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  • Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell)by Jane Mcalevey; Bob Ostertag

    Verso Books 2012; US$ 25.95

    In 1995, in the first contested election in the history ofthe AFL-CIO, John Sweeney won the presidency of the nation?s largest laborfederation, promising renewal and resurgence. Today, less than 7 percent ofAmerican private-sector workers belong to a union, the lowest percentage sincethe beginning of the twentieth century, and public employee collectivebargaining... 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$ 27.24

    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...

  • Left Outby Judith Stepan-Norris; Maurice Zeitlin

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 37.00

    This book, first published in 2002, analyzes the legacy of the Communists in the CIO between the 1930s and 1950s. more...

  • Hard Choicesby Kathleen Gerson

    University of California Press 1986; US$ 21.56

    How do women choose between work and family commitments? And what are the causes, limits, and consequences of the "subtle revolution" in women's choices over the 1960s and 1970s? To answer these questions, Kathleen Gerson analyzes the experiences of a carefully selected group of middle-class and working-class women who were young adults in the 1970s.... more...

  • The Union Makes Us Strongby David Wellman

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 34.00

    This book challenges the notion that American labour history is a history of defeat and accommodation. more...

  • Who's Not Working and Whyby Frederic L. Pryor; David L. Schaffer

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 30.00

    This 1999 book explains why wages have become unequal, why wages in high-skilled jobs have risen while others have stagnated or fallen. more...

  • Trade Union Merger Strategiesby Roger Undy

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 124.99

    As Trade Union membership has declined, union mergers have been prominent features in strategies of revitalization. Yet, there is very little systematic and empirical research into the effects of union mergers on the unions actually merging or of their impact on the wider union movement. This ground-breaking study fills this gap with its in-depth analysis... more...