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  • Revolutionizing Retailby Kendra Coulter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 35.00

    There is a modest but growing body of scholarly literature on experiences of retail work, with only a handful of studies existing on retail organizing. Before Revolutionizing Retail , no scholar had captured or analysed the breadth of political action being pursued in this crucial economic sector. more...

  • The Working Poor in Europeby H.J Andreß; H. Lohmann

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2008; US$ 40.00

    Offers explanations as to why in-work poverty is high in certain countries. This book questions if gainful employment is sufficient to earn a living - both for oneself and for one's family members. It argues that the incidence and structure of the working poor cannot be understood without an understanding of each country's institutional context. more...

  • NAFTA and the Politics of Labor Transnationalismby Tamara Kay

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    Argues that, collectively, unions can help shape how the rules governing the global economy are made. more...

  • Intern Nationby Ross Perlin

    Verso Books 2012; US$ 14.95

    Millions of young people?and increasingly some not-so-young people?now work as interns. They famously shuttle coffee in a thousand magazine offices, legislative backrooms, and Hollywood studios, but they also deliver aid in Afghanistan, map the human genome, and pick up garbage. Intern Nation is the first exposé of the exploitative world of internships.... more...

  • Playing the Whoreby Melissa Gira Grant

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 14.95

    Recent years have seen a panic over ?online red-light districts,? which supposedly seduce vulnerable young women into a life of degradation, and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof?s live tweeting of a Cambodian brothel raid. But rarely do these fearful, salacious dispatches come from sex workers themselves, and rarely do they deviate from the... more...

  • Shadowbossesby Mallory Factor; Elizabeth Factor

    Center Street 2012; US$ 19.20

    SHADOWBOSSES reads like an organized crime novel, but it's actually a true story of how labor unions are infiltrating our government and corrupting our political process. This compelling and insightful book exposes how unions have organized federal, state, and local government employees without their consent, and how government employee unions are... more...

  • Shadowbossesby Mallory Factor; Elizabeth Factor

    Center Street 2012; Not Available

    SHADOWBOSSES reads like an organized crime novel, but it's actually a true story of how labor unions are infiltrating our government and corrupting our political process. This compelling and insightful book exposes how unions have organized federal, state, and local government employees without their consent, and how government employee unions are... more...

  • Unions For Beginnersby David Cogswell; C.M. Butzer

    For Beginners 2012; US$ 16.99

    Do you appreciate your forty-hour, five-day workweek? Appreciate having a safe working environment? Unions made this all possible in one way or another. Unions bring value to all sectors of a society. As the champion of people power versus corporate power, unions help to spread the benefits of production throughout a society. Regardless of the state... more...

  • Collective Bargaining and the Battle of Ohioby John T. McNay

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    The story of how the Ohio conference of the American Association of University Professors mobilized its resources and fought alongside Teamsters, firefighters, janitors, and police to defeat Ohio Senate Bill 5 by referendum, restoring collective bargain rights across the state. more...

  • Valueby Diane Elson

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 17.95

    This republication of a long out-of-print collection of essays, first published in 1979, focuses on the elusive concept of ?value.? The field of study surrounding the theory of value remains comparatively sparse in Anglophone circles, and the essays here aim to answer the question, ?Why is Marx?s theory of value important?? From the Trade Paperback... more...