Out of This Furnace - Part 4, Chapter 16-18 Summary & Analysis

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Part 4, Chapter 16-18 Summary

The C.I.O. becomes active in organizing the steelworkers by taking over Amalgamated. They have specialists in the area and turn them all loose on the steel industry. They pass resolutions for the publicity value. They flood the City Office with protests and strai the structure of the E.R.P. Dobie likes being around their men and hearing their stories. He is also impressed by the different ethnicities of the men and the fact that they do not play the role of members of a particular ethnic group. They are not afraid to speak or to be overheard.

The company is cited for promoting a company union and Dobie is traveling to Pittsburgh several times a week to talk to investigators and lawyers from the Labor Board. He and Hagerty will be witnesses. When Dobie requests time off to go to...

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