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  • The Slave Next Doorby Kevin Bales; Ron Soodalter

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 24.95 US$ 19.96

    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...

  • Immigration and the Work Forceby George J. Borjas; Richard B. Freeman

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    Since the 1970s, the striking increase in immigration to the United States has been accompanied by a marked change in the composition of the immigrant community, with a much higher percentage of foreign-born workers coming from Latin America and Asia and a dramatically lower percentage from Europe. This timely study is unique in presenting new... more...

  • NAFTA and the Politics of Labor Transnationalismby Tamara Kay

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    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...

  • Forging a Laboring Raceby Paul R.D. Lawrie

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 42.50

    ?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 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...

  • The Power to Dismissby Patrick Emmenegger

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 89.99 US$ 77.39

    This book provides the first detailed analysis of the political regulation of dismissal protection and temporary employment in Western Europe from the establishment of freedom of contract in the 19th century until the heyday of two-tier labour market reforms in the 2000s. more...