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The Right to Stay Home: How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration

by David Bacon

The story of the growing resistance of Mexican communities to the poverty that forces people to migrate to the United States

 

People across Mexico are being forced into migration, and while 11 percent of that...


The Corrosion of Character: The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism

by Richard Sennett

A Business Week Best Book of the Year.... "A devastating and wholly necessary book."—Studs Terkel, author of Working In The Corrosion of Character, Richard Sennett, "among the country's most distinguished...


Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers

by Ellen E. Schultz

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...


Government Unions and the Bankrupting of America

by Daniel DiSalvo

Government-workers unions have been political juggernauts in the U.S. since the unseen collective-bargaining-rights revolution of the 1960s and ’70s. These unions are different and more powerful than those...


Education of an American Liberal

by Lucille 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.


The EU's Government of Industries: Markets, Institutions and Politics

by Bernard Jullien & Andy Smith

To what extent is business activity governed at a European scale? Since the advent of the recent economic crisis, the EU's choices about the euro, debt ratios and interest rates have caught the headlines and...


Slaves Into Workers: Emancipation and Labor in Colonial Sudan

by Ahmad Alawad Sikainga

In the Sudan, native Sudanese slaves served Sudanese masters until the region was conquered by the Turks, who practiced slavery on an institutional scale. When the British took over the Sudan in 1898, they officially...


Port-City Interplays in China

by James Jixian Wang

Based on the author's own research and investigations into more than 25 port cities in China over the past 18 years, this book provides vivid stories about China and challenges existing theories on port development....


Linking Networks: The Formation of Common Standards and Visions for Infrastructure Development

by Martin Schiefelbusch & Hans-Liudger Dienel

Presenting recent research on the international integration of infrastructures in Europe this book combines general and methodological chapters and examples from a variety of different sectors such as transport,...


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.


Fiscal Austerity and Innovation in Local Governance in Europe

by Carlos Nunes Silva & Ján| Bucek

This book offers a broad perspective on some of the organizational and financial problems faced by cities and local governments across Europe and analyses the reactions and reforms implemented to address current...


New Forms of Worker Organization: The Syndicalist and Autonomist Restoration of Class-Struggle Unionism

by Immanuel Ness & Staughton Lynd

As bureaucratic labor unions are currently under assault throughout the world, most have surrendered the achievements of the mid-20th century, when the working class was a militant force for change. As unions...


Tourism Destination Development: Turns and Tactics

by Arvid Viken & Brynhild Granås

This anthology draws on different approaches and discourses of tourism destination development, while focusing on how they are shaped and reshaped and how they should be read and rehearsed. The book reveals...


Strike!

by Jeremy Brecher

Since its original publication in 1972, no book has done as much as Jeremy Brecher’s Strike! to bring American labor history to a wide audience. Strike! narrates the dramatic story of repeated, massive, and...


High-Skilled Immigration in a Global Labor Market

by Barry R. Chiswick

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...


Eureka

by Jill Blee

On 3 December 1854 a bloody battle between gold miners, soldiers and police raged for fifteen minutes at the Eureka Lead in Ballarat. But this brief conflict, which had been brewing for years, would have momentous...


The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit

by Thomas J. Sugrue

Once America’s “arsenal of democracy,” Detroit is now the symbol of the American urban crisis. In this reappraisal of America’s racial and economic inequalities, Thomas Sugrue asks why Detroit and other...


The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography

by Miriam Pawel

Cesar Chavez founded a labor union, launched a movement, and inspired a generation. He rose from migrant worker to national icon, becoming one of the great charismatic leaders of the 20th century. Two decades...


For Jobs and Freedom: Race and Labor in America Since 1865

by Robert H. Zieger

Work has always been central to the African American experience. Whether as slaves or freedmen, African Americans have struggled to gain economic opportunity. For Jobs and Freedom: Race and Labor in America...


Strike for America: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity

by Micah Uetricht

The Chicago Teachers Union strike was the most important domestic labor struggle so far this century—and perhaps for the last forty years—and the strongest challenge to the conservative agenda for restructuring...