Trona Bloody Trona

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Re: Trona Bloody Trona

Postby twister » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:52 am

Everything I've heard from people I've talked to indicates that this book is not worth reading. It's overly negative and portrays job creators in a negative manner. It's not wise to bite the hand that feeds. Always be grateful for those who help keep the economy strong!
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Re: Trona Bloody Trona

Postby dzrtdwg » Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:41 am

twister: The so-called job creators are the ones who owe the workers a huge debt of gratitude, not the other way around. Without workers the so-called job creators would have no one to do all the work. The book does a good job of showing how your job creators use the legal system to cheat workers out of their fair share of revenue gained from their labor and don't you ever forget it!
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Re: Trona Bloody Trona

Postby CactusHugger » Wed May 27, 2015 8:17 am

The book is doing pretty well on Amazon. It's rated at 4.3 on a five point scale. Lots of great comments. It's great that the truth about how corporations squash unions has been so well documented.
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Re: Trona Bloody Trona

Postby dzrtdwg » Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:13 am

Finished the book. It took me a while longer than it should have, but I got distracted part way through and didn't read it for a while before getting back to it and finishing it. It's one of the better books that I've read. It was both informative and enjoyable. I have more respect than ever for labor unions after reading this book!
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Re: Trona Bloody Trona

Postby recluse » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:31 am

It took me a few weeks to find the time to make it all the way through this book, but make it I did and I must say it was a good read. I learned quite a bit about labor struggles in Searles Valley and a bit about the character of the town. I definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in the history of Trona.
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