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The Fight for Fifteen: The Right Wage for a Working America
The Fight for Fifteen: The Right Wage for a Working America
by David Rolf
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The fight for a higher minimum wage has become the biggest national labor story in decades. Beginning in November 2012, strikes by fast food workers spread across the country, landing in Seattle in May 2013. Within a year, Seattle had adopted a $15... (read more)

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The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class
The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class
by Guy Standing
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Described by Noam Chomsky as 'a very important book', Guy Standing's The Precariat has achieved cult status as the first account of this emerging class of people, facing lives of insecurity, moving in and out of jobs that give little meaning to their... (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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Rising From the Rails : Pullman Porters and the Making of the Black Middle Class (04 Edition)
Rising From the Rails : Pullman Porters and the Making of the Black Middle Class (04 Edition)
by Larry Tye
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"A lively and engaging chronicle that adds yet another dimension to the historical record." -The Boston Globe When George Pullman began recruiting Southern blacks as porters in his luxurious new sleeping cars, the former slaves suffering under Jim Crow... (read more)

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Out in the Union: A Labor History of Queer America
Out in the Union: A Labor History of Queer America
by Miriam Frank
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Out in the Union tells the continuous story of queer American workers from the mid-1960s through 2013. Miriam Frank shrewdly chronicles the evolution of labor politics with queer activism and identity formation, showing how unions began affirming the... (read more)

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Enough Blame to Go Around: The Labor Pains of New York City's Public Employee Unions
Enough Blame to Go Around: The Labor Pains of New York City's Public Employee Unions
by Richard Steier
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Veteran labor journalist Richard Steier explores the tensions between New York City's public employee unions, their critics, and city and state politicians.... (read more)

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The Buffalo Creek Disaster: How the Survivors of One of the Worst Disasters in Coal-Mining History Brought Suit Against the Coal Company -- And Wo (Vintage)
The Buffalo Creek Disaster: How the Survivors of One of the Worst Disasters in Coal-Mining History Brought Suit Against the Coal Company -- And Wo (Vintage)
by Gerald M Stern
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Shifting Fortunes
Shifting Fortunes
by Daniel Nelson
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How and why have American labor unions grown in the century and a half since the industrial revolution? In this concise and illuminating history of the labor movement, Daniel Nelson traces the ebb and flow of union activity since the early nineteenth... (read more)

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The Betrayal of Work: How Low-Wage Jobs Fail 30 Million Americans and Their Families
The Betrayal of Work: How Low-Wage Jobs Fail 30 Million Americans and Their Families
by Beth Shulman
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Following its publication in hardcover, the critically acclaimed Betrayal of Work became one of the most influential policy books about economic life in America; it was discussed in the pages of Newsweek, Business Week, Fortune, The Washington Post... (read more)

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The Price of Rights: Regulating International Labor Migration
The Price of Rights: Regulating International Labor Migration
by Martin Ruhs
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"This book lays down some challenging ideas on how we should think about the rights of migrants and needs to be read by everyone concerned with these issues."--Don Flynn, director of the Migrants' Rights Network "This is a carefully researched book that... (read more)

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In the Interest of Others: Organizations and Social Activism
In the Interest of Others: Organizations and Social Activism
by John S. Ahlquist
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"Why do the members of some trade unions sacrifice time and money to support the causes of others halfway around the world? Ahlquist and Levi provide a convincing answer: founders who build organizations that deliver good jobs to members may also build... (read more)

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Disability and Equity at Work
Disability and Equity at Work
by Jody Heymann
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Despite international and national guarantees of equal rights, there remains a great deal to be done to achieve global employment equality for individuals with disabilities. In OECD countries, the employment rate of persons with disabilities was just... (read more)

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Sticking to the Union: An Oral History of the Life and Times of Julia Ruuttila
Sticking to the Union: An Oral History of the Life and Times of Julia Ruuttila
by Sandy Polishuk
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"what a life!"--Publishers Weekly "Sandy Polishuk's Sticking to the Union is the best kind of oral history, bringing to life a person and an era quickly passing out of reach.."--Elinor Langer, author of A Hundred Little Hitlers "Sticking to the Union is... (read more)

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Solidarity Unionism: Rebuilding the Labor Movement from Below
Solidarity Unionism: Rebuilding the Labor Movement from Below
by Staughton Lynd
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Critical reading for all who care about the future of labor, Solidarity Unionism draws deeply on Staughton Lynd’s experiences as a labor lawyer and activist in Youngstown, Ohio, and on his profound understanding of the history of the Congress of... (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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Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers
Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers
by Ellen Schultz
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Winner of the 2012 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism Hundreds of companies have slashed pensions and health coverage for millions of retirees, claiming that a “perfect storm” of stock market losses, aging workers... (read more)

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 Arab Employment in Israel: The Quest for Equal Employment Opportunity
Arab Employment in Israel: The Quest for Equal Employment Opportunity
by Benjamin W. Wolkinson
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Having served with equal employment agencies for the US and state governments, Wolkinson (labor and industrial relations, Michigan State U.) studied employment discrimination against women in Israel in the 1970s, and returned in the 1990s to... (read more)

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Must We Defend Nazis?: Hate Speech, Pornography, and the New First Amendment
Must We Defend Nazis?: Hate Speech, Pornography, and the New First Amendment
by Richard Delgado
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Street outreach workers comb public places such as parks, vacant lots, and abandoned waterfronts to search for young people who are living out in public spaces, if not always in the public eye. Street Kids opens a window to the largely hidden world of... (read more)

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The United States and the European Trade Union Movement, 1944-1951
The United States and the European Trade Union Movement, 1944-1951
by Federico Romero
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A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original... (read more)

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The Political Character of the Indonesian Trade Union Movement
The Political Character of the Indonesian Trade Union Movement
by Iskandar Tedjasukmana
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In few Asian countries is organized labor so important an economic and political factor as in contemporary Indonesia, and in few countries of the world has it been so politicized. Yet, thus far very little serious research and writing has been concerned... (read more)

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