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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 Hachette Book Group (August 18, 2020)

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


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...


Labour Under Attack

by Stephanie Ross & Larry Savage Fernwood Publishing (July 09, 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...


The War on Normal People

by Andrew Yang Hachette Book Group (April 03, 2018)

From 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, a captivating account of how "a skinny Asian kid from upstate" became a successful entrepreneur, only to find a new mission: calling attention to the...


A Collective Bargain

by Jane McAlevey HarperAudio (January 07, 2020)

From longtime labor organizer Jane McAlevey, a vital call-to-arms in favor of unions, a key force capable of defending our democracy.

For decades, racism, corporate greed, and a skewed political system have been...


Janesville

by Amy Goldstein & Joy Osmanski Simon & Schuster Audio (April 18, 2017)

* Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year * Winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize * 800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year * A New York Times Notable Book * A Washington Post Notable Book...


Retirement Heist

by Ellen E. Schultz & Nicole Vilencia Blackstone Publishing (November 11, 2011)

"'As far as I can determine there is only one solution [to the CEO's demand to save more money]', the human resources representative wrote to her superiors. 'That would be the death of all existing retirees.'"...


Love the Work, Hate the Job

by David Kusnet & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (May 30, 2008)

Over the years, American jobs have become more intellectually challenging and less physically exhausting. Yet more and more American workers—blue collar, white collar, and pink collar—are expressing dissatisfaction...


The Power Brokers

by Jeremiah D. Lambert & Joe Barrett Blackstone Publishing (September 04, 2015)

For more than a century, the interplay between private, investor-owned electric utilities and government regulators has shaped the electric power industry in the United States. Provision of an essential service...


All Politics Is Local

by Meaghan Winter Bold Type Books (October 01, 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...


The Road to Wigan Pier

by George Orwell & Frederick Davidson Blackstone Publishing (September 11, 2008)

When Orwell went to the north of England in the thirties to find out how industrial workers lived, he not only observed but shared in their experience. He stayed in cramped, dreary lodgings and subsisted on...