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Labor & Industrial Relations

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  • The Sociology of Workby Stephen Edgell

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 42.00

    A bold new edition of this popular textbook. Including a host of up-to-date examples and greatly improved pedagogy, it will continue to be adopted on courses in sociology and business and management departments worldwide. more...

  • Workingby Studs Terkel

    The New Press 2011; US$ 18.99

    WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY ADAM COHEN OF THE NEW YORK TIMES Perhaps Studs Terkel's best-known book, Working is a compelling look at jobs and the people who do them. Consisting of over one hundred interviews with everyone from a gravedigger to a studio head, from a policeman to a piano tuner, this book provides an enduring portrait of people's feelings... more...

  • Making the Empire Workby Daniel E. Bender; Jana K. Lipman

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 28.00

    Millions of laborers, from the Philippines to the Caribbean, performed the work of the United States empire. Forging a global economy connecting the tropics to the industrial center, workers harvested sugar, cleaned hotel rooms, provided sexual favors, and filled military ranks. Placing working men and women at the center of the long history of the... more...

  • NAFTA and the Politics of Labor Transnationalismby Tamara Kay

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    This book argues that, collectively, unions can help shape how the rules governing the global economy are made. 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...

  • Labour and Transnational Action in Times of Crisisby Andreas Bieler; Roland Erne; Darragh Golden; Idar Helle; Knut Kjeldstadli; Tiago Matos; Sabina Stan

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2015; US$ 40.99

    Exploring a range of transnational labour movements, the book provides a theory for understanding how collective action succeeds and fails. more...

  • Netzwerke im Politikfeld 'lokale Arbeitsmarktpolitik'by Ulf Keller

    Lambertus-Verlag 2008; Not Available

    Das vorliegende Buch macht sich zur Aufgabe, das Politikfeld "lokale Arbeitsmarktpolitik" anhand vier Dimensionen zu erkunden und zu illustrieren. Themen und Aufgaben, Institutionen, Akteure und Prozesse. Der Autor geht der Frage nach, vor welchen Herausforderungen politische Steuerung im Politikfeld "lokaler Arbeitsmarktpolitik"... more...

  • The CIO, 1935-1955by Robert H. Zieger

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    The Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) encompassed the largest sustained surge of worker organization in American history. Robert Zieger charts the rise of this industrial union movement, from the founding of the CIO by John L. Lewis in 1935 to its merger under Walter Reuther with the American Federation of Labor in 1955. Exploring themes of... more...

  • Trade Unions and Workplace Democracy in Africaby Gérard Kester

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Can democracy only survive if it is participatory? Is participatory democracy a prerequisite for sustainable development? Are trade unions the most appropriate body through which such aims can be implemented? These critical questions are tackled in GĂ©rard Kester's book, Trade Unions and Workplace Democracy in Africa, which applies an unparalleled... more...