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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.



Life Support
Three Nurses on the Front Lines
Suzanne Gordon
Gordon describes the everyday work of three RNs in Boston—a nurse practitioner, an oncology nurse, and a clinical nurse specialist on a medical unit—providing a vivid, engaging, and intimate portrait of the importance of nurses in patients' lives.



Textures of Struggle
The Emergence of Resistance among Garment Workers in Thailand
Piya Pangsapa
Reveals what it is like for women to feel powerlessness and passivity in Thai sweatshops but also shows how they are equally able to resist and rebel.



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...



Dishonest Dollars
The Dynamics of White-Collar Crime
Terry L. Leap
In an environment where corporate scandals fill the headlines and ethics courses have suddenly become standard fare in business schools, Terry Leap offers welcome insights into and useful ways of thinking about a critical problem that permeates our...



The State of Working America, 2006/2007
Lawrence Mishel, Jared Bernstein, Sylvia Allegretto
Praise for previous editions of The State of Working America: "The State of Working America remains unrivaled as the most-trusted source for a comprehensive understanding of how working Americans and their families are faring in today's...



From Hire to Liar
The Role of Deception in the Workplace
David Shulman
"There are always clients to please, rules to subvert, difficult tasks to perform, work to shirk, and upward mobility to seek. . . . Most people with work experience have encountered at least some version of exaggerated resumes, exploitative bosses...



Communities without Borders
Images and Voices from the World of Migration
David Bacon
When we finally arrived at my brother's house in the United States, I thought about how far I was from home in Mexico. I looked back, saw the sun setting, and thought about my father and what he might be doing. I thought, 'Why did I come so far, and...



The Complexities of Care
Nursing Reconsidered
"Nursing, everyone believes, is the caring profession. Texts on caring line the walls of nursing schools and student shelves. Indeed, the discipline of nursing is often known as the 'caring science.' Because of their caring reputation, nurses top the...



Breaking the Mold
Redesigning Work for Productive and Satisfying Lives
Lotte Bailyn
In Breaking the Mold Lotte Bailyn argues that society's separation of work and family is no longer a tenable model for employees or the organizations that employ them.



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