January 29, 2009

One For the Good Guys

Workers won big in December at Smithfield hog plant, the largest in the world--and right in the belly of the right-to-work beast.
Here's my story on the 16-year fight, and looking to the contract battle ahead. From the February 2009 issue of In These Times, online today.

For background on how the union won, see Jane Slaughter's coverage in Labor Notes.