book discussion: "Staley: The Fight For A New Labor Movement," Wed, 1/27
- Oak Parkers Steven Ashby and C.J. Hawking will discuss their book "Staley: The Fight for a New American Labor Movement" on Wednesday, January 27 at 7 p.m. in the Veterans Room of the Oak Park Public Library.
Their book chronicles the mid-1990's labor struggle which took place at the A.E. Staley plant in Decater, Ilinois in which the Allied Industrial Workers, Local 837 responded to union busting company tactics with education and mobilization of its union members, organizing support within the Decater community especially within the religious and African-American communities, building a national solidarity movement, and even in engaging in non-violent civil disobedience.