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A Company of One
Insecurity, Independence, and the New World of White-Collar Unemployment
Carrie M. Lane
Surveying the new culture of corporate employment and unemployment.



Failure by Design
The Story behind America's Broken Economy
Josh Bivens
Explaining the causes and impact on working Americans of the most catastrophic economic policy failure since the 1920s.



The Triangle Fire
Leon Stein
March 25, 2011, marks the centennial of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, in which 146 garment workers lost their lives. This centennial edition includes a new foreword, and a list of all the victims' names and addresses at the time of their deaths.



Encountering Religion in the Workplace
The Legal Rights and Responsibilities of Workers and Employers
Raymond F. Gregory
Legal cases that cast light on the ramifications of mixing religion and work.



Transforming the U.S. Workforce Development System
Lessons from Research and Practice
This book brings together leading scholars and practitioners working in the job skills field to examine what research tells us about the current state of the U.S. skills system in comparative perspective and the changes that are required for the future.



Reforming Urban Labor
Routes to the City, Roots in the Country
Janet L. Polasky
Reforming Urban Labor is a history of the nineteenth-century social reforms designed by middle-class progressives to domesticate the labor force, comparing the experiences of London and Brussels.



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...



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.



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