Out of This Furnace - Part 4, Chapter 11-15 Summary & Analysis

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Part 4, Chapter 11-15 Summary

All of the steel towns experience a drop in union membership. Dobie haas been put on two and three day weeks and has not told Julie, but he cannot keep it from her much longer. Dobie is still involved in trying to organize and gain recognition for the steelworkers. When they plan a new campaign, Tighe has their charters revoked and asks for police protection of the Amalgamated headquarters. They appeal to the A.F.L. Executive Council but are not supported.

Dobie is discussing the situation with some of his co-workers. "Sure, and look what happened to him. And Moore in Weirton. Fired as soon as the NRA was killed. And compared to us they're big shots, at least people have heard about them. The point is, we can't afford to wait. There's nothing to hold the company back now from doing...

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