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Labor & Industrial Relations

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Safe Design and Construction of Machineryby Dr Elizabeth Bluff

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    The origin of this book is the compelling evidence that a high proportion of machinery-related deaths and injuries are attributable to genuine and serious risks originating within machine design and construction. This trend continues despite significant legal obligations, notably the European regulatory regime giving effect to the Machinery Directive... more...

  • Los Alamosby Chuck Montano

    Desert Tortoise Publishing, LLC 2015; US$ 9.99

    Growing up in the shadow of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) the author, Chuck Montano, was thrilled to land a job there. But he never imagined the dangerous world he was about to enter. Los Alamos: A Whistleblower’s Diary is a shocking account of foul play, theft and abuse at our nation’s premier nuclear R&D installation, where... more...

  • A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990sby Nancy Woloch

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.50

    A Class by Herself explores the historical role and influence of protective legislation for American women workers, both as a step toward modern labor standards and as a barrier to equal rights. Spanning the twentieth century, the book tracks the rise and fall of women-only state protective laws?such as maximum hour laws, minimum wage laws, and... more...

  • Solidarity Unionismby Staughton Lynd; Immanuel Ness; Mike Konopacki

    PM Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Critical reading for all who care about the future of labor, Solidarity Unionism draws deeply on Staughton Lynd?s experiences as a labor lawyer and activist in Youngstown, Ohio, and on his profound understanding of the history of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO). The book helps us begin to put not only movement, but also vision, back... more...

  • Life Supportby Kalindi Vora

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    From call centers, overseas domestic labor, and customer care to human organ selling, gestational surrogacy, and knowledge work, such as software programming, life itself is channeled across the globe from one population to another. In Life Support , Kalindi Vora demonstrates how biological bodies have become a new kind of global biocapital. Vora... more...

  • Women and European Employmentby Colette Fagan; Damian Grimshaw; Jill Rubery; Mark Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 250.00

    This is the first comprehensive and up-to-date study of the contribution of women and men to changing European economic activity patterns covering all fifteen member states. Based on the work of the European Commission's network of experts on women's employment, it draws on both national and European data sources. The book links trends in the structures... more...