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Author’s Response

Author’s Response Figure 1. Laborers’ union member Virginia Powell working on a commercial construction site in downtown Washington, DC, in 1980. Photograph by Martha Tabor, © University of Maryland (courtesy of Martha Tabor Collection, University of Maryland Libraries) Downloaded from https://read.dukeupress.edu/labor/article-pdf/15/3/101/540794/0150101.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 22 August 2019 Author’s Response Lane Windham I am grateful to Anne Ladky, Dan Graff, Katherine Turk, and Alex Lichtenstein for their carefully considered and provocative analyses of Knocking on Labor’s Door: Union Organizing in the s and the Roots of a New Economic Divide. In writing the book, I aimed to open up a fresh discussion of the workers’ movement in the pivotal s and also to offer new approaches for understanding working people’s struggles today. These accomplished scholars and activists clearly have embraced both under- takings. I would like to also thank the Newberry Library for hosting this forum and the journal Labor for allowing us to further our dialogue here. Ladky’s contribution deserves a special note. Her rsthand account of her activism with Chicago’s Women Employed (WE) over a period of forty years is a stand- alone treasure that gives new insight into the motivations and strategies that propelled one of the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Labor Duke University Press

Author’s Response

Labor , Volume 15 (3) – Sep 1, 2018

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Copyright
Copyright © 2018 Labor and Working-Class History Association
ISSN
1547-6715
eISSN
1558-1454
DOI
10.1215/15476715-6910311
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Figure 1. Laborers’ union member Virginia Powell working on a commercial construction site in downtown Washington, DC, in 1980. Photograph by Martha Tabor, © University of Maryland (courtesy of Martha Tabor Collection, University of Maryland Libraries) Downloaded from https://read.dukeupress.edu/labor/article-pdf/15/3/101/540794/0150101.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 22 August 2019 Author’s Response Lane Windham I am grateful to Anne Ladky, Dan Graff, Katherine Turk, and Alex Lichtenstein for their carefully considered and provocative analyses of Knocking on Labor’s Door: Union Organizing in the s and the Roots of a New Economic Divide. In writing the book, I aimed to open up a fresh discussion of the workers’ movement in the pivotal s and also to offer new approaches for understanding working people’s struggles today. These accomplished scholars and activists clearly have embraced both under- takings. I would like to also thank the Newberry Library for hosting this forum and the journal Labor for allowing us to further our dialogue here. Ladky’s contribution deserves a special note. Her rsthand account of her activism with Chicago’s Women Employed (WE) over a period of forty years is a stand- alone treasure that gives new insight into the motivations and strategies that propelled one of the

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