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Len Shindel

Len Shindel


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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, Labor Notes and other publications. After leaving Sparrows Point in 2002, Shindel, a White Marsh resident and grandfather of seven, began working as a communication specialist for an international union based in Washington, D.C. The International Labor Communications Association frequently rewarded his writing. He retired in 2016. Today he spends most of his time in Garrett County, writing, cross-country skiing, kayaking, hiking, fly-fishing and fighting for a more peaceful, sustainable and safe world for his seven grandchildren.


Posts by Len Shindel:


  • 2,000 rally in Bowie to save health care

    “There’s a difference between misfortune and injustice.” Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) Sen. Bernie Sanders’ email....



  • Baltimore County Del. Morhaim speaks out on fracking

    Opponents of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for natural gas rally in Annapolis on Dec.....



  • Springsteen: Born to Write

    On a recent visit to the Book Market in Oakland, my treasured stop....



  • Steel Stories #2

    (The United Steelworkers monument to workers killed on the job stood in front....



  • Baltimore Steel Stories #1

    (Feature photo by David Crews) It’s getting old. I’m so over political commentators of....



  • Shakedown

    Same guy, ponytail now gray, still strong, enduring as the word, scrappy. Larry the legend, busted ass, eight hours in....



  • Labor Day, 2016-A Survivor’s Story

    It’s the only U.S. holiday dedicated solely to workers. And since there’s no....



  • Belfast Rules

    Before Belfast, We were warned. Don’t wear green. Don’t wear orange. Don’t talk politics. One chilly night, in....



  • Raptors

    Even toward its center, the lake is growing shallow, farmland it had mercilessly flooded....



  • The Star

    In the distance, behind a sign advertising 3,300 acres for lease, A steel mill....



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