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  • The Union of Their Dreamsby Miriam Pawel

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    A generation of Americans came of age boycotting grapes, swept up in a movement that vanquished California's most powerful industry and accomplished the unthinkable: dignity and contracts for farm workers. Four decades later, Cesar Chavez's likeness graces postage stamps, and dozens of schools and streets have been renamed in his honor. But the real... more...

  • Fiscal Austerity and Innovation in Local Governance in Europeby Carlos Nunes Silva; Ján Bucek

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book offers a broad perspective on some of the organizational and financial problems faced by cities and local governments across Europe and analyses the reactions and reforms implemented to address current economic and public finance conditions. The geographical coverage of the case studies, multidisciplinary background of the contributing authors... more...

  • Out in the Unionby Miriam Frank

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 54.50

    Out in the Union tells the continuous story of queer American workers from the mid-1960s through 2013. Miriam Frank shrewdly chronicles the evolution of labor politics with queer activism and identity formation, showing how unions began affirming the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workers in the 1970s and 1980s. She documents... more...

  • Female Labor Supplyby James P. Smith

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 52.00

    This collection of original essays brings econometric theory to bear on the problem of estimating the labor force participation of women. Five scholars here examine, both theoretically and empirically, the determinants of women's wages in the market, the value of their home time, and the factors that affect their employment. Originally published... more...

  • Knowledge: Its Creation, Distribution and Economic Significance, Volume IIIby Fritz Machlup

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 87.50

    Volume III examines in clear and elegant prose the roles of knowledge and information in economics. Part One analyzes the effects of new or uncertain information on market performance; examines the formation and revision of expectations; and provides a classification of literature and an extensive bibliography. Part Two discusses private and social... more...

  • Assembling Flowers and Cultivating Homesby Friedemann-S&; amp; #225; Greta nchez

    Lexington Books 2006; US$ 34.99

    This ethnographic study explores the links between agro-industrial employment in the context of economic adjustment programs and the individual experience of employment and economic change at the household level. Author Greta Friedemann-Sánchez's challenges the current academic consensus that transnational assembly line industries reinforce patriarchal... more...

  • Winning at Collective Bargainingby William L. Sharp

    R&L Education 2012; US$ 35.99

    Whether you are a novice or a seasoned pro, the information and strategies outlined in this collective bargaining guide will enable you to come to the table and negotiate successfully. Comprehensive in scope, the text begins with an historical overview and discussion of state bargaining laws. more...

  • Equal Opportunities and Ethnic Inequality in European Labour Marketsby Karen Kraal; Judith Roosblad; John Wrench

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 34.50

    An international comparative study on scientific research on the employment situation of migrants and ethnic minorities in European countries more...

  • Growing Up Hard in Harlan Countyby G.C. Jones

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 19.95

    G.C. "Red" Jones's classic memoir of growing up in rural eastern Kentucky during the Depression is a story of courage, persistence, and eventual triumph. His priceless and detailed recollections of hardscrabble farming, of the impact of Prohibition on an individualistic people, of the community-destroying mine wars of "Bloody Harlan," and of the drastic... more...

  • Man for All Seasonsby David Grant

    Random House New Zealand 2012; US$ 31.12

    A major biography of Ken Douglas, the most powerful union leader in modern New Zealand history. Ken Douglas was raised in a hardworking, tough-talking, union-focussed Wellington family and got into union politics as a very young working man. Hard-nosed, pragmatic and never scared of a scrap, he rose through the ranks, got deeper into left-wing ideology... more...