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  • The Working Poorby David K. Shipler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    ?Nobody who works hard should be poor in America,? writes Pulitzer Prize winner David Shipler. Clear-headed, rigorous, and compassionate, he journeys deeply into the lives of individual store clerks and factory workers, farm laborers and sweat-shop seamstresses, illegal immigrants in menial jobs and Americans saddled with immense student loans and... more...

  • Nickel and Dimedby Barbara Ehrenreich

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 16.99

    Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity. Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that... more...

  • The Slave Next Doorby Kevin Bales; Ron Soodalter

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 21.95

    In this riveting book, authors and authorities on modern day slavery Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter expose the disturbing phenomenon of human trafficking and slavery that exists now in the United States. In The Slave Next Door we find that slaves are all around us, hidden in plain sight: the dishwasher in the kitchen of the neighborhood restaurant,... more...

  • New Labour Policy, Industrial Relations and the Trade Unionsby Steve Coulter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    New Labour was outwardly hostile to trade unions and their concerns. Yet the Blair government worked closely with the TUC on several key employment reforms. Steve Coulter analyses the dimensions of the often fractious Labour-union partnership and shows how the TUC pursued an 'insider lobbying' route to influence the shape of New Labour's policies.... more...

  • Resolving Conflicts at Workby Kenneth Cloke; Joan Goldsmith

    Wiley 2011; US$ 22.95

    The classic text on resolving workplace conflicts, fully revised and updated Resolving Conflicts at Work is a guide for preventing and resolving conflicts, miscommunications, and misunderstandings at work, including dozens of techniques for revealing how the inevitable disputes and divisions in the workplace are actually opportunities for greater... more...

  • Childhood and Child Labour in the British Industrial Revolutionby Jane Humphries

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    A unique 2010 account of childhood during the industrial revolution through the autobiographies of working men of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. more...

  • The Homestead Strikeby Paul Kahan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 33.95

    On July 6, 1892, three hundred armed Pinkerton agents arrived in Homestead, Pennsylvania to retake the Carnegie Steelworks from the company's striking workers. As the agents tried to leave their boats, shots rang out and a violent skirmish began. The confrontation at Homestead was a turning point in the history of American unionism, beginning a rapid... 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...