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Disintegrating Democracy at Work
Labor Unions and the Future of Good Jobs in the Service Economy
Virginia Doellgast
Virginia Doellgast contends that high pay and good working conditions are possible even for marginal service jobs. This outcome, however, depends on strong unions and encompassing collective bargaining institutions.



The Working Class Majority
America's Best Kept Secret
Michael Zweig
In the second edition of his essential book Michael Zweig warns that by allowing the working class to disappear into categories of "middle class" or "consumers," we also allow those with the dominant power, capitalists, to vanish among the rich.



The Business of Empire
United Fruit, Race, and U.S. Expansion in Central America
Jason M. Colby
Colby provides new insight into the role of transnational capital, labor migration, and racial nationalism in shaping U.S. expansion into Central America and the greater Caribbean.



The Broken Village
Coffee, Migration, and Globalization in Honduras
Daniel R. Reichman
Daniel R. Reichman tells the story of a remote village in Honduras that transformed almost overnight from a sleepy coffee-growing community to a hotbed of undocumented migration to and from the United States.



Walmart in China
What happens when the world's biggest retailer and the world's biggest country do business with each other? In this book, a group of thirteen experts from several disciplines examine the symbiotic but strained relationship between these giants.



From Iron Rice Bowl to Informalization
Markets, Workers, and the State in a Changing China
In From Iron Rice Bowl to Informalization, an interdisciplinary group of authors examines the nature, causes, and consequences of informal employment in China at a time of major changes in Chinese society.



The Thought of Work
John W. Budd
By drawing explicit attention to diverse, implicit meanings of work, The Thought of Work allows us to better understand work, to value it, and to structure it in desirable ways that reflect its profound importance.



Mobilizing Restraint
Democracy and Industrial Conflict in Post-Reform South Asia
Emmanuel Teitelbaum
In Mobilizing Restraint, Emmanuel Teitelbaum argues that, contrary to conventional wisdom, democracies are better at managing industrial conflict than authoritarian regimes.



Casino Women
Courage in Unexpected Places
Susan Chandler, Jill B. Jones
Based on extended interviews with maids, cocktail waitresses, cooks, laundry workers, dealers, pit bosses, and vice presidents, Casino Women is a pioneering look at the female face of corporate gaming.



One Day Longer
A Memoir
Lynn Williams
Lynn Williams remains one of the most influential North American union leaders of the twentieth century.One Day Longer is a profound reflection of Williams's impressive career.



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