Thursday, October 11, 2007
Kathy Stone (UCLA) writes:
A Life in Labor Law presents a remarkably readable and vibrant firsthand account of key events in labor relations in the second half of the twentieth century-from the War Labor Board, to the drafting of Japan's labor laws during the U.S. occupation, to the development of California's enforcement of international labor standards through the Internal Labour Organization. Aaron writes with insight, humor, and humility. He makes readers feel they are in the room beside him as he mediates the 1970 Los Angeles Teachers' Strike, debates ethical issues inside the National Academy of Arbitrators, or campaigns to get the United States to ratify the ILO's conventions on human rights. More than a simple memoir, this book, with its graceful style and harmonious blend of idealism and realism, illuminates the history of the twentieth-century labor policy in the United States.
I very much look forward to reading Ben's memoir. You can order a copy of the book here.
Hat Tip: Dennis Nolan