Empire of Timber: Labor Unions and the Pacific Northwest by Erik Loomis

By Erik Loomis

The battles to guard old forests and noticed owls within the Northwest splashed around the night information within the Nineteen Eighties and early Nineties. Empire of trees re-examines this heritage to illustrate that employees used their unions to struggle for a fit place of work atmosphere and sustainable logging practices that may let themselves and destiny generations the opportunity to either paintings and play within the forests. interpreting hard work organisations from the commercial staff of the realm within the 1910s to unions within the Nineteen Eighties, Empire of bushes indicates that traditional narratives of employees opposing environmental defense are a long way too simplistic and sometimes forget about the lengthy histories of traditional source employees trying to defend their healthiness and their futures from the influence of commercial logging. this present day, while employees worry that environmental regulations threaten their jobs, studying the heritage of alliances among unions and environmentalists can construct these conversations within the present.

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