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Philadelphia Bakery – Stephen Willard 1992

Not so much a bakery as a factory.  Walking through the rear entrance one is overtaken by a sense of confusion: a maze of crisscrossing conveyor belts, horns blaring, bells ringing, lights flashing and the incessant hum of hundreds of packing machines. This is the packaging department of Nabisco’s Philadelphia Bakery. In fact this is […]

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Iron Workers – Matt Groskie 1994

  Iron Workers Local 751. I have been a member of the International Association of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers Local 751 since 1977. Local Union 751 was chartered by the International Association in 1953 and given the State of Alaska as it’s geographical jurisdiction. Local Union 751 is a “mixed” local, covering all […]

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Hospital Workers Organizing Campaign – Robert Stankus 1997

Not a typical target for union organizing. Stamford, New York is not a place one would typically expect to find an active organizing target, known as a “hot shop”. The community itself is a tiny rural village nestled in the Catskill Mountains approximately 25 or 30 miles east of Oneonta. The hospital itself is situated […]

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Journeymen Electricians – John Brining – 1993

I have worn many hats: journeyman, foreman, instructor, and union official.  I began my career fresh out of the Air Force in 1970 as an Apprentice Wireman. After having completed 8,000 hours of on-the-job training and 400 hours of related classroom instruction, I graduated to journeyman status. Soon after receiving my journeyman “ticket” I had […]

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