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Combining paid work and family care: Policies and experiences in international perspective

by Kröger, Teppo & Yeandle, Sue

Highlighting what can be learned from individual experiences, the book analyses the changing welfare and labour market policies which shape the lives of working carers in Finland, Sweden, Australia, England,...


Doing History from the Bottom Up: On E.P. Thompson, Howard Zinn, and Rebuilding the Labor Movement from Below

by Staughton Lynd

Staughton Lynd challenges academics to see American history through eyes of the poor and working class participants in history.


Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs a New Kind of Labor Movement

by Thomas Geoghegan

Is labor’s day over or is labor the only real answer for our time? In this new book, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and labor lawyer Thomas Geoghegan argues that even as organized labor seems...


The Borders of Integration: Polish Migrants in Germany and the United States, 1870-1924

by Brian McCook

The issues of immigration and integration are at the forefront of contemporary politics. Yet debates over foreign workers and the desirability of their incorporation into European and American societies too...


Education of an American Liberal

by Lucille Llc Milner

Lucille Milner describes her early years as a reformer. She documents her work as a co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union and work with other progressive organizations.


Women Strikers Occupy Chain Stores, Win Big: The 1937 Woolworth's Sit-Down

by Dana Frank

The first successful all women sit-in conducted by 'the counter girls' at the Detroit Woolworth's during the Great Depression.


High-Skilled Immigration in a Global Labor Market

by Barry R. Chiswick, James Ted McDonald, Volker Grossmann & James F. Hollifield et al.

Recent U.S. immigration reform proposals have focused almost exclusively on regulating the population of low-skilled foreign workers. High-Skilled Immigration in a Global Labor Market contends that policymakers...


Autobiography of Mother Jones

by Mary Harris Jones, Mary Field Parton & Clarence Darrow

This important addition to labor and feminist literature speaks tirelessly and effectively on behalf of workers' rights and unions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor: The Life and Times of Tony Mazzocchi

by Les Leopold

A CIA-connected labor union, an assassination attempt, a mysterious car crash, listening devices, and stolen documents--everything you'd expect from the latest thriller. Yet, this was the reality of Tony Mazzocchi,...


Sexual Harassment: A Debate

by Linda LeMoncheck

The question of what constitutes sexual harassment—from suggestive remarks to outright threats, from off-color jokes to lewd posters on office walls—is contentious, as is the question of how to address sexual...


Labor and Capital in the Age of Globalization: The Labor Process and the Changing Nature of Work in the Global Economy

by Berch Berberoglu, Jerry Lembcke, Chuck Davis & Julia D. Fox et al.

This book offers a timely analysis of work and labor processes and how they are rapidly changing under globalization. The contributors explore traditional sectors of the U.S. and world economies-from auto to...


Prying Open Fortress Europe: The Turn to Sectoral Labor Migration

by Alexander Caviedes

Globalization has increased international migratory pressures, but in advanced industrialized countries entrenched social interests eager to maintain restrictive policies make it difficult for governments to...


A Glance at Work . Educational Perspectives

by Vanna Boffo

The topics of work flexibility, precarious jobs, and the relationship between work, the market and production are subjects that are widely debated in the sociological, philosophical, economic and political spheres....


The Persistence of Subsistence Agriculture: Life Beneath the Level of the Marketplace

by Tony Waters

This book is about how the modern market world transformed the lives of remote agricultural farmers. Waters uses diverse examples to illustrate how the modern market economy captured persistent subsistence farmes...


The Declining Importance of Race and Gender in the Labor Market: The Role of Employment Discrimination Policies

by June E. O'Neill & Dave M. O'Neill

The Declining Importance of Race and Gender in the Labor Market provides historical background on employment discrimination and wage discrepancies in the United States and on government efforts to address employment...


The Right To Be Lazy

by Paul Lafargue

"In capitalist society work is the cause of all intellectual degeneracy, of all organic deformity."

This essay raises interesting questions : is work really a virtue? Isn't work the source of many social imbalances?...


Leading Progress

by Jason Russell

On February 6, 1920, a small group of public service employees met for the first time to form a professional association. A century later, the Professional Institute of the Public Service Canada (PIPSC) is...


Women and Work

by Susan Ferguson

With #metoo dominating headlines and an unprecedented number of women running for office, the fight for women?s equality has perhaps never been higher on the political agenda. Around the world, women are fighting...


Useful Work versus Useless Toil

by William Morris

p /p p /p p/ p /p p /p pIt is assumed by most people nowadays that all work is useful, and by most well-to-do people that all work is desirable. Most people, well-to-do or not, believe that, even when a man...


John L. Lewis: An Unauthorized Biography

by Saul Alinsky

This is the story of a 30 year, one-man war. The author confesses his bias - in favor of labor, in friendship with Lewis, but he manages to present Lewis convincingly, with his complicated personality, his inconsistencies,...