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Labor & Industrial Relations

  • Workplace Equality in Europeby Dr Anna Paraskevopoulou; Professor Sonia McKay

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Drawing on data from a Europe wide project, together with existing data on equality and diversity initiatives, this book explores the work of trade unions in supporting equality and anti-discrimination policies across Europe and, in particular, the processes and collaborations involved in incorporating equality and diversity policies into trade union... more...

  • The European Social Model in Crisisby Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    This is the first book to provide a comprehensive and systematic assessment of the impact of the crisis and austerity policies on all elements of the European Social Model. This book assesses the situation in each individual EU member state on the basis of detailed empirical evidence and concrete case studies. more...

  • The Influence Machineby Alyssa Katz

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.00

    An illuminating history and groundbreaking investigation tracing how a single trade organization turned itself into the most dangerous political weapon in America á When Americans hear the words ?Chamber of Commerce,? many still think of the local business associations that spruce up Main Streets and sponsor Little League teams around the country.... more...

  • Take This Job and Ship Itby Byron L. Dorgan

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 22.99

    Our trade deficit increases by $2 billion a day. Pharmaceutical companies and their lobbyists have such influence in Washington that Medicare, by current law, is not allowed to negotiate lower drug prices. We import oil on an ever-increasing scale, putting ourselves into dept with the Saudis, the Kuwaitis, and other Middle Eastern nations. With their... more...

  • Henry George and the Crisis of Inequalityby Edward O'Donnell

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 37.99

    The remarkable explosion of American industrial output and national wealth at the end of the nineteenth century was matched by a troubling rise in poverty and worker unrest. As politicians and intellectuals fought over who to blame for this crisis, Henry George (1839ľ1897) published Progress and Poverty (1879), a radical critique of laissez-faire... more...

  • Continental Crucibleby Richard Roman; Edur Velasco Arregui; Mel Watkins; Steve Early

    PM Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    The crucible of North American neoliberal transformation is heating up, but its outcome is far from clear. Continental Crucible examines the clash between the corporate offensive and the forces of resistance from both a pancontinental and a class struggle perspective. This book also illustrates the ways in which the capitalist classes in Canada,... more...

  • Migrant Citizenship from Belowby Kyoko Shinozaki

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

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  • Health in the Cityby Tanya Hart

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 47.00

    Shortly after the dawn of the twentieth century, the New York City Department of Health decided to address what it perceived as the racial nature of health. It delivered heavily racialized care in different neighborhoods throughout the city: syphillis treatment among African Americans, tuberculosis for Italian Americans, and so on. It was a challenging... more...

  • Jornaleroby Juan Thomas Ordonez

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The United States has seen a dramatic rise in the number of informal day labor sites in the last two decades. Typically frequented by Latin American men (mostly "undocumented" immigrants), these sites constitute an important source of unskilled manual labor. Despite day laborers? ubiquitous presence in urban areas, however, their very existence is... more...

  • Increasing Motorcycle Conspicuityby Dr Michael G LennÚ; Mr Lars R÷▀ger; Professor Geoff Underwood; Dr Mark S Young

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    It?s a widely recognised trend that powered-two-wheelers (PTWs) use has been steadily increasing and is projected to increase further. While providing benefits to the community in the form of reduced traffic congestion and environmental benefits, the risks to PTW riders remain and visibility will always be a key issue. Increasing Motorcycle Conspicuity... more...