[Excerpt] Because the public doesn't understand, they don't support us — or worse — they support the company that is trying to destroy us. On the other hand, if they really did understand how our fight was their fight, they will enthusiastically support us and demand that other leaders support our initiatives. This is real beginning of the process that finally gives the labor movement political strength in city councils, state legislatures, and, finally, onthe federal level. Social Cost Studies are one way to effectively show these kind of connections and interconnections. Midwest Center for Labor Research (MCLR) has been a pioneer in developing this kind of research.
"What Plant Closings Cost a Community: The Hard Data,"
Labor Research Review:
22, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/lrr/vol1/iss22/3