There is Power in a Union: a book by Phillip Dray

Anyone who was having trouble choosing sides in this year’s showdown between Wisconsin teachers and those who wanted to take away their rights to collectively bargain should be forced to read this. Dray’s book compellingly illuminates the story of the American labor movement, warts and all, and reminds readers both what first necessitated unions and why we still need them today, even though it may be too late.