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- Len Shindel began working at Bethlehem Steel’s Sparrows Point Plant in 1973, where he was a union activist and elected representative in local unions of the United Steelworkers, frequently publishing newsletters about issues confronting his co-workers. His nonfiction and poetry have been published in the “Other Voices” section of the Baltimore Evening Sun, The Pearl, The Mill Hunk Herald, Pig Iron and other publications. After leaving Sparrows Point 11 years ago, Shindel, a White Marsh resident and grandfather of seven, began working as a communication specialist for an international union based in Washington, D.C. He enjoys frequent weekends in Garrett County, cross-country skiing, kayaking, hiking and fly-fishing.
Posts by Len Shindel:
On a recent visit to the Book Market in Oakland, my treasured stop....
(The United Steelworkers monument to workers killed on the job stood in front....
(Feature photo by David Crews) It’s getting old. I’m so over political commentators of....
Same guy, ponytail now gray, still strong, enduring as the word, scrappy. Larry the legend, busted ass, eight hours in....
It’s the only U.S. holiday dedicated solely to workers. And since there’s no....
Before Belfast, We were warned. Don’t wear green. Don’t wear orange. Don’t talk politics. One chilly night, in....
Even toward its center, the lake is growing shallow, farmland it had mercilessly flooded....
In the distance, behind a sign advertising 3,300 acres for lease, A steel mill....