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From the Ashes of the Old: American Labor and America's Future

By: Aronowitz, Stanley

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Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN: 6/10/2016

Seller ID: 9780395881323

ISBN: 0395881323

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The future of American labor is deeply connected to America's future. In the last quarter century, most American workers -- blue collar, white collar, and professional -- have taken an enormous hit, while only 20 percent of the population has prospered. Corporate downsizing, technological change, mergers, and acquisitions have cut the workforce by half in some industries; in others, the best-paid employees have lost their jobs and have been replaced by part-time, temporary workers who often lack benefits. Meanwhile, government protections are slowly fading from the lives of ordinary Americans ... View more info

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Closing: The Life and Death of an American Factory

By: Bamberger, Bill

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Publisher: 6/13/2016

Seller ID: 9780393045680

ISBN: 0393045684

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Through the intimate and compelling personal stories of American workers in a small factory town, Closing explores the meaning of work at the end of the twentieth century -- what it means when you have it, what it means when you don't.The story of the White Furniture Company -- a century-old, family-owned business that was bought out by a huge corporate conglomerate and later closed -- puts a human face on the economic realities of the 1990s. Bill Bamberger took his revealing and powerful photographs during the last four months of operation on the factory floor, working side by side with th... View more info

Capital Moves: RCA's Seventy-Year Quest for Cheap Labor

By: Cowie, Jefferson

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Seller ID: 9781565846593D

ISBN: 9781565846593D

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Division of Labor in Society, The

By: Durkheim, Emile

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Publisher: 3/11/2015

Seller ID: 9780684836386

ISBN: 0684836386

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Originally published in 1893 and never out of print, Emile Durkheim's groundbreaking work remains one of the cornerstone texts of the sociological canon--now updated and re-translated in this new edition.As the Industrial Revolution was changing the landscape of society, Durkheim presented a new vision of the social structures at the root of capitalism, and the issues he grappled with still resound today. If pre-industrial societies were held together by common values, sentiments, and norms, equally shared by all, what holds modern societies, with their complex division of labor and non-coh... View more info

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Labor Pains: Inside America's New Union Movement

By: Erem, Suzan

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Publisher: MONTHLY REVIEW PR:

Seller ID: 9781583670583

ISBN: 1583670580

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Labor Pains is an insider's account of the struggle to rebuild a vibrant and powerful trade union movement in the United States. It takes as its starting point the daily experience of a union organizer, and brings that experience to life. It enables us to grasp how the conflicting demands of race, class, and gender are lived in the new union movement.The role of the unions is defined mainly by larger economic and political agendas. While keeping these agendas clearly in sight, Erem focuses primarily on aspects of the life of the union which often remain hidden. The personal crises of uni... View more info

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German Worker: Working-Class Autobriographies from the Age of Industrialization

By: Europe/Kelly, Alfred

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Publisher: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR:

Seller ID: 0520061241

ISBN: 0520061241

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Writing the Wrongs: Eva Valesh and the Rise of Labor Journalism

By: Faue, Elizabeth

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Publisher: 6/13/2016

Seller ID: 9780801434617

ISBN: 0801434610

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Eva McDonald Valesh was one of the Progressive Era's foremost labor publicists. Challenging the narrow confines placed on women, Valesh became a successful investigative journalist, organizer, and public speaker for labor reform.Valesh was a compatriot of the labor leaders of her day and the "right-hand man" of Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor. Events she covered during her colorful, unconventional reporting career included the Populist revolt, the Cuban crisis of the 1890s, and the 1910 Shirtwaistmakers' uprising. She was described as bright, even "comet-like, ... View more info

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Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs a New Kind of Labor Movement

By: Geoghegan, Thomas

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Publisher: NEW PR:

Seller ID: 9781595588364

ISBN: 1595588361

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Which Side Are You On

By: Geoghegan,Thomas

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Publisher: NEW PR: 8/11/2012

Seller ID: 9781565848863

ISBN: 1565848861

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When it first appeared in hardcover, Which Side Are You On? received widespread critical accolades, and was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction. In this new paperback edition, Thomas Geoghegan has updated his eloquent plea for the relevance of organized labor in America with an afterword covering the labor movement through the 1990s. A funny, sharp, unsentimental career memoir, Which Side Are You On? pairs a compelling history of the rise and near-fall of labor in the United States with an idealist's disgruntled exercise in self-evaluation. Writing with the honest... View more info

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My Job My Self

By: Gini, Al

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Publisher: ROUTLEDGE CHAPMAN HALL: 10/11/2010

Seller ID: 9780415926362

ISBN: 041592636X

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In My Job My Self, Gini plumbs a wide range of statistics, interviews with workers, surveys from employers and employees, and his own experiences and memories, to explore why we work, how our work affects us, and what we will become as a nation of workers. My Job, My Self speaks to every employed person who has yet to understand the costs and challenges of a lifetime of labor. View more info

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Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker

By: Greenhouse, Steven

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Publisher: ANCHOR:

Seller ID: 9781400096527

ISBN: 1400096529

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Why, in the world's most affluent nation, are so many corporations squeezing their employees dry? In this fresh, carefully researched book, "New York Times "reporter Steven Greenhouse explores the economic, political, and social trends that are transforming America's workplaces, including the decline of the social contract that created the world's largest middle class and guaranteed job security and good pensions. We meet all kinds of workers--white-collar and blue-collar, high-tech and low-tech, middle-class and low-income--as we see shocking examples of injustice, including employees who are... View more info

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Work, Culture and Society in Industrializing America

By: Gutman, Herbert

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Seller ID: 0394722515

ISBN: 0394722515

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Worktown: The Astonishing Story of the Project that launched Mass Observation

By: Hall, DAvid

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Seller ID: 9780297871682

ISBN: 0297871684

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Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World

By: Hall, Jacquelyn

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Publisher: UNIV OF NORTH CAROLINA PR:

Seller ID: 9780807848791

ISBN: 0807848794

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Since its original publication in 1987, "Like a Family" has become a classic in the study of American labor history. Basing their research on a series of extraordinary interviews, letters, and articles from the trade press, the authors uncover the voices and experiences of workers in the Southern cotton mill industry during the 1920s and 1930s. Now with a new afterword, this edition stands as an invaluable contribution to American social history. View more info

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Out of the Jungle: jimmy Hoffa and the Remaking of the American Working Class

By: Hoffa, Jimmy/Russel, Thaddeus

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Publisher: 2/14/2013

Seller ID: 9780375411571

ISBN: 0375411577

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Jimmy Hoffa was not like Walter Reuther, John L. Lewis, Philip Murray, or other American labor leaders -- he essentially had no ideology; his focus was on financial gain for his union's members.Thaddeus Russell describes Hoffa's rise: from his Indiana boyhood, to his first jobs and involvement with the Teamsters in Detroit, to his rise to leadership within the union, to his often brutal and sometimes corrupt tactics in warfare with employers and other unions, to his troubles within the AFL-CIO and the eventual expulsion from the Teamsters, to Hoffa's imprisonment and eventual disappearance.... View more info

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Ravenswood: The Steelworkers' Victory and the Revival of American Labor

By: Juravich, Tom/Bronfenbrenner,

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Publisher: 6/13/2016

Seller ID: 9780801436338

ISBN: 0801436338

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On November 1, 1990, just as its contract with the United Steelworkers of America was about to expire, Ravenswood Aluminum Corporation locked out its seventeen hundred employees and hired permanent replacements. Despite deteriorating conditions that had led to five deaths in the previous year, the company had refused to discuss safety and health issues. The strikers faced an industry in turmoil, a plant manager with a grudge against the union, and a business controlled by a billionaire fugitive from justice. Tom Juravich and Kate Bronfenbrenner describe how victory was achieved through the com... View more info

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Why Labor Organizing Should Be a Civil Right

By: Kahlenberg, Richard D.

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Publisher: CENTURY FOUND PR:

Seller ID: 9780870785238

ISBN: 0870785230

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American society has grown dramatically more unequal over the past quarter century. The economic gains of American workers after World War II have slowly been eroded --in part because organized labor has gone from encompassing one-third of the private sector workers to less than one-tenth. One reason for the labor movement's collapse is the existence of weak labor laws that, for example, impose only minimal penalties on employers who illegally fire workers for trying to organize a union. Attempts to reform labor law have fallen short because labor is caught in a political box: To achieve re... View more info

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Enemy Within The Mcclellan Committee's Crisade Against Jimmy Hoffa and Corrupt L

By: Kennedy, Robert F

Price: $10.00

Publisher: DA CAPO PR: 8/7/2015

Seller ID: 9780306805905

ISBN: 0306805901

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This is the authoritative, compelling account of one of the most famous, consummate, and effective Senate investigations in modern Congressional history. From 1956 to 1959 the Senate Select Committee on Improper Activities in the Labor or Management Field (chaired by Sen. McClellan and guided by chief counsel Robert Kennedy) heard more than 1500 witnesses and uncovered a shocking story, proving that labor leaders, management, the underworld, and public officials, sometimes in combination, sometimes separately, had worked to cheat and intimidate the rank-and-file union members. These revelation... View more info

Enemy Within The Mcclellan Committee's Crisade Against Jimmy Hoffa and Corrupt L

By: Kennedy, Robert F

Price: $4.00

Publisher: 8/7/2015

Seller ID: 11113471

ISBN: 11113471

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Engineering Culture

By: Kunda, Gideon

Price: $5.00

Publisher: TEMPLE UNIV PR: 3/26/2011

Seller ID: 9781592135462

ISBN: 1592135463

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