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Inequality in the Workplace
Labor Market Reform in Japan and Korea
Jiyeoun Song
Jiyeoun Song focuses on South Korea and Japan, which have advanced labor market reform and confronted the rapid rise of a split in labor markets between protected regular workers and underprotected and underpaid nonregular workers.



Collective Bargaining under Duress
Case Studies of Major North American Industries
This volume highlights the recent state of collective bargaining in eight different industries across both the private and public sectors.



Global Unions, Local Power
The New Spirit of Transnational Labor Organizing
Jamie K. McCallum
Jamie K. McCallum tells the story of SEIU's successful and aggressive campaign to organize G4S, a global security services company.



Ties that Bind
Cultural Identity, Class, and Law in Vietnam's Labor Resistance
Tran Ngoc Angie
This book explores Vietnamese labor history from the French colonial period to the contemporary era, tracing a vibrant tradition of workers' resistance to oppressive conditions.



Holding the Shop Together
German Industrial Relations in the Postwar Era
Stephen J. Silvia
Stephen J. Silvia examines the oscillations of the German economy across the entire postwar period through one of its most important components: the industrial relations system.



Cleaning Up
How Hospital Outsourcing Is Hurting Workers and Endangering Patients
Dan Zuberi
Dan Zuberi looks at the consequences of outsourcing hospital cleaning and food preparation from two perspectives: its impact on patient safety and its role in increasing socioeconomic inequality.



Hazard or Hardship
Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work
Jeffrey Hilgert
Hilgert finds that the protection of the right to refuse unsafe work, as constituted under international labor standards, is a failure and calls for a reexamination of worker health and safety policy from the ground up.



Hardhats, Hippies, and Hawks
The Vietnam Antiwar Movement as Myth and Memory
Penny Lewis
An engaging "counter-memory" of a diverse, cross-class opposition to the Vietnam War that included the labor movement, working-class students, soldiers and veterans, and Black Power, civil rights, and Chicano activists.



Behind the Kitchen Door
Saru Jayaraman
A groundbreaking exploration of the political, economic, and moral implications of dining out, focusing on the lives of restaurant workers in major cities across the United States.



The Chicken Trail
Following Workers, Migrants, and Corporations across the Americas
Kathleen C. Schwartzman
The Chicken Trail examines the impact of globalization—and of NAFTA in particular—on the North American poultry industry, focusing on the displacement of African American workers in the southeast United States and workers in Mexico.



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