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Don't sleep with Stevens! : the J.P. Stevens campaign and the struggle to organize the South, 1963-80

Author: Timothy J Minchin
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2005.
Series: New perspectives on the history of the South.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In "Don't Sleep With Stevens!" Timothy Minchin explores a major union campaign to organize J.P. Stevens, and giant textile firm that employed over 40,000 southern workers. Between 1963 and 1980, textile unions targeted Stevens because they reasoned that if they could organize such a large employer, it would open up the South to organized labor. Stevens, however, vehemently resisted the organizing drive, repeatedly
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy J Minchin
ISBN: 0813028108 9780813028101
OCLC Number: 57452647
Description: xvi, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Selecting a target --
Persistent unremedied violations --
Changing gears, 1966-1969 --
Saving the campaign, 1970-1974 --
Planning a boycott --
Stirring the nation's conscience --
Corporate campaigns and boycotts --
The backlash --
The new Stevens strategy --
"We need more white involvement" --
Settlement.
Series Title: New perspectives on the history of the South.
Responsibility: Timothy J. Minchin ; foreword by John David Smith.
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