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Labor & Industrial Relations

  • Labor Standards in International Supply Chainsby Daniel Berliner; Anne Regan Greenleaf; Milli Lake; Margaret Levi; Jennifer Noveck

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Labor Standards in International Supply Chains examines developments in working conditions over the past thirty years. The authors analyze the stakeholders and mechanisms that create challenges and opportunities for improving labor rights around the world, in sectors including apparel, footwear and electronics. Extended examples from China, Honduras,... more...

  • Leverage of the Weakby Hwa-Jen Liu

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Comparing Taiwan and South Korea strategically, Hwa-Jen Liu seeks an answer to a deceptively simple question: Why do social movements appear at different times in a nation?s development? Despite their apparent resemblance?a colonial heritage, authoritarian rule, rapid industrialization, and structural similarities?Taiwan and South Korea were opposites... more...

  • Making the Empire Workby Daniel E. Bender; Jana K. Lipman

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 28.00

    Millions of laborers, from the Philippines to the Caribbean, performed the work of the United States empire. Forging a global economy connecting the tropics to the industrial center, workers harvested sugar, cleaned hotel rooms, provided sexual favors, and filled military ranks. Placing working men and women at the center of the long history of the... more...

  • Diamonds in the Roughby Todd Cleveland

    Ohio University Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    Diamonds in the Rough explores the lives of African laborers on Angola?s diamond mines from the commencement of operations in 1917 to the colony?s independence from Portugal in 1975. The mines were owned and operated by the Diamond Company of Angola, or Diamang, which enjoyed exclusive mining and labor concessions granted by the colonial government.... more...

  • Strike Action and Nation Buildingby David De Vries

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 90.00

    Strike-action has long been a notable phenomenon in Israeli society, despite forces that have weakened its recurrence, such as the Arab-Jewish conflict, the decline of organized labor, and the increasing precariousness of employment. While the impact of strikes was not always immense, they are deeply rooted in Israel's past during the Ottoman Empire... more...

  • Martyr of Loray Millby Kristina Horton

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    Union organizer and balladeer Ella May became a martyr for workers nationwide when she was murdered on her way to a union meeting in Gastonia, North Carolina, at age 28. A mother of nine and bookkeeper for the communist-led National Textile Workers Union, May worked to organize fellow mill workers in Gaston County. Her efforts to organize black workers--along... more...

  • 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   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...