Local union icon Lettie Oliver passed away earlier this year, but her fighting spirit lives on.
Congressman Andre Carson and others will gather at the Central Library tomorrow downtown to dedicate the Lettie Oliver Memorial Collection. From the Local 3395:
AFSCME Local 3395 representing I-MCPL library workers is proud to announce Representative Andre Carson will be dedicating the Lettie Oliver Memorial Collection at the August 19, 2010 board meeting 6:30 at Central Library's Clowes Auditorium. Please join us, Rep. Carson and Lettie's family in honoring our friend, mentor and beloved mom, and sister of Labor.
Books in the collection will include:
-For Jobs and Freedom: Race and Labor in America Since 1865 by Robert H. Zieger
-Restoring the Power of Unions: It Takes a Movement by Julius G. Getman
-Solidarity Stories: An Oral History of the ILWU by Harvey Schwartz
-There is Power in a Union: The Epic Story of Labor in America by Philip Dray
-Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Organization, and Strategy in the California Farm Worker Movement by Marshall Ganz
-A New New Deal: How Regional Activism Will Reshape the American Labor Movement by Amy B. Dean
-Live Wire: Women and Brotherhood in the Electrical Industry by Fran Moccio
-Labor Relations (Major Issues in American History) by Millie A. Beik