New Book Shares the Troubles of a Hapless Union Local

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Author Lee D. Rorman features a unique plot that intertwines the lives of several eccentric characters.

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The Right-to-Work law was recently enacted in Michigan amid profanity-laced protests and violence caught on television. A book titled Labored Relations introduces readers to the environment of unions, where they will get an up-close and personal glimpse into how prejudice and hostility can lead individuals into a bad fall. Created by author Lee D. Rorman, this work features a bizarre and fascinating set of characters enmeshed within a unique and highly invigorating plot, featuring the growing conflict between union and non-union workers, who are also known as “scabs.”

In this book, readers will meet Travis Tee, a business agent for the United General Laborers International (UGLI) union. His fantasies and delusions of grandeur run counter to his actual abilities as a union leader. Then there comes Dewey Dumphrey, a dimwitted shop steward who eagerly tries to impress his mentor, Travis. With the bad-tempered shop steward Anita Kloo and the imaginative non-union employee, Toivo Jurva, an intricate series of happenings expose the persecution experienced by union workers. Nonetheless, it does not take long for them to strike back. Readers will be thrilled to find out how justice will be served.

Delightful and humor-filled, this tragicomedy illustrates the power struggles that take place in an actual labor union setting. Introducing readers to the field of human resources, this book is also an educational tool that allows readers to understand the employee mindset, along with its frailties and vulnerabilities. Entertaining and insightful, this work is a one-of-a-kind reading experience that is definitely hard to miss.

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About the Author
Lee D. Rorman recently retired as a labor relations coordinator. He resides in Fargo, ND with his wife and two cats. He has published short stories and poetry. Labored Relations is his first novel.

Labored Relations * by Lee D. Rorman
Publication Date: December 18, 2012
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 221 pages; 978-1-4797-5385-7
Trade Hardback; $22.99; 221 pages; 978-1-4797-5386-4
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-5387-1

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