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  • Disposable Peopleby Kevin Bales

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 32.95

    Slavery is illegal throughout the world, yet more than twenty-seven million people are still trapped in one of history's oldest social institutions. Kevin Bales's disturbing story of slavery today reaches from brick kilns in Pakistan and brothels in Thailand to the offices of multinational corporations. His investigation of conditions in Mauritania,... more...

  • Just One of the Guys?by Kristen Schilt

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 30.00 US$ 25.50

    The fact that men and women continue to receive unequal treatment at work is a point of contention among politicians, the media, and scholars. Common explanations for this disparity range from biological differences between the sexes to the conscious and unconscious biases that guide hiring and promotion decisions. Just One of the Guys? sheds new... more...

  • Resolving Conflicts at Workby Kenneth Cloke; Joan Goldsmith

    Wiley 2011; US$ 22.95 US$ 19.99

    The classic text on resolving workplace conflicts, fully revised and updated Resolving Conflicts at Work is a guide for preventing and resolving conflicts, miscommunications, and misunderstandings at work, including dozens of techniques for revealing how the inevitable disputes and divisions in the workplace are actually opportunities for greater... more...

  • NAFTA and the Politics of Labor Transnationalismby Tamara Kay

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    This book argues that, collectively, unions can help shape how the rules governing the global economy are made. more...

  • Unions For Beginnersby David Cogswell; C.M. Butzer

    For Beginners 2012; US$ 16.99

    Do you appreciate your forty-hour, five-day workweek? Appreciate having a safe working environment? Unions made this all possible in one way or another. Unions bring value to all sectors of a society. As the champion of people power versus corporate power, unions help to spread the benefits of production throughout a society. Regardless of the state... more...

  • Collective Bargaining and the Battle of Ohioby John T. McNay

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    The story of how the Ohio conference of the American Association of University Professors mobilized its resources and fought alongside Teamsters, firefighters, janitors, and police to defeat Ohio Senate Bill 5 by referendum, restoring collective bargain rights across the state. more...

  • Labour and Transnational Action in Times of Crisisby Andreas Bieler; Roland Erne; Darragh Golden; Idar Helle; Knut Kjeldstadli; Tiago Matos; Sabina Stan

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2015; US$ 44.99

    Exploring a range of transnational labour movements, the book provides a theory for understanding how collective action succeeds and fails. more...

  • Forging a Laboring Raceby Paul R.D. Lawrie

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 25.00

    Forging a Laboring Race  foregrounds the working black body as both a category of analysis and lived experience.    “How does it feel to be a problem?” asked W.E.B. DuBois in The Souls of Black Folk. For many thinkers across the color line, the “Negro problem” was inextricably linked to the concurrent “labor problem,” occasioning debates regarding... more...

  • Trade Unions and Workplace Democracy in Africaby Gérard Kester

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Can democracy only survive if it is participatory? Is participatory democracy a prerequisite for sustainable development? Are trade unions the most appropriate body through which such aims can be implemented? These critical questions are tackled in Gérard Kester's book, Trade Unions and Workplace Democracy in Africa, which applies an unparalleled... more...

  • The Power to Dismissby Patrick Emmenegger

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 89.99

    This book provides the first detailed analysis of the political regulation of dismissal protection and temporary employment in Western Europe from the establishment of freedom of contract in the 19th century until the heyday of two-tier labour market reforms in the 2000s. more...