Staughton Lynd on employment law

by wechslerh66

[E]mployment law appeared to offer the possibility that without disguising our class origins or our years of higher education, we could present ourselves as persons with professional training whom workers might find helpful. This is just what occurred. It was as if the unspoken question always hovered in the air, “Who is that guy?” (meaning myself), and the answer, spoken or unspoken, was, “He’s our lawyer.” That said, everyone could relax and we could get down to business.
–Staughton Lynd, in Wobblies & Zapatistas (PM Press, 2008)