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[Excerpt] In 1988 the fifteen-year campaign to organize office and laboratory workers at Harvard University ended with an NLRB election win. We Can't Eat Prestige is the most comprehensive examination to date of this compelling story, offering new detail and sufficiently bold assertions to re-ignite a smoldering debate about what this victory means for the future of unions. The author is a highly regarded journalist with thirty years of experience reporting on labor issues. Predictably, the book is extraordinarily well written, weaving a fascinating story of the union's evolution.


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Hurd, R. W. (1998). [Review of the book We can’t eat prestige: The women who organized Harvard] [Electronic version]. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 51(4), 708-710.

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Reprinted with permission of Cornell University.