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Do What You Love: And Other Lies about Success and Happiness
Do What You Love: And Other Lies about Success and Happiness
by Miya Tokumitsu
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The American claim that we should love and be passionate about our job may sound uplifting, or at least, harmless, but Do What You Love exposes the tangible damages such rhetoric has leveled upon contemporary society. Virtue and capital have always... (read more)

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"They're Bankrupting Us!": And 20 Other Myths about Unions
"They're Bankrupting Us!": And 20 Other Myths about Unions
by Bill Jr Fletcher
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From Wisconsin to Washington, DC, the claims are made: unions are responsible for budget deficits, and their members are overpaid and enjoy cushy benefits. The only way to save the American economy, pundits claim, is to weaken the labor movement, strip... (read more)

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The Death and Life of American Labor: Toward a New Worker's Movement
The Death and Life of American Labor: Toward a New Worker's Movement
by Stanley Aronowitz
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Stanley Aronowitz has taught at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York since 1983, where he is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Urban Education, and where he is Director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Technology and Work.... (read more)

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Trampling Out the Vintage: Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm Workers
Trampling Out the Vintage: Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm Workers
by Frank Bardacke
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In its heyday, the United Farm Workers was an embodiment of its slogan “Yes, we can”—in the form “¡Sí, Se Puede!”—winning many labor victories, securing collective bargaining rights for... (read more)

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The Devil Is Here in These Hills: West Virginia's Coal Miners and Their Battle for Freedom
The Devil Is Here in These Hills: West Virginia's Coal Miners and Their Battle for Freedom
by James Green
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From before the dawn of the 20th century until the arrival of the New Deal, one of the most protracted and deadly labor struggles in American history was waged in West Virginia. On one side were powerful corporations whose millions bought armed guards... (read more)

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Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs a New Kind of Labor Movement
Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs a New Kind of Labor Movement
by Thomas Geoghegan
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Is labors day over or is labor the only real answer for our time? In his new book, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and labor lawyer Thomas Geoghegan argues that even as organized labor seems to be crumbling, a revived—but different—... (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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“Sure to become the definitive account of the fire. . . . Triangle is social history at its best, a magnificent portrayal not only of the catastrophe but also of the time and the turbulent city in which it took place.” —The New York... (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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A revelatory account of poverty in America so deep that we, as a country, don’t think it exists Jessica Compton’s family of four would have no cash income unless she donated plasma twice a week at her local donation center in... (read more)

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Labor Movements: Global Perspectives
Labor Movements: Global Perspectives
by Stephanie Luce
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Fewer than 12 percent of U.S. workers belong to unions, and union membership rates are falling in much of the world. With tremendous growth in inequality within and between countries, steady or indeed rising unemployment and underemployment, and the... (read more)

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Managed Heart
Managed Heart
by Arlie Russell Hochschild
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Arlie Russell Hochschild is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. She is author of The Commercialization of Intimate Life: Notes from Home and Work (2003), The Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work (1997... (read more)

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On the Books: A Graphic Tale of Working Woes at NYC's Strand Bookstore (World Around Us)
On the Books: A Graphic Tale of Working Woes at NYC's Strand Bookstore (World Around Us)
by Greg Farrell
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A David and Goliath story, On The Books is the first-hand comic strip account of the labor struggle at NYCs legendary Strand bookstore in the summer of 2012. Told by Greg Farrell—an employee of the store who interviewed numerous other members of the... (read more)

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South End Press Classics #1: Strike!
South End Press Classics #1: Strike!
by Jeremy Brecher
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No book has done as much as Strike! to bring U.S. labor history to a wide audience. Strike! narrates the exciting hidden history of the U.S. labor movement from the point of view of the rank-and-file workers who lived it. "An exciting history of American... (read more)

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The Fissured Workplace: Why Work Became So Bad for So Many and What Can Be Done to Improve It
The Fissured Workplace: Why Work Became So Bad for So Many and What Can Be Done to Improve It
by David Weil
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For much of the twentieth century, large companies employing many workers formed the bedrock of the U.S. economy. Today, on the list of big business's priorities, sustaining the employer-worker relationship ranks far below building a devoted customer... (read more)

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Holding the Line: Women in the Great Arizona Mine Strike of 1983
Holding the Line: Women in the Great Arizona Mine Strike of 1983
by Barbara Kingsolver
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Holding the Line, Barbara Kingsolver's first non-fiction book, is the story of women's lives transformed by an a signal event. Set in the small mining towns of Arizona, it is part oral history and part social criticism, exploring the process of... (read more)

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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 Jane McAlevey spent twenty-five years as an organizer in the student, environmental, and trade union movements. She is a Contributing Writer at the Nation, and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. From the Hardcover... (read more)

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Who Needs Migrant Workers Labour Shortages Immigration & Public Policy
Who Needs Migrant Workers Labour Shortages Immigration & Public Policy
by Martin Ruhs
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Are migrant workers needed to "do the jobs that locals will not do" or are they simply a more exploitable labor force? Do they have a better "work ethic" or are they less able to complain? Is migrant labor the solution to "skills shortages" or actually... (read more)

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Government Against Itself: Public Union Power and Its Consequences
Government Against Itself: Public Union Power and Its Consequences
by Daniel Disalvo
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As workers in the private sector struggle with stagnant wages, disappearing benefits, and rising retirement ages, unionized public employees retire in their fifties with over $100,000 a year in pension and healthcare benefits. The unions defend tooth and... (read more)

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The Union of Their Dreams: Power, Hope, and Struggle in Cesar Chavez's Farm Worker Movement
The Union of Their Dreams: Power, Hope, and Struggle in Cesar Chavez's Farm Worker Movement
by Miriam Pawel
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A generation of Americans came of age boycotting grapes, swept up in a movement that vanquished California's most powerful industry and won dignity and contracts for impoverished farm workers. Four decades later, United Farm Workers leader Cesar Chavez... (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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