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  •  I was raised in a union family (3+ / 0-)
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    Denise Oliver Velez, evergreen2, TomP

    my dad was the president of the local NALC union and my mom was active in the local CWA - it seemed like every summer one of them was walking in a picket line and taking me with them. But none of that made me aware of what it means to be working class until I took two History of Labor classes at SUNY Stony Brook by the best professor I ever had - Hugh G. Cleland. He was quite a character - he would come into each class wearing a vest covered with pro union buttons. He was an activist and was able to relate real life experiences to his classes. I believe that Professor Cleland has passed but I would highly recommend everyone take a History of Labor class.

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