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Yardbird Blues

Yardbird Blues

Twenty-Five Years of a Wobbly in the Maritime Industry

Arthur Miller (Author)

$17.95 $13.46
  • Publisher: Black Cat Press
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: pb
  • Released: Sep 29, 2010
  • ISBN-13: 9780973782783


The book is about real workplace experiences and issues in the maritime industry such as workplace safety, general working conditions, environmentalism and how to begin to make earth-safe ships, the bosses, the unions, different types of ships, the great danger to workers and the environment of FOC ships and more. All from the viewpoint of a wobbly twenty-five years in the Maritime industry.

With an introduction by Carlos Cortez.

"The real purpose of my writing is not to get my views as an individual published, but rather to try to help encourage working people to speak for ourselves and to write about our direct workplace experiences. I believe strongly that this is a very important part in worker self-organization. Too often workers are talked down to as if we are just sheep to be led and that our only role is to be followers. I believe workers do understand our class situation and we understand industry and how to change it better than any would be leaders and that real workers' self-organization, that we control, is the only means to reach worker self-management. And to do that workers must speak for ourselves. Me, I am nothing more than a rebel Wobbly shipyard worker."— Arthur J. Miller

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