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Contemporary Issues in Employment Relations
In Contemporary Issues in Industrial Relations, a large and diverse group of contributors provides a new thematic treatment of key employment relations issues. These topics include: collective bargaining, worker disability, the return to work...



Contingent Work
American Employment Relations in Transition
The successful 1997 strike by the Teamsters against UPS, and the overwhelming support the American public gave the strikers highlighted the impact of contingent work—an umbrella term for a variety of tenuous and insecure employment arrangements such...



Converging Divergences
Worldwide Changes in Employment Systems
Harry C. Katz, Owen Darbishire
Exploring recent changes in employment practices in seven industrialized countries (Australia, Britain, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden, and the United States) and in two essential industries (automobile and telecommunications), Harry C. Katz and Owen...



Coping with Social Change
Life Strategies of Workers in Poland's New Capitalism
Adam Mrozowicki
Coping with Social Change is essential not only for readers interested in postsocialism and working-class theory, but also for anybody inclined to think critically about workers' empowerment in late capitalist societies.



Copper Crucible
How the Arizona Miners' Strike of 1983 Recast Labor-Management Relations in America
Jonathan D. Rosenblum
An in-depth and gripping account of the Arizona Miners' Strike of 1983.



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...



Creating Cooperation
How States Develop Human Capital in Europe
Pepper D. Culpepper
In Creating Cooperation, Pepper D. Culpepper explains the successes and failures of human capital reforms adopted by the French and German governments in the 1990s. Employers and employees both stand to gain from corporate investment in worker skills...



Culture of Misfortune
An Interpretive History of Textile Unionism in the United States
Clete Daniel
The failure of the Textile Workers Union of America to organize its jurisdiction has often been considered the CIO's most critical setback in establishing industrial unionism in the United States. The textile industry had more than 1,250,000 workers...



Daughters of the Shtetl
Life and Labor in the Immigrant Generation
Susan Glenn
In this fascinating portrait of Jewish immigrant wage earners, Susan A. Glenn weaves together several strands of social history to show the emergence of an ethnic version of what early twentieth-century Americans called the "New Womanhood." She...



Democracy at Work in an Indian Industrial Cooperative
The Story of Kerala Dinesh Beedi
Richard W. Franke, Pyralal Raghavan, T.M. Thomas Isaac
The authors tell the story of a democratic workers' cooperative that makes hand-rolled cigarettes, known as "beedis," in the unorganized sector of a fiercely competitive capitalist economy in India. For decades, beedi workers have been among the most...



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