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Combining paid work and family care: Policies and experiences in international perspective

by Kröger, Teppo & Yeandle, Sue Policy Press (October 15, 2014)

Highlighting what can be learned from individual experiences, the book analyses the changing welfare and labour market policies which shape the lives of working carers in Finland, Sweden, Australia, England,...


The Borders of Integration: Polish Migrants in Germany and the United States, 1870-1924

by Brian McCook Ohio University Press (April 13, 2011)

The issues of immigration and integration are at the forefront of contemporary politics. Yet debates over foreign workers and the desirability of their incorporation into European and American societies too...


Education of an American Liberal

by Lucille Llc Milner eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

Lucille Milner describes her early years as a reformer. She documents her work as a co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union and work with other progressive organizations.


High-Skilled Immigration in a Global Labor Market

by Barry R. Chiswick, James Ted McDonald, Volker Grossmann & James F. Hollifield et al. AEI Press (February 16, 2011)

Recent U.S. immigration reform proposals have focused almost exclusively on regulating the population of low-skilled foreign workers. High-Skilled Immigration in a Global Labor Market contends that policymakers...


Autobiography of Mother Jones

by Mary Harris Jones, Mary Field Parton & Clarence Darrow Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

This important addition to labor and feminist literature speaks tirelessly and effectively on behalf of workers' rights and unions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor: The Life and Times of Tony Mazzocchi

by Les Leopold Chelsea Green Publishing (November 14, 2007)

A CIA-connected labor union, an assassination attempt, a mysterious car crash, listening devices, and stolen documents--everything you'd expect from the latest thriller. Yet, this was the reality of Tony Mazzocchi,...


Sexual Harassment: A Debate

by Linda LeMoncheck Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 01, 2000)

The question of what constitutes sexual harassment—from suggestive remarks to outright threats, from off-color jokes to lewd posters on office walls—is contentious, as is the question of how to address sexual...


Labor and Capital in the Age of Globalization: The Labor Process and the Changing Nature of Work in the Global Economy

by Berch Berberoglu, Jerry Lembcke, Chuck Davis & Julia D. Fox et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 12, 2001)

This book offers a timely analysis of work and labor processes and how they are rapidly changing under globalization. The contributors explore traditional sectors of the U.S. and world economies-from auto to...


Prying Open Fortress Europe: The Turn to Sectoral Labor Migration

by Alexander Caviedes Lexington Books (December 30, 2009)

Globalization has increased international migratory pressures, but in advanced industrialized countries entrenched social interests eager to maintain restrictive policies make it difficult for governments to...


The Persistence of Subsistence Agriculture: Life Beneath the Level of the Marketplace

by Tony Waters Lexington Books (December 19, 2006)

This book is about how the modern market world transformed the lives of remote agricultural farmers. Waters uses diverse examples to illustrate how the modern market economy captured persistent subsistence farmes...


The Declining Importance of Race and Gender in the Labor Market: The Role of Employment Discrimination Policies

by June E. O'Neill & Dave M. O'Neill AEI Press (December 16, 2012)

The Declining Importance of Race and Gender in the Labor Market provides historical background on employment discrimination and wage discrepancies in the United States and on government efforts to address employment...


The Case against the Davis-Bacon Act: Fifty-Four Reasons for Repeal

by Armand J. Thieblot Transaction Publishers (March 31, 2013)

The Davis-Bacon Act is a United States federal law that established the requirement that prevailing wages must be paid on public works projects. In this book, Armand J. Thieblot argues that the law was passed...


Nestlé in Fulton, New York

by Jim Farfaglia The History Press (November 26, 2018)

Devour this delectable, surprising history of one of America's most beloved confectioners with first-hand accounts and stories.

In 1898, Switzerland's Nestlé Company was searching for a location to build its...


Pittsburgh and the Great Steel Strike of 1919

by Ryan C. Brown The History Press (September 09, 2019)

Author Ryan C. Brown details the harrowing days of the Great Steel Strike of 1919 that rocked Pittsburgh and its seemingly impregnable "principality of steel."

In 1919, the steel industry of Pittsburgh was on...


Worked Over

by Jamie K McCallum Basic Books (September 07, 2020)

An award-winning sociologist reveals the unexpected link between overwork and inequality.

Most Americans work too long and too hard, while others lack consistency in their hours and schedules. Work hours declined...


Soul Full of Coal Dust

by Chris Hamby Little, Brown and Company (June 15, 2020)

In a devastating and urgent work of investigative journalism, Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hamby uncovers the tragic resurgence of black lung disease in Appalachia, its Big Coal cover-up, and the resilient mining...


All Politics Is Local

by Meaghan Winter Bold Type Books (September 30, 2019)

Democrats have largely ceded control of state governments to the GOP, allowing them to rig our political system and undermine democracy itself.

After the 2016 election, Republicans had their largest majority...


Labour Under Attack

by Stephanie Ross & Larry Savage Fernwood Publishing (July 10, 2020)

This multi-disciplinary edited collection critically examines the causes and effects of anti-unionism in Canada. Primarily through a series of case studies, the book's contributors document and expose the tactics...


On the Clock

by Emily Guendelsberger Little, Brown and Company (July 15, 2019)

"Nickel and Dimed for the Amazon age," (Salon) the bitingly funny, eye-opening story of finding work in the automated and time-starved world of hourly low-wage labor

After the local newspaper where she worked...


Discrimination and Disparities

by Thomas Sowell Basic Books (March 04, 2019)

An enlarged edition of Thomas Sowell's brilliant examination of the origins of economic disparities

Economic and other outcomes differ vastly among individuals, groups, and nations. Many explanations have been...


The Socialist Manifesto

by Bhaskar Sunkara Basic Books (April 29, 2019)

A "razor-sharp" introduction to this political and economic ideology makes a galvanizing argument for modern socialism (Naomi Klein) -- and explains how its core tenets could effect positive change in America...


The War on Normal People

by Andrew Yang Hachette Books (April 02, 2018)

The New York Times bestseller from CNN Political Commentator and 2020 former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, this thought-provoking and prescient call-to-action outlines the urgent steps America...


Designing Reality

by Neil Gershenfeld Basic Books (November 13, 2017)

That's the promise, and peril, of the third digital revolution, where anyone will be able to make (almost) anything

Two digital revolutions -- computing and communication -- have radically transformed our economy...


Environmental Protection Policy and Experience in the U.S. and China's Western Regions

by Jijiao Zhang, Joel J. Kassiola, Sujian Guo & Guoqing Shi et al. Lexington Books (June 14, 2010)

Environmental scholars and specialists from U.S. and China provide insightful comparisons and analyses of environmental protection policy and experience in the U.S. and ChinaOs western regions. A special focus...


AFL-CIO's Secret War against Developing Country Workers: Solidarity or Sabotage?

by Kim Scipes Lexington Books (September 23, 2010)

This book examines the themes of imperialism and empire from the perspective of the foreign policy program of organized labor in the United States. It details efforts to make real popular democracy within Labor....


Locating Migrating Media

by John McCullough, Janine Marchessault, Charles H. Davis & Greg Elmer et al. Lexington Books (July 10, 2012)

Locating Migrating Media details the extent to which media productions, both televisual and cinematic, have sought out new and cheaper shot locations, creative staff, and financing around the world. The book...


Africa, Tropical Timber, Turfs, and Trade: Geographic Perspectives on Ghana's Timber Industry and Development

by J. Henry Owusu Lexington Books (August 20, 2012)

This book examines development issues, particularly spatial integration, in Sub-Saharan Africa regarding its tropical timber trade, and the related formal-informal operational turf creation, control and dynamics....


Planning Labour

by Alina-Sandra Cucu Berghahn Books (April 01, 2019)

Impoverished, indebted, and underdeveloped at the close of World War II, Romania underwent dramatic changes as part of its transition to a centrally planned economy. Like the Soviet Union, it pursued a policy...


A Field in Flux

by Robert B. McKersie & Thomas A. Kochan Cornell Publishing (May 15, 2019)

A Field in Flux chronicles the extraordinary journey of industrial and labor relations expert Robert McKersie. One of the most important industrial relations scholars and leaders of our time, McKersie pioneered...


The Seattle General Strike

by Robert L. Friedheim & James N. Gregory University of Washington Press (October 24, 2018)

�We are undertaking the most tremendous move ever made by LABOR in this country, a move which will lead�NO ONE KNOWS WHERE!� With these words echoing throughout the city, on February 6, 1919, 65,000 Seattle...


Categories in Context

by Isabelle Berrebi-Hoffmann, Olivier Giraud, Léa Renard & Theresa Wobbe Berghahn Books (March 01, 2019)

Despite the wealth of empirical research currently available on the interrelationships of gender and labor, we still know comparatively little about the forms of classification and categorization that have...


The Edge of Anarchy

by Jack Kelly St. Martin's Press (January 07, 2019)

"Timely and urgent...The core of The Edge of Anarchy is a thrilling description of the boycott of Pullman cars and equipment by Eugene Debs's fledgling American Railway Union..." --The New York Times

"During...


The New Politics of Transnational Labor

by Marissa Brookes ILR Press (March 15, 2019)

Over the years many transnational labor alliances have succeeded in improving conditions for workers, but many more have not. In The New Politics of Transnational Labor, Marissa Brookes explains why this dichotomy...


The Politics of Social Inclusion and Labor Representation

by Miguel Martinez Lucio, Heather Connolly, Stefania Marino & Richard Hyman ILR Press (May 15, 2019)

In The Politics of Social Inclusion and Labor Representation, Heather Connolly, Stefania Marino, and Miguel Martínez Lucio compare trade union responses to immigration and the related political and labour...


Everyday Transgressions

by Adelle Blackett ILR Press (April 15, 2019)

Adelle Blackett tells the story behind the International Labour Organization's (ILO) Decent Work for Domestic Workers Convention No. 189, and its accompanying Recommendation No. 201 which in 2011 created the...


Getting a Cut: A Contextual Understanding of Commission Systems

by Richard Seltzer & Holona LeAnne Ochs Lexington Books (September 20, 2010)

Getting a Cut provides a perspective on nonstandard compensation that demonstrates the process by which commissions impact the experiences of workers. Understanding this under-researched perspective reveals...


On the Clock

by Emily Guendelsberger Little, Brown and Company (July 16, 2019)

In the tradition of Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickle and Dimed, journalist Emily Guendelsberger describes her own experience working in the automated and time-starved world of hourly labor, showing what life is like...


Why Cities Lose

by Jonathan A. Rodden Basic Books (June 04, 2019)

How geography undermines the Left

Why is it so much easier for the Democratic Party to win the national popular vote than to take control of Congress? Many blame partisan gerrymandering and voter suppression....


From Migrant to Worker

by Michele Ford ILR Press (April 15, 2019)

What happens when local unions begin to advocate for the rights of temporary migrant workers, asks Michele Ford in her sweeping study of seven Asian countries? Until recently unions in Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia,...


The Socialist Manifesto

by Bhaskar Sunkara Basic Books (April 30, 2019)

From one of the most prominent voices on the American left, a galvanizing argument for why we need socialism in the United States today

The success of Bernie Sanders's 2016 presidential campaign revived a political...


The American Dream Deferred

by Cory Booker Brookings Institution Press (June 19, 2018)

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) shares the story of his father’s journey from poverty to middle-class prosperity, but says the bargain that helped his father and other workers achieve the American Dream is now...


The Annotated Works of Henry George

by Alexandra W. Lough, Francis K. Peddle & William S. Peirce Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (July 06, 2018)

This is the first fully annotated edition of Social Problems (1883) and The Condition of Labor (1891), two important works by one of America’s most popular social economists. Social Problems grew out of a...


Shadowbosses: Government Unions Control America and Rob Taxpayers Blind

by Mallory Factor & Elizabeth Factor Center Street (August 21, 2012)

SHADOWBOSSES reads like an organized crime novel, but it's actually a true story of how labor unions are infiltrating our government and corrupting our political process. This compelling and insightful book...


Gigged

by Sarah Kessler St. Martin's Press (June 11, 2018)

"With deep reporting and graceful storytelling, Sarah Kessler reveals the ground truth of a key part of the American workforce. Her analysis is both astute and nuanced, making GIGGED essential reading for anyone...


Creative Union

by Kiril Tomoff Cornell University Press (November 15, 2018)

Why did the Stalin era, a period characterized by bureaucratic control and the reign of Socialist Realism in the arts, witness such an extraordinary upsurge of musical creativity and the prominence of musicians...


Live Work Work Work Die

by Corey Pein Metropolitan Books (April 23, 2018)

A scathing, sardonic exploration of Silicon Valley tech culture, laying bare the greed, hubris, and retrograde politics of an industry that aspires to radically transform society for its own benefit

At the height...


Workers' Movements and Strikes in the Twenty-First Century

by Jörg Nowak, Madhumita Dutta & Peter Birke Rowman & Littlefield International (April 05, 2018)

While workers movements have been largely phased out and considered out-dated in most parts of the world during the 1990s, the 21st century has seen a surge in new and unprecedented forms of strikes and workers...


Striking Back

by Mary Manning & Sinead O'Brien The Collins Press (November 10, 2017)

‘Young shopworkers on Henry Street in Dublin, who in 1984 refused to handle the fruits of apartheid, provided me with great hope during my years of imprisonment, and inspiration to millions of South Africans.’...


Working in Hollywood

by Ronny Regev The University of North Carolina Press (September 25, 2018)

A history of the Hollywood film industry as a modern system of labor, this book reveals an important untold story of an influential twentieth-century workplace. Ronny Regev argues that the Hollywood studio system...


Strong Governments, Precarious Workers

by Philip Rathgeb ILR Press (December 15, 2018)

Why do some European welfare states protect unemployed and inadequately employed workers ("outsiders") from economic uncertainty better than others? Philip Rathgeb’s study of labor market policy change in...