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The Resource Sticking to the union : an oral history of the life and times of Julia Ruuttila, Sandy Polishuk ; Foreword by Amy Kesselman, (electronic book)

Sticking to the union : an oral history of the life and times of Julia Ruuttila, Sandy Polishuk ; Foreword by Amy Kesselman, (electronic book)

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Sticking to the union : an oral history of the life and times of Julia Ruuttila
Title
Sticking to the union
Title remainder
an oral history of the life and times of Julia Ruuttila
Statement of responsibility
Sandy Polishuk ; Foreword by Amy Kesselman
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eng
Summary
Although married four times, Julia Ruuttila claimed that the love of her life was not a man but a union. From her Industrial Workers of the World origins to the CIO, the International Woodworkers of America, and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, she stuck to unions throughout her long and vibrant life. A well known labor activist and journalist in the Pacific Northwest, Ruuttila chose the picket sign and the typewriter as her chief weapons. She possessed a tireless passion for workers and their struggles, whether founding a committee to free the last Wobbly prisoner from the Centralia Tragedy, leading the Ladies' Auxiliary of the IWA during an eight-and-a-half month lockout, or coming before the House Un-American Activities Committee. At the same time, her everyday hardships were not unlike many other working class women of her era: abusive husbands, illegal abortions, poverty, and single motherhood. In the premier title of Palgrave Macmillan's new oral history series, Ruuttila's remarkable story unfolds in her own words, with author Sandy Polishuk skillfully placing the narrative in its historical context and pointing out where other sources conflict with Ruuttila's account. Sticking to the Union provides a much needed woman's perspective on American labor history of the twentieth century
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individual biography
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UK-WkNB
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1940-
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Polishuk, Sandy
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Kesselman, Amy
Series statement
Palgrave studies in oral history
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  • Ruuttila, Julia
  • Women labor leaders
  • Women labor union members
  • Women in journalism
  • Women novelists, American
  • Women radicals
  • Women social reformers
  • Labor unions
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Sticking to the union : an oral history of the life and times of Julia Ruuttila, Sandy Polishuk ; Foreword by Amy Kesselman, (electronic book)
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Publication
Note
Originally published in: 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-263) and index
Contents
That's where I heard about sabotage -- The valiant never taste of death but once -- I shed my youth -- A baking powder in the masses -- I had a typewriter -- Free Ray Becker -- You can't tell about people -- They were paranoid in those days -- My bad reputation caught up with me -- White trade only -- It's work that interests me -- You find friends in improbable places -- I mean to be your friend -- The lives of working people are full of desperation -- You sure met some wonderful people -- I shall not come this way again -- I look around -- Vietnam -- Too old to get beat up -- The trials of parenthood -- Do not look backward when you latch the gate
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9781403973559
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1 online resource (xix, 273 p.)
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electronic
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Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
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9781403973559
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ill.
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unspecified
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PDF.
Label
Sticking to the union : an oral history of the life and times of Julia Ruuttila, Sandy Polishuk ; Foreword by Amy Kesselman, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Originally published in: 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-263) and index
Contents
That's where I heard about sabotage -- The valiant never taste of death but once -- I shed my youth -- A baking powder in the masses -- I had a typewriter -- Free Ray Becker -- You can't tell about people -- They were paranoid in those days -- My bad reputation caught up with me -- White trade only -- It's work that interests me -- You find friends in improbable places -- I mean to be your friend -- The lives of working people are full of desperation -- You sure met some wonderful people -- I shall not come this way again -- I look around -- Vietnam -- Too old to get beat up -- The trials of parenthood -- Do not look backward when you latch the gate
Control code
9781403973559
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 273 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781403973559
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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