Mollie s JobMollie s Job

A Story of Life and Work on the Global Assembly Line William M. Adler. breaking” of Local 945 on behalf of Duralite. Although it could not be determined whether any Teamsters locals formally replied to the IUE's request, ...

Author: William M. Adler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743219129


Page: 368

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Following the flight of one woman's factory job from the United States to Mexico, this compelling work offers a provocative and fresh perspective on the global economy -- at a time when downsizing is unraveling the American Dream for many working families. Mollie's Job is an absorbing and affecting narrative history that traces the postwar migration of one factory job as it passes from the cradle of American industry, Paterson, New Jersey, to rural Mississippi during the turmoil of the civil rights movement to the burgeoning border city of Matamoros, Mexico. This fascinating account follows the intersecting lives and fates of three women -- Mollie James in Paterson, Dorothy Carter in Mississippi, and Balbina Duque in Matamoros, all of whom work the same job as it winds its way south. Mollie's Job is the story of North American labor and capital during the latter half of the twentieth century and the dawn of the twenty-first. The story of these women, their company, and their communities provides an ideal prism through which William Adler explores the larger issues at the heart of the book: the decline of unions and the middle class, the growing gap between rich and poor, public policy that rewards companies for transferring U.S. jobs abroad, the ways in which "free trade" undermines stable businesses and communities, and how the global economy exploits workers on both sides of the border. At once a social and industrial history; a moving, personal narrative; and a powerful indictment of free trade at any cost, Mollie's Job puts a human face on the political and market forces shaping the world at the dawn of the new millennium and skillfully frames the current debate raging over future trade agreements. By combining a deft historian's touch with first-rate reporting, Mollie's Job is an unprecedented and revealing look at the flesh-and-blood consequences of globalization.


I'd job first and then talk to Peter about taking the room . Peter and Anne made tea and toast in the morning and left for work . Anne told me to get into their bed and enjoy a morning's rest while I still could .

Author: Mary Keenan

Publisher: GeneralStore PublishingHouse

ISBN: 1894263278


Page: 272

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Making Sense of the Molly MaguiresMaking Sense of the Molly Maguires

This first mention of the Molly Maguires in a Pinkerton report coincided with a meeting in Philadelphia between Allan ... and Pinkerton set to work.81 While it is difficult to imagine anybody actually talking like this outside a black ...

Author: Kevin Kenny

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199880386


Page: 368

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Twenty Irish immigrants, suspected of belonging to a secret terrorist organization called the Molly Maguires, were executed in Pennsylvania in the 1870s for the murder of sixteen men. Ever since, there has been enormous disagreement over who the Molly Maguires were, what they did, and why they did it, as virtually everything we now know about the Molly Maguires is based on hostile descriptions of their contemporaries. Arguing that such sources are inadequate to serve as the basis for a factual narrative, Making Sense of the Molly Maguires examines the ideology behind the contemporary evidence to explain how and why a particular meaning came to be associated with the Molly Maguires in Ireland and Pennsylvania. At the same time, this book examines new archival evidence from Ireland that establishes that the American Molly Maguires were a rare transatlantic strand of the violent protest endemic in the Irish countryside. Combining social and cultural history, Making Sense of the Molly Maguires offers a new explanation of who the Molly Maguires were, as well as why people wrote and believed such curious things about them. In the process, it vividly retells one of the classic stories of American labor and immigration.

Three Plays by Squint How They Were MadeThree Plays by Squint How They Were Made

Molly smiles. (Shouting off.) Is this a joke, Sinead? This is a joke, right? Hidden camera show or something? Molly It's not a joke. Liam What are you doing here on your own then? Molly The job, I told you. Liam But you're nine.

Author: Squint Theatre

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350289970


Page: 259

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Are you a theatre-maker looking for devising tools? A writer wanting to improve your dialogue? A director trying to create a story through improvisation? Three Plays by Squint & How They Were Made brings three of the company's plays together with the methods used to create them, in a practical, user-friendly toolkit. Three of Squint's plays - created by Lee Anderson, Adam Foster and Andrew Whyment - are published here for the first time. At the heart of each, a character is struggling to process their personal trauma under the intense glare of the public eye. Long Story Short (2014) dissects journalism in the digital age, Molly (2015) takes a reality television-style journey into the mind of a sociopath, and The Incredible True Story of the Johnstown Flood (2021) embarks on a transatlantic exploration of class, exploitation and appropriation. Developed over ten years through Squint's education programme, the exercises in this book distil the company's collaborative practice into over 25 tools for writing and devising. The Squint Toolkit covers the entire theatre-making process, from carrying out research and improvising story to writing subtext, devising from music and making cuts.

Molly BitMolly Bit

“The job.” Did all men with guns speak like they were in a David Mamet play? “I get it,” Diane said. “The ocean is vast. Never trust a dame.” “I'm sorry?” “Nothing,” she said. “It was just a question. I'm sorry I asked.

Author: Dan Bevacqua

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781982104580


Page: 320

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A haunting and provocative debut novel about the stratospheric rise of an enigmatic Hollywood star and her legacy, from Columbia MFA graduate Dan Bevacqua. A tragic death was not part of the script. Molly Bit is a great actress. From her first acting classes to her big break, she is different from the others struggling to make it. But fame is perilous. She uses—and is used by—the Hollywood system. Her collaborator is an addict. The producer who promises her stardom is ruthless and unhinged by grief. Fans, friends, strangers—they want and want. And one dangerously obsessed fan wants to take away everything. Funny, touching, and heartrending, Molly Bit explores the high stakes of our culture’s complicated fascination with celebrities and our complicity in their rise and fall. Molly Bit is an ode to the strange magic of moviemaking and a haunting reflection on fame, obsession, and art’s power to redeem loss. It announces a dazzling new voice in contemporary fiction.

Stirring It Up with Molly IvinsStirring It Up with Molly Ivins

MOLLY, HERSELF A CHARACTER IN NO SMALL MEASURE, was always surrounded by interesting and unusual people. One candidate for both categories is Waco's Linda Jann Lewis, who first met Molly in the summer of 1973. Linda had a part-time job ...

Author: Ellen Sweets

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292722651


Page: 289

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You probably knew Molly Ivins as an unabashed civil libertarian who used her rapier wit and good ole Texas horse sense to excoriate political figures she deemed unworthy of our trust and respect. But did you also know that Molly was one helluva cook? And we're not just talking chili and chicken-fried steak, either. Molly Ivins honed her culinary skills on visits to France—often returning with perfected techniques for saumon en papillote or delectable clafouti aux cerises. Friends who had the privilege of sharing Molly's table got not only a heaping helping of her insights into the political shenanigans of the day, but also a mouth-watering meal, prepared from scratch with the finest ingredients and assembled with the same meticulous attention to detail that Molly devoted to skewering a political recalcitrant. In Stirring It Up with Molly Ivins, her longtime friend, fellow reporter, and frequent sous-chef Ellen Sweets takes us into the kitchen with Molly and introduces us to the private woman behind the public figure. She serves up her own and others' favorite stories about Ivins as she recalls the fabulous meals they shared, complete with recipes for thirty-five of Molly's signature dishes. These stories reveal a woman who was even more fascinating and complex than the "professional Texan" she enjoyed playing in public. Friends who ate with Molly knew a cultured woman who was a fluent French speaker, voracious reader, rugged outdoors aficionado, music lover, loyal and loving friend, and surrogate mom to many of her friends' children, as well as to her super-spoiled poodle. They also came to revere the courageous woman who refused to let cancer stop her from doing what she wanted, when she wanted. This is the Molly you'll be delighted to meet in Stirring It Up with Molly Ivins.

Molly the Pet Detective DogMolly the Pet Detective Dog

While I'd tried not to think about Molly's capacity for work during her illness – her welfare as my pet had been my prime concern – as her recovery continued apace, a few worrying questions began to swirl around my head.

Author: Colin Butcher

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9781405945011


Page: 400

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AS SEEN ON BBC BREAKFAST & IN THE TIMES Discover the incredible true adventures of Molly the pet detective dog! 'Barking brilliant. Really heartwarming . . . the reunions with runaway pets will bring a lump to any throat' Daily Mail ________ Missing cat? Molly the pet detective is on the case. Molly the cocker spaniel spent the first years of her life unloved and unwanted. But her life changed forever when Colin, Head of the UK Pet Detectives, spotted her on a rescue page. With her big heart, intelligence and incredible sense of smell, Molly was a natural pet detective, assisting Colin as he travelled across the country reuniting beloved missing cats with their grateful owners. Molly has also tracked down stolen dogs, survived a deadly snake bite in the line of duty, and even unearthed hidden treasure - there's never a dull day in the life of a dog detective! This is the heart-warming true story of how with love and devotion - and a good nose - a little dog can make a big difference. 'The real life pet detective' Sunday Mirror Previously published as Molly & Me