Cover for GILPIN: On Strike for Respect: The Clerical and Technical Workers' Strike at Yale University, 1984-85

On Strike for Respect

The Clerical and Technical Workers' Strike at Yale University, 1984-85

It is we who push the papers, put the paychecks in the mail;
It is we who type the letters, mind the office without fail.
And until we get a contract, it is we who'll shut down Yale, For the union makes us strong.

(To the tune of "John Brown's Body")

"Must reading for anyone who wants to learn what a revitalized labor movement would look like." -- Labor Notes

"A textbook on solidarity unionism." -- Staughton Lynd

"One of the very best books on labor in the 1970s and 80s." -- Dana Frank, University of California at Santa Cruz

"There are very few case studies in recent labor history as readable and provocative as this one." -- Karen Sawislak, Stanford University

On Strike for Respect is a lively account of the 1984-85 strike by clerical and technical workers at Yale University. Members of Local 34, with a strong female majority, mobilized themselves and the public, breathing new life into the labor movement as they fought for and won substantial gains. A short update on current conditions concludes this volume.

To order online:

To order by phone:
(800) 621-2736 (USA/Canada)
(773) 702-7000 (International)

Related Titles

previous book next book
Perspectives on Work

Edited by Susan C. Cass

Indigenous Women and Work

From Labor to Activism

Edited by Carol Williams

Women, Work, and Worship in Lincoln's Country

The Dumville Family Letters

Edited by Anne M. Heinz and John P. Heinz

Manhood on the Line

Working-Class Masculinities in the American Heartland

Stephen Meyer

Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Age

Edited by Nilda Flores-González, Anna Romina Guevarra, Maura Toro-Morn, and Grace Chang

Reverend Addie Wyatt

Faith and the Fight for Labor, Gender, and Racial Equality

Marcia Walker-McWilliams

Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners

Black Women in New York City's Underground Economy

LaShawn Harris

Women Have Always Worked

A Concise History

Alice Kessler-Harris

Child Care in Black and White

Working Parents and the History of Orphanages

Jessie B. Ramey