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Wednesday, July 12, 2006


People On The Beach -- New Book Features Author's Observation of Beachgoers and Personal Experiences

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., July 6, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Nothing can be more relaxing and refreshing than spending a great deal of time at the beach. It is the one place where people can feel the aura of nature, the vibrant rays of the sun and the cool feel of sea water all at the same time. For author Robert S. Marton, the beach is also the definitive place of gathering and with the release of his new book People On The Beach, he shares with readers his personal observations on beachgoers and his wealth of unique experiences.

In People On The Beach, the author presents to readers his own reflections of past experiences and presents his beach observations in a manner that reveals very private feelings, and then takes it to a new level by assuring the reader of the love around them, even in the smallest of things. The book covers all types of behavior found at the beach involving swimmers, shell collectors, contemplators, couples in love, families and the elderly. Furthermore, readers will enjoy a quiet and contemplative reading experience and even feel as if they were on the beach.


Workers Fight for Their Jobs and Lifestyles

AUSTIN, Texas, July 6, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Strikes are the industrial relations equivalent of warfare. They occur when negotiations between unions and employers fail. Sometimes they are provoked by the arrogance of labor organizations, and sometimes by the strategies of companies that wish to rid themselves of militant unions. When companies seek to rid themselves of unions, strikes are likely to be long, bitter, and destructive of communities, families, and friendships. In his dramatic novel STRIKE Julius Getman tells the story of strike by paper workers fighting to maintain their community and traditional lifestyle.

The strike is provoked by negotiators for Consolidated Paper Company, following the instructions of their new CEO, George Watts. In an effort to destroy the union, Watts demands major concessions and refuses to make reasonable compromises. When the workers predictably go on strike the company hires strikebreakers to permanently take their jobs. The union puts up a much stronger battle than the company expects. It wins the support of a once hostile press, student groups, churches and civil rights activists. It undertakes a campaign of civil disobedience that puts Watts on the defensive even at the Harvard Club. Watts, reluctantly, orders Tom Gilligan (the company's long director of labor relations) to negotiate a settlement with the union.

Read the whole article at PrimeZone


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