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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



Up in the Air
How Airlines Can Improve Performance by Engaging Their Employees
Greg J. Bamber, Jody Hoffer Gittell, Thomas A. Kochan, Andrew Von Nordenflycht
Using a mix of quantitative evidence and qualitative studies of airlines from North America, Asia, Australia, and Europe. Up in the Air provides clear and realistic strategies for achieving a better, more equitable balance competing interests.



The Gloves-off Economy
Workplace Standards at the Bottom of America's Labor Market
Across the United States, increasing numbers of employers are breaking, bending, or evading long-established laws and standards designed to protect workers, from the minimum wage to job safety standards to the right to organize. This "gloves-off...



A New New Deal
How Regional Activism Will Reshape the American Labor Movement
Amy B. Dean, David B. Reynolds
A New New Deal offers a bold new plan to revitalize American labor activism and build a sense of common purpose between labor and community organizations though alliances organized at the regional level.



Managing the Human Factor
The Early Years of Human Resource Management in American Industry
Bruce E. Kaufman
Human resource departments are key components in the people management system of nearly every medium-to-large organization in the industrial world. They provide a wide range of essential services relating to employees, including recruitment...



Taxi!
Cabs and Capitalism in New York City
Biju Mathew
"Mathew, as a member of the Organizing Committee of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, has a unique perspective on the plight of immigrant taxi drivers. . . . Mathew explores the history of New York's taxicab industry, which has been in a cycle of...



To Plead Our Own Cause
Personal Stories by Today's Slaves
Contains 95 narratives by slaves and former slaves from around the globe that movingly and eloquently chronicle the horrors of contemporary slavery, the process of becoming free, and the challenges faced by former slaves as they build a life in freedom.



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