Ruth Reid thinks her old life is dead. She's abandoned her crappy career, her unavailable boyfriend, and her hopeless idealism. But just as she's settling into her new life, which involves a bottle of scotch, her cat, and her Brooklyn couch, she learns that her former colleague, the famed Victoria Shales, has been murdered in the middle of a major union organizing campaign. Against her better judgment, Ruth agrees to take Victoria's place and rescue the campaign - if she can. With the election clock ticking loudly, Ruth scrambles to pull together a ragtag group of workers who can help her outgun the company and outrun a pair of deadly thugs who also want her to take Victoria's place - in the cemetery. 'Sex, murder, politics, whisky, and very bad girls with good attitudes. Organize or Die is a great read that gives you a glimpse of union organizing subculture and the people who make it their lives and livelihood.' -Ed Ott, former executive director of the NYC Central Labor Council, Distinguished Lecturer in labor studies at City University of NY McClure has written one for the 99 percent. Full of intrigue, suspense, and drama, Organize or Die exposes the joy - and, yes, the inherent risk - found in all hard-fought workplace organizing campaigns. The characters' commitment to workplace equity, as well as their good humor, are infectious. -Elear J. Bader, author, Targets of Hatred
Laura McClure is a writer and editor based in New York.