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On the Irish Waterfront
The Crusader, the Movie, and the Soul of the Port of New York
James T. Fisher
The real story of gangsters, politicians, longshoremen, union leaders, and Catholic priests that informed the classic 1954 film, On the Waterfront.



Human Rights in Labor and Employment Relations
International and Domestic Perspectives
The concept of human rights at work has advanced significantly in the last decade. The authors of the essays in Human Rights in Labor and Employment Relations focus in various ways on how the promotion and protection of human rights at workplaces here...



The ILO and the Quest for Social Justice, 1919–2009
Gerry Rodgers, Eddy Lee, Lee Swepston, Jasmien Van Daele
Copublished with the International Labour Organization This book tells the story of the International Labour Organization, founded in 1919 in the belief that universal and lasting peace goes hand in hand with social justice. Since then the ILO has...



Staged Action
Six Plays from the American Workers' Theatre
With this anthology of six plays, Lee Papa reintroduces readers and performers to a largely forgotten American theatrical genre from the 1920s and 1930s, the workers' theatre movement.



Healing Together
The Labor-Management Partnership at Kaiser Permanente
Thomas A. Kochan, Adrienne E. Eaton, Robert B. McKersie, Paul S. Adler
Kaiser Permanente is the largest managed care organization in the country. It also happens to have the largest and most complex labor-management partnership ever created in the United States. This book tells the story of that partnership-how it...



The State of Working America, 2008/2009
Lawrence Mishel, Jared Bernstein, Heidi Shierholz
The State of Working America, prepared biennially since 1988 by the Economic Policy Institute, includes a wide variety of data on family incomes, wages, taxes, unemployment, wealth, and poverty.



Agitate! Educate! Organize!
American Labor Posters
Lincoln Cushing, Timothy W. Drescher
"We seek to inform as well as to celebrate. The best posters about American workers and the jobs at which they labor make up a visually fascinating body of work that rewards our attention. The posters were produced with a dual purpose: to entertain...



Children Bound to Labor
The Pauper Apprentice System in Early America
The history of early America cannot be told without considering unfree labor. At the center of this history are African and Native American adults forced into slavery; the children born to these unfree persons usually inherited their parents' status...



Building More Effective Unions, Second Edition
Paul F. Clark
Paul F. Clark offers an accessible and straightforward account of how union leaders can take advantage of the valuable discoveries made in behavioral science.



Condensed Capitalism
Campbell Soup and the Pursuit of Cheap Production in the Twentieth Century
Daniel Sidorick
The first in-depth history of the Campbell Soup Company and its workers, this book is also a broader exploration of strategies used by companies to keep costs down when they elect not to relocate: lean production, flexible labor sourcing, and untiunionism



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