Mollie’s Job: A Story of Life and Work on the Global Assembly Line

Written By: William M. Adler
Review By: Sue Weiler

Mollie's JobOne of the best books ever, explaining what happened to one company. I highly recommend the book to gain understanding of global capitalism.

This history of Universal Manufacturing Co., moving from Paterson, NJ to Mississippi to Mexico, is a history of “Free Trade,” as it affected one company and several individual workers. Mollie was the first woman to run a stamping machine, and become union steward in Paterson, and one of the last to lose her job. Her companygoes from local to global; and the book is excellent as it explains what happens, and how, at each stage.  Not only the workers, but management loses at each level.

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