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Taxi!
Cabs and Capitalism in New York City
Biju Mathew
"Mathew, as a member of the Organizing Committee of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, has a unique perspective on the plight of immigrant taxi drivers. . . . Mathew explores the history of New York's taxicab industry, which has been in a cycle of...



To Plead Our Own Cause
Personal Stories by Today's Slaves
Contains 95 narratives by slaves and former slaves from around the globe that movingly and eloquently chronicle the horrors of contemporary slavery, the process of becoming free, and the challenges faced by former slaves as they build a life in freedom.



Citizen Employers
Business Communities and Labor in Cincinnati and San Francisco, 1870–1916
Jeffrey Haydu
Haydu compares the very different employer attitudes and experiences that guided labor-capital relations in two American cities: Cincinnati and San Francisco.



European Unions
Labor's Quest for a Transnational Democracy
Roland Erne
Roland Erne's view of transnational trade union networks challenges the assertion that no realistic prospect exists for remedying the European Union's democratic deficit—that is, its domination by corporate interests and lack of a cohesive...



A Measure of Fairness
The Economics of Living Wages and Minimum Wages in the United States
Robert Pollin, Mark Brenner, Stephanie Luce, Jeannette Wicks-Lim
In early 2007, there were approximately 140 living wage ordinances in place throughout the United States. Communities around the country frequently debate new proposals of this sort. Additionally, as a result of ballot initiatives, twenty-nine...



Corporate Wasteland
The Landscape and Memory of Deindustrialization
Steven High, David W. Lewis
Deindustrialization is not simply an economic process, but a social and cultural one as well. The rusting detritus of our industrial past—the wrecked hulks of factories, abandoned machinery too large to remove, and now-useless infrastructures—has for...



Postcommunist Welfare States
Reform Politics in Russia and Eastern Europe
Linda J. Cook
Cook explores the politics and policy of social welfare from 1990 to 2004 in the Russian Federation, Poland, Hungary, Belarus, and Kazakhstan.



Fading Corporatism
Israel's Labor Law and Industrial Relations in Transition
Guy Mundlak
Since the 1980s, industrial relations and labor law in Israel have rapidly changed from a European style of corporatism to a model of pluralism familiar to North America. The country's legal and industrial relations systems have become...



Global Unions
Challenging Transnational Capital through Cross-Border Campaigns
To meet the challenges of globalization, unions must improve their understanding of the changing nature of corporate ownership structures and practices, and they must develop alliances and strategies appropriate to the new environment. Global Unions...



Employee Pensions
Policies, Problems, and Possibilities
This volume outlines a fresh view on pension plans from the perspective of both the employer and employee, describing the possibilities in American labor relations and in Congress to meet employers' needs to compete and to fulfill the enduring desire...



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