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

By: Aronowitz, Stanley

Price: $7.50

Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN: 6/10/2016

Seller ID: 9780395881323

ISBN: 0395881323

Condition: USED


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have cut the workforce by half in some industries; in others, the best-paid employees have lost their jobs and have been replaced by part-time, temporary workers who often lack benefits.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

Price: $5.50

Publisher: 6/13/2016

Seller ID: 9780393045680

ISBN: 0393045684

Condition: USED


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

Florence Kelley and the Children: Factory Inspector in 1890s Chicago

By: Bienen, Leigh Buchanan

Price: $22.50

Seller ID: 9780692291184ND

ISBN: 9780692291184D

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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

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 3/11/2015

Seller ID: 9780684836386

ISBN: 0684836386

Condition: USED


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

Condition: USED


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

By: Faue, Elizabeth

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 6/13/2016

Seller ID: 9780801434617

ISBN: 0801434610

Condition: USED


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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Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path toward Social J

By: Fletcher, Bill

Price: $8.50

Seller ID: 9780520255258

ISBN: 0520255259

Condition: USED


The U.S. trade union movement finds itself today on a global battlefield filled with landmines and littered with the bodies of various social movements and struggles. Candid, incisive, and accessible, "Solidarity Divided "is a critical examination of labor's current crisis and a plan for a bold new way forward into the twenty-first century. Bill Fletcher and Fernando Gapasin, two longtime union insiders whose experiences as activists of color grant them a unique vantage on the problems now facing U.S. labor, offer a remarkable mix of vivid history and probing analysis. They chart changes in U.... View more info

Organized Labor and the Black Worker, 1619-1981

By: Foner, Philip

Price: $8.00

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 0717805948

ISBN: 0717805948

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Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker

By: Greenhouse, Steven

Price: $6.00

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

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

By: Hall, DAvid

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9780297871682

ISBN: 0297871684

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Spirit of Labor

By: Hapgood, Hutchins

Price: $5.00

Publisher: UNIV OF ILLINOIS PR:

Seller ID: 9780252071874

ISBN: 0252071875

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This non-fiction narrative is an entertaining look at labor struggles, anarchist politics, and proletarian culture in Chicago, the heart of the radical labor movement in the turn-of-the-century United States. Through the story of its central character, anarchist carpenter Anton Johannsen, The Spirit of Labor pulls the reader into a vibrant, gritty world inhabited by unionists and scabs, anarchists and socialists, hoboes and tramps, radical reformers, shady politicians and corrupt policemen, workers equipped with "ready fists and honest souls," and by business leaders bent on crushing the city'... 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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Workers and Unions in Wisconsin: A Labor History Anthology

By: Holter, Darryl

Price: $8.00

Publisher: WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOC PR:

Seller ID: 9780870203145

ISBN: 0870203142

Condition: USED


Wisconsin accounts for about two percent of the nation's total population, but its contribution to the history of working people and social reform extends far beyond these numbers. In the early years of the twentieth century, Wisconsin became a veritable laboratory for social and political reform, producing such landmark legislation as workers' compensation, unemployment insurance, and other laws that became models for several states and helped shape federal labor policies. The study of the history of labor also began in Wisconsin when University of Wisconsin economics professor John R. Com... 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

Condition: USED


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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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

Condition: USED


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

Condition: USED


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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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Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the

By: Laskas, Jeanne MArie

Price: $6.00

Publisher: BERKLEY PUB GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780425267271

ISBN: 042526727X

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An Oprah.com "Must-Read Book" In "Hidden America," award-winning journalist Jeanne Marie Laskas dives deep into her subjects and emerges with character-driven stories about the people who make our lives run every day--and yet we barely think of them. Take the men of Hopedale Mining company in Cadiz, Ohio. Laskas spent several weeks with them, both below and above ground, and by the end, you will know not only about their work, but about Pap and his dying mom, Smitty and the mail-order bride who stood him up at the airport, and Scotty and his thwarted dreams of becoming a boxing champ... View more info

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Sweatshop Warriors: Immigrant Women Workers Take On the Global Factory

By: Louie, Miriam Ching Yoon

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9780896086388

ISBN: 0896086380

Condition: USED


In this up-close and personal look at the heroines who make family, community, and society tick, Miriam Ching Yoon Louie showcases immigrant women workers speaking out for themselves, in their own words. While public outrage over sweatshops builds in intensity, this book shows us who these workers really are and how they are leading campaigns to fight for their rights.In-depth, accessible analyses of the immigration, labor, and trade policies, which together have forced these women into the most dangerous, poorly paid jobs, dovetail with vivid portraits of the women themselves. Louie, a ... View more info