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  • Hermes on Two Wheelsby Kevin Wehr

    UPA 2009; US$ 32.99

    This book shows the dynamic world of the bicycle messenger through a sociological lens, based on a five-year participant observation study. The research shows how messengers work within a political-economic system that devalues semi-skilled labor and strips people of emotional fulfillment. more...

  • Labor Relations in Educationby Todd A. DeMitchell

    R&L Education 2010; US$ 37.99

    This book explores unions and collective bargaining in the public schools of America. Changes that may move labor relations into professional relations and away from the industrial labor union model and diminish the schism that exists between educators are discussed. more...

  • Informal Labor, Formal Politics, and Dignified Discontent in Indiaby Rina Agarwala

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    This book examines informal workers' alternative social movements in India. more...

  • Korean Workers and Neoliberal Globalizationby Kevin Gray

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    One of the most remarkable aspects of South Korea?s transition from impoverished post-colonial nation to fully-fledged industrialized democracy has been the growth of its independent and dynamic labour movement. Korean Workers and Neoliberal Globalisation examines current trends and transformations within the Korean labour movement since the 1990s.... more...

  • It Started in Wisconsinby Mari Jo Buhle; Paul Buhle; John Nichols; Michael Moore; Patrick Barrett

    Verso Books 2012; US$ 14.95

    In the spring of 2011, Wisconsinites took to the streets in what became the largest and liveliest labor demonstrations in modern American history. Protesters in the Middle East sent greetings?and pizzas?to the thousands occupying the Capitol building in Madison, and 150,000 demonstrators converged on the city. In a year that has seen a revival of... more...

  • Scattered Sandby Hsiao-Hung Pai; Gregor Benton

    Verso Books 2012; US$ 19.95

    Each year, 200 million workers from China?s vast rural interior travel between cities and provinces in search of employment: the largest human migration in history. This indispensable army of labour accounts for half of China?s GDP, but is an unorganized workforce??scattered sand,? in Chinese parlance?and the most marginalized and impoverished group... more...

  • 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...

  • Cartography of Revolutionary Anarchismby Michael Schmidt

    AK Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    Freedom and hope in motion: from the classical revolutions to today's anti-capitalist, anti-systematic upheavals. more...

  • Strike for Americaby Micah Uetricht

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 14.95

    The Chicago Teachers Union strike was the most important domestic labor struggle so far this century?and perhaps for the last forty years?and the strongest challenge to the conservative agenda for restructuring education, which advocates for more charter schools and tying teacher salaries to standardized testing, among other changes. In 2012, Chicago... more...

  • Renewing International Labour Studiesby Marcus Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    This volume seeks to re-energise the paradigm of the New International Labour Studies by detailing how struggles over the construction, reproduction, utilisation and restructuring of labour forces are the contested social foundations upon which the global economy stands. Through a combination of theoretical works and a series of case studies, the... more...