“As a teenager, incensed by the half-wages paid to young workers on the Liverpool docks, Len McCluskey organised a successful strike among his fellow clerical workers to remedy the inequity. He was soon elected as shop steward, cancelling his place at teacher training college, and rose through the ranks to become one of the most influential labour leaders in recent times as general secretary of Unite. In this important autobiography, McCluskey describes himself as a class fighter, shaped by his time on the waterfront and his experiences of class and community solidarity in Liverpool.”

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