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by Fred Halstead

Category: Politics and Government
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Author: Fred Halstead
ISBN: 0873484894
ISBN13: 978-0873484893
Language: English
Publisher: Pathfinder Press (NY) (January 1, 1986)
Pages: 44
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The hard-fought strike against Hormel opened a round of battles by packinghouse workers that together with .

The hard-fought strike against Hormel opened a round of battles by packinghouse workers that together with strikes by paper workers. Fred Halstad is a nationally known writer who fits the 1985-1986 Hormel Strike in Austin, Minnesota into the international labor movement during the time of serious labor repression during the Reagan Administration.

Fred W. Halstead (April 21, 1927 – June 2, 1988) was the Socialist Workers Party's candidate for President of the United States in. .The 1985-86 Hormel Meat-Packers Strike in Austin, Minnesota (1987). Halstead (April 21, 1927 – June 2, 1988) was the Socialist Workers Party's candidate for President of the United States in 1968. His running mate was Paul Boutelle. Halstead played a significant role in the movement against the Vietnam War, outlined in his book Out Now!. He also was a staff writer on The Militant, the publication of the Socialist Workers Party Bibliography.

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already mangled paychecks," Fred Halstead wrote in "The 1985-86 Hormel Meat-Packers Strike in Austin, Minnesota. In January 1986, Hormel reopened the plant with the threat of hiring replacements, and new protests broke out on the picket line

In some cases this amounted to thousands of dollars, in others many hundred. he company deducted this, chunk by chunk, from the already mangled paychecks," Fred Halstead wrote in "The 1985-86 Hormel Meat-Packers Strike in Austin, Minnesota. More than 90 percent of P-9 members voted to strike Aug. 7, 1985, though their international union bosses urged them to accept concessions. In January 1986, Hormel reopened the plant with the threat of hiring replacements, and new protests broke out on the picket line. Gov. Rudy Perpich sent in the National Guard - a move that outraged strikers who had vowed to adhere to nonviolent means.

The 1985-86 Hormel Meat-Packers Strike in Austin, Minnesota (1987).

Some feel for this can be found in his book on the movement, Out Now! He also was a staff writer of The Militant, the publication of the Socialist Workers Party, the main Trotskyist group in the United States YouTube Encyclopedic. Party political offices.

All Authors, Contributors: Fred Halstead. A. Hormel and Company Strike, Austin, Minn. Find more information about: Fred Halstead. ISBN: 087348873484893. org/viaf/132632836 ; United Packinghouse, Food, and Allied Workers. Halstead (April 21, 1927–June 2, 1988) was a candidate for . Halstead (April 21, 1927–June 2, 1988) was a candidate for President of the United States of the Socialist Workers Party in 1968.

The 1985-86 Hormel Meat-Packers Strike in Austin, Minnesota. The hard-fought strike against Hormel opened a round of battles by packinghouse workers that-together with strikes by paper workers, cannery workers, and western coal miners-marked a break in the rout of the . unions that began with the 198182 recession. Photos, map, chronology, notes.

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Not to be confused with Fred Halsted. Halstead played a significant role in the movement against the Vietnam War, outlined in his book Out Now! The 1985-86 Hormel Meat-Packers Strike in Austin, Minnesota (1987).

The hard-fought strike against Hormel opened a round of battles by packinghouse workers that together with strikes by paper workers, cannery workers, and western coal miners marked a break in the rout of the U.S. unions that began with the 1981-82 recession.

Photos, map, chronology, notes.

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net rider
Having been born at St. Joseph's Hospital in Austin, Minnesota and having lived in Mower County for all of my early life, I found this book intensely interesting. Fred Halstad is a nationally known writer who fits the 1985-1986 Hormel Strike in Austin, Minnesota into the international labor movement during the time of serious labor repression during the Reagan Administration.
Fonceiah
I had the privilege to attend a strike rally in Austin, Minnesota, the scene of this remarkable pamphlet. The president of the striking local, Jim Guyette, and the head of the spouses auxiliary (the Family Support Group, anyone who had a relative on strike could join, as well as supporters of the strike with no relative on strike), Jan Butts, had just come back from the Labor Party conference in Blackpool, England. Guyette said what he learned at that conference " is that the struggle of workers, whether in South Africa, El Salvador, Nicaragua, or Austin, Minnesota, is indivisible." At the time, those fighting for freedom in South Africa and El Salvador were called terrorists and communists by the U.S. government, and as for the " communist" Sandinista government in Nicaragua Ronald Reagan and his Democratic Party allies were trying to overthrow it. Yet here was a guy straight from the kill floor talking about the struggle to overthrow apartheid, led by the "terrorist" Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress which he led, the war waged by guerillas (who were workers and farmers in arms) to topple the U.S.-backed dictatorship in El Salvador, the Nicaraguan workers and farmers defending their " Marxist" government--and a strike against the Hormel company as being the same fight, because he had met fighting workers from all those countries in England, who were there for the same reasons as he was: to give and get solidarity. I still remember Jan Butts speaking along the same lines, and her moving description of the strikers and their supporters-and the whole working class around the world-as one giant family. Much has changed in the meatpacking industry: the union is weaker, the wages are lower, it is now predominantly immigrant workers in the plants-yet once again packinghouse workers are at the cutting edge of labor resistance to the effects of the world depression we are entering into. And the cream of the crop is those fighting to get the union into their plants, Immigration and Naturalization Service raids be--whatever. What I learned from the Hormel strike-and from distributing this pamphlet in the plant where I worked at the time-is that the seeds of the new human being Che Guevara talked about are here in the U.S. working class. They come to fruit most often in strike action-where you find out you need solidarity to win, and to get solidarity you've got to give solidarity. As we enter into the future-as-present of wars and capitalist economic disaster, this pamphlet is and indispensable tool for fighters to learn about how the consciousness of millions in this country --as guide to action-- will be changed. Yes, right here in the belly of the Empire. Will be changed. Sooner than later.
Jark
I remember sitting at dinner with Hormel strikers in 1984 or 85, visiting, trying to gain solidarity not only for their strike, but for workers around the country. I remember what they told about what was happening in the meat packing industry in Minnesota, and why the workers in that union fought not just the company, but the union bureaucracy. What they faced then is more like too many workers, not just in the meat packing industry but especially there, face or know they will face soon. This book about the strike is not a sociological or journalistic analysis, but the analysis of a longtime working class leader, who was also one of the central leaders of the anti-Vietnam war movement. In this pamphlet we have the voices and struggle of the Hormel Strikers displayed so that workers of today, around the world, in and out of meat packing can learn from their successes and failures, and use this pamphlet as a weapon in their struggle.
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