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Author Walsh, James D. (James Donato), 1985- author.

Title Playing against the house : the dramatic world of an undercover union organizer / James D. Walsh.

Publication Info. New York : Scribner, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  331.8817 WAL    DUE 10-06-16 Billed
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    331.88 WAL    Available
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Non-Fiction    331.88 WAL    Available
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Description xv, 271 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary "In the tradition of Barbara Ehrenreich's classic Nickel and Dimed, a talented young journalist goes undercover as a casino labor-union organizer in this rare inside look at the ongoing struggle of hourly-wage service workers to survive in America. "Salting" is a simple concept--get hired at a non-union company, do the job you were hired to do, and, with the help of organizers on the outside, unionize your coworkers from the inside. James Walsh spent two years as a "salt" in two casinos in South Florida, working as a buffet server and a bartender. Neither his employers nor the union knew of Walsh's intentions to write about his experience. Now he reveals hard-won and little-known truths about how unions fight to organize service workers, the vigorous corporate opposition against them, and how workers get caught in the middle."--Dust jacket flap.
Subject Walsh, James D. (James Donato), 1985-
Casinos -- Florida -- Employees.
Gambling industry -- Florida -- Employees.
Gambling -- Employees -- Labor unions -- Organizing -- Florida.
Labor unions -- Organizing -- Florida.
ISBN 9781476778341 (hardback)
1476778345 (hardback)

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