Item description for The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor: The Life and Times of Tony Mazzocchi by Les Leopold...
Overview Looks at the life and career of the labor organizer and leader of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.9 lbs.
Release Date Nov 14, 2007
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN 1933392630 ISBN13 9781933392639
Availability 0 units.
More About Les Leopold
After attending Oberlin College and Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (MPA 1975), Les cofounded and currently directs two non-profit educational organizations: The Labor Institute (1976) and the Public Health Institute (1986). He designs research and educational programs on occupational safety and health, the environment and economics. He is now helping to form an alliance between the United Steel Workers Union and the Sierra Club. He is the author of The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor (2007), and The Looting of America (2009).
Reviews - What do customers think about The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor: The Life and Times of Tony Mazzocchi?
Labor leaders, take note... May 9, 2008
This book successfully captures the unique nature of the man, Tony Mazzocchi, a tireless crusader, organizer with a mission. Leopold should be applauded for writing in such an engaging manner, and for successfully portraying a man with such vision that some have likened him to Thomas Jefferson in regards to his impact on the shape of the country today. His short-sighted contemporaries in labor should take note.
Rave for The Man Who Hated Work & Loved Labor Apr 17, 2008
The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor, The Life and Times of Tony Mazzocchi manages to combine, in extremely readable text and organization, a history of the labor movement -- and related social and political conditions -- for much of the 20th century and into the 21st. With a sense of humor, Leopold conveys Mazzocchi's own charisma and inspiration.
An inspirational story for our times Feb 17, 2008
A lively and engaging portrait of a labor organizer and activist, "The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor" is an inspirational story and object lesson of how much effect one committed person can have in bringing together coalitions for progressive change. From his fight to regulate health and safety issues to linking labor to environmental concerns and civil rights, Tony Mazzocchi was a tireless crusader for those struggling against corporate greed and corruption. This is a truly fascinating historical account of one of labor's foremost champions.
A great book about a truly inspirational man Jan 28, 2008
Well written and inspirational. Tony Mazzocchi recognized the natural alliance between the labor and environmental movements, and that the labor movement will only be successful when it takes an expansive role in society. He rejected the short-sighted and narrow views of many of his contemporaries.
Andrew Lewinter Labor Lawyer, Eugene, Oregon
Survey of an early safety advocate. Jan 6, 2008
Blend insights into a CIA-connected labor union, an assassination attempt, and espionage and you have the story of one Tony Mazzocchi, a labor leader whose struggles to reveal toxic exposure of thousands of workers led to a fight that resulted in passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Any college-level holding strong in labor relations history or health issues in the workplace needs this survey of an early safety advocate.