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Getting the Goods
Ports, Labor, and the Logistics Revolution
Edna Bonacich, Jake B. Wilson
Bonacich and Wilson follow the flow of imports from Asian factories, exploring the roles of importers, container shipping companies, the ports, railroad and trucking companies, and warehouses and their impact on U.S. workers.



The Gloves-off Economy
Workplace Standards at the Bottom of America's Labor Market
Across the United States, increasing numbers of employers are breaking, bending, or evading long-established laws and standards designed to protect workers, from the minimum wage to job safety standards to the right to organize. This "gloves-off...



The Good Temp
Vicki Smith, Esther B. Neuwirth
Temporary agencies place approximately two and a half million people in jobs each day in the United States. Every year, about twelve million people use these placement agencies to find temporary work. Many Americans, even those who desire permanent...



Hard Sell
Work and Resistance in Retail Chains
Peter Ikeler
In Hard Sell, Peter Ikeler traces the low-wage, largely nonunion character of U.S. retail through the history and ultimate failure of twentieth-century retail unionism.



Headhunters
Matchmaking in the Labor Market
William Finlay, James E. Coverdill
Headhunters—third-party agents paid a fee by companies for locating job candidates—perform a unique sales role. The product they sell is people, matching candidates with jobs and companies with candidates. Headhunters affect the professional lives of...



HISCLASS
A Historical International Social Class Scheme
Marco H. D. van Leeuwen, Ineke Maas
A reference work that can be used to systematically compare social class positions, distilled from a dazzling variety of occupational titles, around the world and over a range of periods.



Hoping to Help
The Promises and Pitfalls of Global Health Volunteering
Judith N. Lasker
Hoping to Help is the first book to offer a comprehensive assessment of global health volunteering, based on research into how it currently operates, its benefits and drawbacks, and how it might be organized to contribute most effectively.



It's about Time
Couples and Careers
How do two-career couples manage in a one-career world? It's about Time examines this mismatch between outdated scripts and the experiences of dual-earner couples. It broadens our understanding of occupational and family career strategies couples...



Just Another Car Factory?
Lean Production and Its Discontents
James Rinehart, Christopher Huxley, David Robertson
This study of CAMI Automotive, a unionized joint venture between General Motors and Suzuki, is the most comprehensive ever undertaken of a lean production plant. James Rinehart, Christopher Huxley, and David Robertson address a topic that has inspired...



Keepers of the Revolution
New Yorkers at Work in the Early Republic



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