Lynn Williams remains one of the most influential North American union leaders of the twentieth century. His two terms as president of the United Steelworkers of America, from 1983 until 1994, capped off a career in labour relations spanning nearly five decades. Among his many notable achievements were the new bargaining techniques he developed to face challenges from anti-union politicians such as Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. Williams also played a major role in the structural readjustment of the North American steel industry during its most turbulent period, the 1980s and 1990s.
In his memoirs, Williams vividly recounts his life in labour, with all its triumphs, challenges, hopes, and dreams. While telling his own story, Williams also traces the rise and transformation of the labour movement from the Second World War to today. Providing an insider's perspective on union developments and issues, One Day Longer is a profound reflection of Williams's impressive career.
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Lynn Williams is President Emeritus of the United Steelworkers.
‘Lynn Williams’s ability to bring about change is marvellous, and his determination inspirational. His great success as president of the United Steelworkers was a result of his drive, his sincerity, his intellect, and especially his ability to relate to people. It didn’t matter whether you were a captain of industry, a brand-new union member, or President of the United States: Lynn could relate to everyone and build support for their ideas.’ (Leo Gerard, International President, United Steelworkers)
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Book Description University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1442644125