Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Demise of Labor: The Brian Ahakuelo StoryThe Demise of Labor: The Brian Ahakuelo Story by Ahakuelo Brian
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

We all know someone who got a raw deal in their careers; who, after dedicating years, even decades, to a company or organization, found themselves cast aside or even thrown under the bus. This book is the story of how Brian Ahakuelo was ousted and maligned by the union he had served so passionately for thirty-five years. It also describes the decline of Organized Labor from a once-fierce advocate of the American worker to a bloated, largely irrelevant political machine.

What impressed me most about Ahakuelo’s book is that it goes far beyond his personal story. He touches on the importance of having faith in family, in God and in oneself. We all have a purpose, and we all have the right and the responsibility to find that purpose and live it every day. A disreputable company/organization can take away our livelihood and even our good name, but it cannot stop us from making a contribution to the world. This is Ahakuelo’s primary message, and it’s what makes The Demise of Labor a must-read for anyone who has been unjustly treated or is simply trying to find his/her own path.

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