Steven K. Ashby is an associate clinical professor in the Chicago Labor Education Program in the School of Labor and Employment Relations, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. C. J. Hawking is a United Methodist pastor and the executive director of the faith-based workers’ rights group Arise Chicago. Both were Staley workers’ solidarity organizers.
A bitter labor conflict ultimately failed in Decatur, Ill., during the mid-'90s. But a new book argues that tactics developed there by locked-out workers strengthen today's labor movement.