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Strike for America: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity (Jacobin)
Strike for America: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity (Jacobin)
by Micah Uetricht
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Micah Uetricht is an assistant editor at Jacobin, and an In These Times contributing editor. He has written for the Nation, the Chicago Reader, Al Jazeera America, and Dissent. A former labor organizer, he... (read more)

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Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work (Jacobin)
Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work (Jacobin)
by Melissa Gira Grant
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Melissa Gira Grant is a writer and freelance journalist whose work has appeared in Glamour, the Guardian, the Nation, Wired, and the Atlantic. She is also a Contributing Editor to Jacobin. Her website is melissagiragrant.com.... (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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Why Unions Matter (2ND 10 Edition)
Why Unions Matter (2ND 10 Edition)
by Michael D. Yates
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In this new edition of Why Unions Matter, Michael D. Yates shows why unions still matter. Unions mean better pay, benefits, and working conditions for their members; they force employers to treat employees with dignity and respect; and at their best... (read more)

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Direct Action & Sabotage: Three Classic IWW Pamphlets from the 1910s (Charles H. Kerr Library)
Direct Action & Sabotage: Three Classic IWW Pamphlets from the 1910s (Charles H. Kerr Library)
by Elizabeth Gurley Flynn
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The pamphlets reprinted in this collection were first published in the 1910s amidst great controversy; the significant works included are “Direct Action and Sabotage” by William E. Trautmann, “Sabotage: Its History, Philosophy and... (read more)

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Labor Rising (12 Edition)
Labor Rising (12 Edition)
by Daniel Katz
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When Wisconsin governor Scott Walker threatened the collective bargaining rights of the states public sector employees in early 2011, the massive protests that erupted inresponse put the labor movement back on the nations front pages. It was a fleeting... (read more)

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The Enemy Within: The Secret War Against the Miners
The Enemy Within: The Secret War Against the Miners
by Seumas Milne
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Seumas Milne is a columnist and Associate Editor on the Guardian and the paper’s former Comment Editor. He was previously the Guardian’s Labour Editor and a staff journalist on the Economist. He is the author of The Enemy Within and co-author... (read more)

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Workers' Self-Management in the Caribbean: The Writings of Joseph Edwards
Workers' Self-Management in the Caribbean: The Writings of Joseph Edwards
by Joseph Edwards
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A profound critic of electoral party politics and trade union hierarchy, Joseph Edwards was among the most proletarian theorists of his generation. His pamphlets, written in the 1970s and '80s, survey attempts to organize workers in banana and sugar cane... (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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Strike! (Rev 97 Edition)
Strike! (Rev 97 Edition)
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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Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century
Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century
by Randy Shaw
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"If the Documentation Project could enforce a required reading list, Randy Shaw's Beyond the Fields would top the list. For former UFW Volunteers, whether their service was one month, one year, or a decade, Randy Shaw's book is a MUST READ."—LeRoy... (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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Wobblies! : a Graphic History of the Industrial Workers of the World (05 Edition)
Wobblies! : a Graphic History of the Industrial Workers of the World (05 Edition)
by Paul Buhle
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The stories of the hard-rock miners’ shooting wars, young Elizabeth Gurly Flynn (the “Rebel Girl” of contemporary sheet music), the first sit-down strikes and Free Speech fights, Emma Goldman and the struggle for birth control access... (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 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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The Working Poor: Invisible in America
The Working Poor: Invisible in America
by David K Shipler
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The Working Poor is a deeply impressive book, a thorough and balanced study of the millions of Americans living at or around the poverty line. Shipler's varied portraits and interviews are insightful and moving, and his analysis of causes and suggestions... (read more)

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Common Sense and a Little Fire (95 Edition)
Common Sense and a Little Fire (95 Edition)
by Annelise Orleck
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Common Sense and a Little Fire traces the personal and public lives of four immigrant women activists who left a lasting imprint on American politics. Though they have rarely had more than cameo appearances in previous histories, Rose Schneiderman... (read more)

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Working in the Shadows: A Year of Doing the Jobs (Most) Americans Won't Do
Working in the Shadows: A Year of Doing the Jobs (Most) Americans Won't Do
by Gabriel Thompson
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What is it like to do the back-breaking work of immigrants? To find out, Gabriel Thompson spent a year working alongside Latino immigrants, who initially thought he was either crazy or an undercover immigration agent. He stooped over lettuce fields in... (read more)

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All Labor Has Dignity -with CD (Audio) (11 Edition)
All Labor Has Dignity -with CD (Audio) (11 Edition)
by Martin Luther King Jr.
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An unprecedented and timely collection of Dr. King’s speeches on labor rights and economic justice   People forget that Dr. King was every bit as committed to economic justice as he was to ending racial segregation. He fought throughout his... (read more)

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Problem With Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics, and Postwork Imaginaries (11 Edition)
Problem With Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics, and Postwork Imaginaries (11 Edition)
by Kathi Weeks
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In The Problem with Work, Kathi Weeks boldly challenges the presupposition that work, or waged labor, is inherently a social and political good. While progressive political movements, including the Marxist and feminist movements, have fought for equal... (read more)

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"All Labor Has Dignity" (King Legacy)
"All Labor Has Dignity" (King Legacy)
by Martin Luther Jr King
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An unprecedented and timely collection of Dr. King’s speeches on labor rights and economic justice   People forget that Dr. King was every bit as committed to economic justice as he was to ending racial segregation. He fought throughout his... (read more)

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