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- The New Press 2016; US$ 15.99
The fight for a higher minimum wage has become the biggest national labor story in decades. Beginning in November 2012, strikes by fast food workers spread across the country, landing in Seattle in May 2013. Within a year, Seattle had adopted a $15 minimum wage?the highest in the United States?without a bloody political battle. Combining history,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95
From the author of the Pulitzer Prize?winning Arab and Jew, an intimate portrait unfolds of working American families struggling against insurmountable odds to escape poverty. As David K. Shipler makes clear in this powerful, humane study, the invisible poor are engaged in the activity most respected in American ideology?hard, honest work. But... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00
Labor Standards in International Supply Chains examines developments in working conditions over the past thirty years. The authors analyze the stakeholders and mechanisms that create challenges and opportunities for improving labor rights around the world, in sectors including apparel, footwear and electronics. Extended examples from China, Honduras,... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- NYU Press 2016; US$ 50.00
?How does it feel to be a problem?? asked W.E.B. DuBois in The Souls of Black Folk. For many thinkers across the color line, the ?Negro problem? was inextricably linked to the concurrent ?labor problem,? occasioning debates regarding blacks? role in the nation?s industrial past, present and future. With blacks freed from the seemingly protective embrace... more...
- 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...
- 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 Gérard Kester's book, Trade Unions and Workplace Democracy in Africa, which applies an unparalleled... more...