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The Revolution of ’28
Al Smith, American Progressivism, and the Coming of the New Deal
Robert Chiles
The Revolution of ’28 explores the career of New York governor and 1928 Democratic presidential nominee Alfred E. Smith. Robert Chiles peers into Smith’s work and uncovers a distinctive strain of American progressivism that resonated among urban, ethnic, working-class Americans in the early twentieth century. The book charts the rise of that...



Rights, Not Interests
Resolving Value Clashes under the National Labor Relations Act
James A. Gross
This provocative book by the leading historian of the National Labor Relations Board offers a reexamination of the NLRB and the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by applying internationally accepted human rights principles as standards for judgment. These new standards challenge every orthodoxy in U.S. labor law and labor relations. James A...



The Rise and Fall of the Miraculous Welfare Machine
Immigration and Social Democracy in Twentieth-Century Sweden
Carly Elizabeth Schall
In this book Carly Elizabeth Schall acknowledges the important role of ethnic homogeneity in Sweden's thriving welfare state, but she argues that it mattered primarily because political elites—especially social democrats—made it matter.



Stanley’s Girl
Poems
Susan Eisenberg
The fiercely lyrical poetry of Stanley’s Girl is rooted in Susan Eisenberg’s experience as one of the first women to enter the construction industry and from her decades gathering accounts of others to give scaffolding to that history. Eisenberg charts her own induction into the construction workplace culture and how tradeswomen from across the...



Third Wave Capitalism
How Money, Power, and the Pursuit of Self-Interest Have Imperiled the American Dream
John Ehrenreich
In Third Wave Capitalism, John Ehrenreich documents the emergence of a new stage in the history of American capitalism.Just as the industrial capitalism of the nineteenth century gave way to corporate capitalism in the twentieth, recent decades have witnessed corporate capitalism evolving into a new phase.



Too Few Women at the Top
The Persistence of Inequality in Japan
Kumiko Nemoto
In Too Few Women at the Top, Kumiko Nemoto draws on theoretical insights regarding Japan's coordinated capitalism and institutional stasis to challenge claims that the surge in women’s education and employment will logically lead to the decline of gender inequality and eventually improve women’s status in the Japanese workplace. 



Transforming the Clunky Organization
Pragmatic Leadership Skills for Breaking Inertia
Samuel B. Bacharach
Organizations, like people, get stuck! They get ensnared in routines and processes, and they fall back into old habits. This is the dangerous period of inertia, the period that precedes failure, when organizations show signs of sluggishness.In Transforming the Clunky Organization Samuel B. Bacharach specifies why organizations fall into...



Undoing Work, Rethinking Community
A Critique of the Social Function of Work
James A Chamberlain, James A. Chamberlain
This revolutionary book presents a new conception of community and the struggle against capitalism. In Undoing Work, Rethinking Community, James A. Chamberlain argues that paid work and the civic duty to perform it substantially undermines freedom and justice. Chamberlain believes that to seize back our time and transform our society, we must...



Unfinished Business
Paid Family Leave in California and the Future of U.S. Work-Family Policy
Ruth Milkman, Eileen Appelbaum
Unfinished Business documents the history and impact of California's paid family leave program, the first of its kind in the United States, which began in 2004.



Unions and the City
Negotiating Urban Change
Unions and the City serves as a road map toward both a stronger labor movement and a socially just urbanism. Focusing on four key economic sectors (film, hospitality, green energy, and child care), this book reveals that unions can exert a surprising level of influence in various aspects of urban policymaking.



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