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She Was One of Us
Eleanor Roosevelt and the American Worker
Brigid O'Farrell
Although born to a life of privilege and married to the President of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt was a staunch and lifelong advocate for workers and, for more than twenty-five years, a proud member of the AFL-CIO's Newspaper Guild. She Was...



Freelancing Expertise
Contract Professionals in the New Economy
Debra Osnowitz
Contract work is more important than ever—for better or for worse, depending on one's perspective. The security once implied by a full-time job with a stable employer is becoming rarer, thereby erasing one of the major distinctions between "freelance...



Black Power at Work
Community Control, Affirmative Action, and the Construction Industry
Black Power at Work chronicles the history of direct action campaigns to open up the construction industry to black workers in the 1960s and 1970s, with case studies of Brooklyn, Newark, the Bay Area, Detroit, Chicago, and Seattle.



Power in Coalition
Strategies for Strong Unions and Social Change
Amanda Tattersall
Tattersall argues that coalition success must be measured by two criteria: whether campaigns produce social change and whether they sustain organizational strength. The book contributes new, practical frameworks and insights to guide unions globally.



Working for Justice
The L.A. Model of Organizing and Advocacy
Working for Justice features eleven case studies of recent low-wage worker organizing campaigns in Los Angeles, making the case for a distinctive "L.A. Model" of union and worker center organizing.



Socialist Insecurity
Pensions and the Politics of Uneven Development in China
Mark W. Frazier
In Socialist Insecurity, Mark W. Frazier explores pension policy in the People's Republic of China, arguing that the government's push to expand pension and health insurance coverage to urban residents and rural migrants has not reduced inequality.



A Shameful Business
The Case for Human Rights in the American Workplace
James A. Gross
This book encourages a bold new vision for workers, whether organized or not, that would signify a radical rethinking of social values and the concept of workplace rights and justice in the courtroom, the boardroom, and on the shop floor.



Hired Hands or Human Resources?
Case Studies of HRM Programs and Practices in Early American Industry
Bruce E. Kaufman
In a companion volume to Managing the Human Factor, also from Cornell, Bruce E. Kaufman shows how American firms transitioned from the traditional "hired hand" model of human resource management (HRM) to the modern "human resources" version popular...



States' Gains, Labor's Losses
China, France, and Mexico Choose Global Liaisons, 1980–2000
Dorothy J. Solinger
In this comparative work, Dorothy J. Solinger examines the effects of global markets on the domestic politics of major states, emphasizing the tensions and compromises between the working class and their political leaders in the face globalization.



Organizing at the Margins
The Symbolic Politics of Labor in South Korea and the United States
Jennifer Jihye Chun
Labor organizers now recognize both the needs and the importance of immigrants and women employed in the growing ranks of low-paid and insecure service jobs. This book compares the experiences of these groups in South Korea and the US.



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