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Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell): My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement
Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell): My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement
by Jane Mcalevey
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Jane McAlevey has been an organizer in the labor and environmental justice movements for the last twenty years. She is a PhD candidate at CUNY Graduate Center and lives in the San Francsico Bay Area. Bob Ostertag is the co-author of Raising Expectations (... (read more)

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Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America
by Barbara Ehrenreich
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Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity. Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join... (read more)

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Triangle: The Fire That Changed America
Triangle: The Fire That Changed America
by David Von Drehle
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Von Drehle chronicles the tragic day in 1911 when fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York's Greenwich Village. With ladders too short for a rescue, 146 people died--123 were women. It was the worst industrial disaster in NY history... (read more)

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What Unions No Longer Do
What Unions No Longer Do
by Jake Rosenfeld
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From workers' wages to presidential elections, labor unions once exerted tremendous clout in American life. In the immediate post-World War II era, one in three workers belonged to a union. The fraction now is close to one in ten, and just one in twenty... (read more)

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In Solidarity: Essays on Working-Class Organization and Strategy in the United States
In Solidarity: Essays on Working-Class Organization and Strategy in the United States
by Kim Moody
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In this thorough collection of inspiring and informed essays, Kim Moody, one of the world's most authoritative and recognized labor writers, analyzes the past, present, and future of unions in the United States. With a sharp understanding of Marxist... (read more)

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Managed Heart
Managed Heart
by Arlie Russell Hochschild
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In private life, we try to induce or suppress love, envy, and anger through deep acting or "emotion work," just as we manage our outer expressions of feeling through surface acting. In trying to bridge a gap between what we feel and what we "ought" to... (read more)

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Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
by Barbara Ehrenreich
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The New York Times bestseller, and one of the most talked about books of the year, Nickel and Dimed has already become a classic of undercover reportage. Millions of Americans work for poverty-level wages, and one day Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join... (read more)

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Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work
Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work
by Jeanne Marie Laskas
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An Oprah.com "Must-Read Book" In Hidden America, award-winning journalist Jeanne Marie Laskas dives deep into her subjects and emerges with character-driven stories about the people who make our lives run every day—and yet we barely think of them... (read more)

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Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream
Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream
by Barbara Ehrenreich
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The bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed goes back undercover to do for Americas ailing middle class what she did for the working poor. Barbara Ehrenreichs Nickel and Dimed explored the lives of low-wage workers. Now, in BAIT AND SWITCH, she enters... (read more)

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The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker
The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker
by Mike Rose
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Read Mike Rose's posts on the Penguin Blog. As did the national bestseller Nickel and Dimed, Mike Rose’s revelatory book demolishes the long-held notion that people who work with their hands make up a less intelligent class. He shows us waitresses... (read more)

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Revolution in Seattle (09 Edition)
Revolution in Seattle (09 Edition)
by Harvey O'connor
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The Seattle General Strike of 1919 was America’s first citywide labor stoppage, a defiant example of workers’ power in the aftermath of World War I. Told in gripping detail by one of the era’s great labor journalists, Revolution in... (read more)

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Strike!
Strike!
by Jeremy Brecher
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Since its original publication in 1972, no book has done as much as Jeremy Brechers Strike! to bring American labor history to a wide audience. Strike! narrates the dramatic story of repeated, massive, and sometimes violent revolts by ordinary working... (read more)

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Bait and Switch
Bait and Switch
by Barbara Ehrenreich
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The New York Times bestselling investigation into white-collar unemployment from our premier reporter of the underside of capitalism--The New York Times Book Review Americans' working lives are growing more precarious every day. Corporations slash... (read more)

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Rebel Voices : an IWW Anthology (11 Edition)
Rebel Voices : an IWW Anthology (11 Edition)
by Joyce Kornbluh
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The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), commonly known as the Wobblies, were among the most well-respected and largest unions in the United States in the early 20th century. Having organized the first major automobile industry strike as well as major... (read more)

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The Children of NAFTA: Labor Wars on the U.S./Mexico Border
The Children of NAFTA: Labor Wars on the U.S./Mexico Border
by David Bacon
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Food, televisions, computer equipment, plumbing supplies, clothing. Much of the material foundation of our everyday lives is produced along the U.S./Mexico border in a world largely hidden from our view. Based on gripping firsthand accounts, this book... (read more)

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Three Strikes: The Fighting Spirit of Labor's Last Century
Three Strikes: The Fighting Spirit of Labor's Last Century
by Howard Zinn
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When the National Guard arrived in Ludlow, Colorado, in the fall of 1913, striking coal miners cheered. Five months later the Guard opened fire on them and their families. So begins Three Strikes, a collaboration by acclaimed American historians... (read more)

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The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker
The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker
by Mike Rose
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Read Mike Rose's posts on the Penguin Blog. As did the national bestseller Nickel and Dimed, Mike Rose’s revelatory book demolishes the long-held notion that people who work with their hands make up a less intelligent class. He shows us waitresses... (read more)

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Historical Materialism Book #53: Revolutionary Teamsters: The Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934
Historical Materialism Book #53: Revolutionary Teamsters: The Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934
by Bryan D Palmer
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Bryan Palmer tells the compelling story of how a handful of revolutionary Trotskyists, working in the largely non-union trucking sector, led the drive to organise the unorganised, to build an industrial union. What emerges is a compelling narrative of... (read more)

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Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work
Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work
by Jeanne Marie Laskas
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An Oprah.com "Must-Read Book" In Hidden America, award-winning journalist Jeanne Marie Laskas dives deep into her subjects and emerges with character-driven stories about the people who make our lives run every day—and yet we barely think of them... (read more)

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New Unionism in the New Society: Public Sector Unions in the Redistributive State
New Unionism in the New Society: Public Sector Unions in the Redistributive State
by Leo Troy
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Troy (economics, Rutgers U.) describes and analyzes the changes in the economy and labor markets and the subsequent and continuing changes in unions. He contrast new and old unions, detailing the characteristics of the new union movement and patterns... (read more)

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