: The Women Who Organized Harvard’

TitleReview of the Book ‘We Can’t Eat Prestige: The Women Who Organized Harvard’
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsHurd, Richard
JournalIndustrial and Labor Relations Review
Volume51
Issue4
Pagination708 - 710
Keywordsclerical workers, Harvard, labor movement, office workers, organizing, union
Abstract

[Excerpt] In 1988 the fifteen-year campaign to organize office and laboratory workers at Harvard University ended with an NLRB election win. We Can't Eat Prestige is the most comprehensive examination to date of this compelling story, offering new detail and sufficiently bold assertions to re-ignite a smoldering debate about what this victory means for the future of unions. The author is a highly regarded journalist with thirty years of experience reporting on labor issues. Predictably, the book is extraordinarily well written, weaving a fascinating story of the union's evolution.

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