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Toxic work : women workers at GTE Lenkurt

Author: Steve Fox
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1991.
Series: Labor and social change.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1971, when General Telephone and Electric relocated its GTE Lenkurt plant to Albuquerque, New Mexico, city fathers were elated. GTE Lenkurt became the largest manufacturing employer in the state.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Fox
ISBN: 0877228167 9780877228165 0877228957 9780877228950
OCLC Number: 22275108
Description: xii, 178 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. The first plaintiff --
2. GTE's history in Albuquerque --
3. Health complaints and the deaths of friends --
4. Federal investigations, riots, and strikes --
5. Josephine Rohr builds a case against GTE --
6. Medical experts: interpreting facts --
7. Settlement: deals for verdicts --
8. Suing the chemical manufacturers:Dow, Du Pont, and Shell.
Series Title: Labor and social change.
Responsibility: Steve Fox.

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"[A]n expose of the nature of chemical exposures in electronics, and of the 'archaic, random...set of institutions...that many injured workers must rely on for support, ...impossible to put down." Read more...

 
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