Eric Mann has been active in the civil rights, antiwar, labor and environmental movement since the 1960s. When the GM plant where he worked in Van Nuys, California was threatened with closure, he helped to build a broad labor/community coaiition, Campaign to Keep GM Van Nuys Open. This campaign kept the plant open for another decade.
With several Black and Chicano leaders, Mann also founded the Labor/Community Strategy Center in Los Angeles and is the author of several books including Taking on General Motors. He is well known for his work with the Bus Riders Union.
It's Their Crisis -- But Our Jobs
Against the Current, No. 11, November-December 1987