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Only One Thing Can Save Us

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 to...

Sexual Harassment

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...

Prying Open Fortress Europe

by Alexander Caviedes

Prying Open Fortress: The Turn to Sectoral Labor Migration is unique in the field of migration studies since it traces the microeconomic motivations of the relevant economic actors who influence labor migration...

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....

May Day

by Robin Folvik, Mark Leier, Sean Carleton & Sam Bradd et al.

May Day: A Graphic History of Protest traces the development of International Workers’ Day, May 1st, against the ever-changing economic and political backdrop in Canada. Recognizing the importance of work...

Abusive Supervision in Government

by James Gerard Caillier

In Abusive Supervision in Government Agencies, Caillier uses both quantitative and qualitative survey data, a mixed-method approach, to argue that certain organizational norms and subordinate factors either...

Code White

by Margaret M. Keith & James T. Brophy

When health care workers call a Code White, it’s an emergency response for a violent incident: a call for help. But it’s one that goes unanswered in hospitals, clinics, and long-term care homes across the...

Nothing to Lose But Our Chains

by Jane Hardy

Capitalism is a dynamic system, continually adapting itself to exploit workers in new ways. In Britain today, the gig economy is its newest form, expressed through precarious contracts and the supposed atomisation...

Power Despite Precarity

by Joe Berry & Helena Worthen

Higher education is the site of an ongoing conflict. At the heart of this struggle are the precariously employed faculty ‘contingents’ who work without basic job security, living wages or benefits. Yet they...


by Jane Holgate

'Jane Holgate is a brilliant thinker' - Jane McAlevey

In Arise, Jane Holgate argues that unions must revisit their understanding of power in order to regain influence and confront capital. Drawing on two decades...

War and Democracy

by Elizabeth Kier

Challenging the conventional wisdom that mass mobilization warfare fosters democratic reform and expands economic, social, and political rights, War and Democracy reexamines the effects of war on domestic politics...

Fear of a Yellow Vest Planet

by Peter Wilkin

The Yellow Vest (Gilets Jaunes) protests that started in November 2018 have rocked French political culture and led critics to denounce the movement as being a threat to democracy, or worse. Amongst other things...

How the World Works

by Paul Cockshott

A sweeping history of the full range of human labor

Few authors are able to write cogently in both the scientific and the economic spheres. Even fewer possess the intellectual scope needed to address science...

The Fire and the Ashes

by Andrew Jackson

In The Fire and the Ashes, long-time union economist and policy analyst Andrew Jackson looks back on a fascinating career in the labour movement, the NDP, and left politics, combining keen historical analysis...

Dying for an iPhone

by Jenny Chan, Mark Selden & Ngai Pun

Suicides, excessive overtime, and hostility and violence on the factory floor in China. Drawing on vivid testimonies from rural migrant workers, student interns, managers and trade union staff, Dying for an...

Digging Our Own Graves

by Barbara Ellen Smith & Earl Dotter

Employment and production in the Appalachian coal industry have plummeted over recent decades. But the lethal black lung disease, once thought to be near-eliminated, affects miners at rates never before recorded....

Divided Unions

by Alexis N. Walker

A comparative history of public and private sector unions from the Wagner Act of 1935 until today

The 2011 battle in Wisconsin over public sector employees' collective bargaining rights occasioned the largest...

Divided Unions

by Alexis N. Walker

A comparative history of public and private sector unions from the Wagner Act of 1935 until today

The 2011 battle in Wisconsin over public sector employees' collective bargaining rights occasioned the largest...

In a Day’s Work

by Bernice Yeung

"A timely, intensely intimate, and relevant exposé." ?Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

The Pulitzer Prize finalist's powerful examination of the hidden stories of workers overlooked by #MeToo

Apple orchards in...

On the Job

by Celeste Monforton & Jane M. Von Bergen

The inspiring story of worker centers that are cropping up across the country and leading the fight for today's workers

For over 60 million people, work in America has been a story of declining wages, insecurity,...