“The book offers genuine white-knuckled, page-turning action…”
In “Hog Wild,” how pork workers took on an anti-union behemoth
HRBooks review: Dive into labor practices with Smithfield Foods brought to light in book by HU professor
The quest to unionize American manufacturing has been an enduring campaign for the past century. Its stories have often been generalized, but Lynn Waltz in her book, “Hog Wild — The Battle for Workers’ Rights at the World’s Largest Slaughterhouse,” makes the workers’ story much more personal.
Her book offers compelling insight into the fate of the modern American labor movement and, crucially, evidence for why the United States is increasingly divided between rich and poor.
~ Wilson J. Warren, author, Tied to the Great Packing Machine: The Midwest and Meatpacking
Lynn Waltz weaves in-depth interviews of key actors and court records with contemporaneous newspaper reporting into a compelling saga of the fourteen-year campaign to unionize the world’s largest meatpacking plant. Hog Wild is a valuable addition to the literature on workers’ struggles for better wages and working conditions in the meatpacking industry.
~ Donald D. Stull, coauthor, Slaughterhouse Blues: The Meat and Poultry Industry in North America
The Progressive magazine, April 8, 2018.
Keeping Time, May 3, 2018
Foreword Reviews, May/June 2018
Goodreads, April 21, 2018