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Alimahoned-Wilson, Jake Solidarity Forever? Gender, Race and Unionism in the Ports of Southern California Lexington Books 2016 218 pages
Applebaum, Richard P.; Nelson Lichtenstein eds. Achieving Workers' Rights in the Global Economy ILR Press 2016 330 pages
Ashby, Steven K., & Robert Bruno A Fight for the Soul of Public Education: The Story of the Chicago Teachers Strike ILR Press 2016 309 pages
Baer, James A. Anarchist Immigrants in Spain and Argentina University of Illinois Press 2016 264 pages
Beinin, Joel Workers and Thieves: Labor Movements and Popular Uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt Stanford Briefs 2015 178 pages
Berg, Janine, ed. Labour Markets, Institutions and Inequality: Building Just Societies in the 21st Century Edward Elgar Publishing 2015 294 pages
Bender, Daniel E. and Jana K. Lipman Making the Empire Work: Labor and United States Imperialism New York University 2015 284 pages
Blitz, Brad K. Migration and Freedom: Mobility, Citizenship and Exclusion Edward Elgar Publishing 2014 215 pages
Bobo, Kim and Marien Casillas Pabellon The Worker Center Handbook: A Practical Guide to Starting and Building the New Labor ILR Press 2016 328 pages
Bonds, Eric Social Problems: A Human Rights Perspective Routledge 2015 94 pages
Bowen, William M., ed. The Road Through the Rust Belt: From Preeminence to Decline to Prosperity W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research 2014 329 pages
Cahuc, Pierre, Stephane Carcillo and Andre Zylberberg Labor Economics, second edition The MIT Press 2014 368 pages
Caraway, Teri L.; Maria Lorena Cook; Stephen Crowley, eds. Working Through the Past: Labor and Authoritarian Legacies in Comparative Literature Cornell University Press 2015 296 pages
Carnes, Matthew Continuity Despite Change: The Politics of Labor Regulation in Latin America Stanford University Press 2014 238 pages
Carter, Heath W. Union Made: Working People and the Rise of Social Christianity in  Chicago Oxford University Press 2015 296 pages
Chung, Sue Fawn Chinese in the Woods: Loggig and Lumbering in the American West University of Illinois Press 2015 288 pages
Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Joel; Dan Brooks; Martin Mulloy Inside the Ford-UAW Transformation: Pivotal Events in Valuing Work and Delivering Results The MIT Press 2015 408 pages
Deslippe, Dennis A., Eric Fure-Slocum and John W. McKerley Ed. Civic Labors: Scholar Activism and Working-Class Studies University of Illinois Press 2016 287 pages
Drinot, Paulo and Alan Knight, eds. The Great Depression Latin America Duke University Press 2014 343 pages



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Publisher Year Length
Farrell, Mary Cronk Fannie Never Flinched: One Woman's Courage in the Struggle for American Labor Union Rights JKS Communications 2016 44 pages
Fine, Ben and Alfredo Saad-Filho Marx's 'Capital' (sixth edition) Pluto Press 2016 190 pages
Frolich, Markus; David Kaplan; Carmen Pages; Jamele Rigolini; David Robalino, eds. Social Insurance, Informality, and Labor Markets: How to Protect Workers While Creating Good Jobs Oxford University Press 2014 507 pages
Garwood, Shae; Sky Croeser; and Christalla Yakinthou, Eds. Lessons for Social Change in the Global Economy: Voices from the Field Rowman & Littlefield 2014 170 pages
Goods, Caleb Greening Auto Jobs: A Critical Analysis of the Green Job Situation Rowman & Littlefield 2014 247 pages
Glass, Fred From Mission to Microchip: A History of the California Labor Movement University of California Press 2016 544 pages
Hamalainen, Timo J. and Juliet Michaelson, Eds. Well-being and Beyond: Broadening the Public and Policy Discourse Edward Elgar Publishing 2014 343 pages
Hobson, Barbera, Ed. Worklife Balance: The Agency and Capabilities Gap Oxford University Press 2014 285 pages
Houseman, Susan N. and Michael Mandel, eds. Measuring Globalization: Better Trade Statistics for Better Policy, 2 volume set W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research 2015 645 total
Ikeler, Peter Hard Sell: Work and Resistance in Retail Chains ILR Press 2016 240 pages



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Author Title Publisher Year Length
Jennings, Audra Out of the Horrors of War: Disability Politics in World War II America University of Pennsylvania Press 2016 288 pages
Jobin-Leeds, Greg and AgitArte When We Fight, We Win: Twenty-First-Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World The New Press 2016 208 pages
Kasmir, Sharryn and August Carbonella, eds. Blood and Fire: Toward a Global Anthropology of Labor Berghahn Books 2014 306 pages
Klandersman, Bert and Cornelis van Stralen, eds. Movements in Times of Democratic Transition Temple University Press 2015 382 pages
Kramer, Jacob The New Freedom and the Radicals: Woodrow Wilson, Progressive Views of Radicalism, and the Origins of Repressive Violence Temple University Press 2015 236 pages
Lambert, Rob and Andrew Herod, eds. Neoliberal Capitalism and Precarious Work: Ethnographies of Accommodation and Resistance Edward Elgar Publishing 2016 360 pages
Lawrie, Paul R.D. ` Forging a Laboring Race: The African American Worker in the Progressive Imagination NYU Press 2016 231 pages
Leadbeater, David Resouces, Empire and Labour: Crises, Lessons and Alternatives Fernwood Publishing 2014 400 pages
Lichtenstein, Nelson and Elizabeth Tandy Shermer, eds. Achieving Workers' Rights in the Global Economy University of Pennsylvania Press 2016 440 pages
Linebaugh, Peter The Incomplete, True, Authentic, and Wonderful History of May Day PM Press 2016 192 pages
Loomis, Erik Empire of Tinder: Labor Unions and the Pacific Northwest Forests Cambridge University Press 2015 262 pages
Lordon, Frederic Willing Slaves of Capital: Spinoza and Marx on Desire Verso 2014 162 pages
Loza, Mireya Defiant Braceros: How Migrant Workers Fought for Racial, Sexual, and Political Freedom University of North Carolina Press 2016 254 pages
Lynd, Staughton Solidarity Unionism: Rebuilding the Labor Movement from Below, 2nd Edition PM Press 2015 128 pages
Mack, Adam Sensing Chicago: Noisemakers, Strikebreakers, and Muckrakers University of Illinois Press 2015 184 pages
Majic, Samantha Sex Work Politics: From Protest to Service Provision University of Pennsylvania Press 2014 216 pages
McChesney, Robert W. and John Nichols People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy Nation Books 2016 370 pages
McMahon, Brian The Ford Century Minnesota University of Minnesota Press 2016 363 pages
McQuillan, Lawrence J. California Dreaming: Lessons on How to Resolve America's Public Pension Crisis Independent Institute 2015 130 pages
Meyer, Steve Man on the Line: Working Class Masculinities in the American Heartland University of Illinois Press 2016 272 pages
Milanovic, Branko Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization Harvard University Press 2015 304 pages
Mirola, William Redeeming Time: Protestantism and Chicago's Eight-Hour Movement, 1866-1912 University of Illinois Press 2014 240 pages
Misner, Paul Catholic Labor Movements in Europe: Social Thought and Action, 1914-1965 The Catholic University of America Press 2015 312 pages
Mize, Ronald The Invisible Workers of the U.S.-Mexico Bracero Program: Obreros Olvidados Lexington Books 2016 248 pages
Murphy, Ryan Patrick Deregulating Desire: Flight Attendant Activism, Family Politics, and Workplace Justice Temple University Press 2016 237 pages
Mutari, Ellen and Deborah M. Figart Just One More Hand: Life in the Casino Economy Rowman & Littlefield 2015 250 pages
Narro, Victor Jimmy's Carwash Adventure: La Ventura de Jaime en el Autolavado Hardball Press 2016 49 pages
Norquist, Linda Missing Woman: A Mill Town Mystery Hardball Press 2016 315 pages
O'Hara, S. Paul Inventing the Pinkertons; or, Spies, Sleuths, Mercenaries, and Thugs Johns Hopkins University Press 2016 216 pages
Omer, Peter ed. Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives Verso: New York, NY 2016 408 pages
Ordonez, Juan Thomas Jornalero: Being a Day Laborer in the USA University of California Press 2015 280 pages
Osborne, Elizabeth A. and Christine Woodworth Working in the Wings: New Perspectives on Theatre History and Labor Southern Illinois University Press 2015 264 pages
Oyelere, Michael A. The Impact of Political Action on Labour Movement Strength: Trade Union Revitalisation in Africa Palgrave Macmillan 2014 207 pages



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Author Title Publisher Year Length
Pawel, Miriam

The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography

Bloomsbury 2014 550 pages
Pearson, Chad Reform or Repression: Organizing America's Anti-Union Movement University of Pennsylvania Press 2015 260 pages
Phel, Matthew The Making of Working-Class Religion University of Illinois Press 2016 245 pages
Poblete, Joanna

Islanders in the Empire: Filipino and Puerto Rican Laborers in Hawai'i

University of Illinois Press 2014 227 pages
Prins, Nomi

All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power

Perseus Books Group 2014 544 pages
Qiu, Jack Linchuan Goodbye iSlave: A Manifesto for Digital Abolition University of Illinois Press 2017 230 pages
Rathzel, Nora, Diana Mulinari, and Aina Tollefsen

Transnational Corporations from the Standpoint of Workers

Palgrave Macmillian 2014 300 pages
Razzu, Giovanni, ed.

Gender Inequality in the Labour Market in the UK

Oxford University Press 2014 147 pages
Reed, T.V.

Robert Cantwell and the Literary Left

University of Washington Press 2014 233 pages
Remes, Jacob A Disaster Citizenship: Survivors, Solidarity, and Power in the Progressive Era University of Illinois Press 2016 304 pages
Ren, Hao, Eli Friedman and Zhongjin Li eds. China on Strike: Narratives of Workers' Resistance Haymarket Books 2016 300 pages
Reshef, Yonatan and Charles Keim Bad Time Stories: Government-Union Conflicts and the Rhetoric of Legitimation Strategies University of Toronto Press 2014 222 pages
Rosenblum, Jonathan Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, and the Revival of the Labor Movement Beacon Press 2017 208 pages
Sass, Steven A. Privatizing Railroad Retirement W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research 2015 109 pages
Schiavone, Michael Sports and Labor in the United States State University of New York Press 2016 230 press
Scipes, Kim Building Global Labor Solidarity in a Time of Accelerating Globalization Haymarket Books 2016 280 pages
Spitko, E. Gary Anti-Gay Bias in Role Model Occupations University of Pennsylvania Press 2017 269 pages
Sheard, Timothy, ed. With Our Loving Hands: 1199 Nursing Home Workers Tell Their Story Hard Ball Press 2014 144 pages
Sheard, Timothy Someone Has to Die Hardball Press 2015  
Showden, Carisa R. and Samantha Majic, Eds. Negotiating Sex Work: Unintended Consequences of Policy and Activism University of Minnesota Press 2014 376 pages
Sifuentez, Mario Jimenez Of Forests and Fields: Mexican Labor in the Pacific Northwest Rutgers University Press 2016 192 pages
Smith, Andrew and Dimitry Anastakis, eds. Smart Globalization: The Canadian Business and Economic History Experience University of Toronto Press 2014 230 pages
Sczpanski, Marek and John A. Turner, Eds. Social Security and Pension Reform: International Perspectives W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research 2014 345 pages
Surdam, David George The Big Leagues Go to Washington:Congress and Sports Antitrust, 1951-1989 University of Illinois Press 2015 328 pages
Thiessen, Janis Not Talking Union: An Oral History of North American Mennonites and Labour McGill-Queen's University Press 2016 234 pages
Thompson, Gabriel Fred Ross and Grassroots Organizing in the Twentieth Century University of California Press 2016 296 pages



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Author Title Publisher Year Length
Walker-McWilliams, Marcia Reverend Addie Wyatt: Faith and the Fight for Labor, Gender, and Racial Inequality University of Illinois Press 2016 266 pages
Washington, Haydn Demystifying Sustainability: Towards Real Solutions Routledge 2015 211 pages
Weber, John From South Texas to the Nation: The Exploitation of American Labor in the Twentieth Century University of North Carolina Press 2015 326 pages
Weinrib, Laura The Taming of Free Speech: America's Civil Liberties Compromise Harvard University Press 2016 480 press
Willcocks, Leslie P., and Mary C. Lacity The Economics of Outsourcing Edward Elgar Publishing 2014 788 pages
Williams, Colin C. and Friedrich Schneider Measuring the Global Shadow Economy: The Prevalence of Informal Work and Labour Edward Elgar Publishing 2016 256 pages
Zacharias-Walsh, Anne Our Unions, Our Selves: The Rise of Feminist Labor Unions in Japan ILR Press 2016 240 pages
Zimmermann, Klaus F. and Alexander S. Kritikos Evidence-based Policy Making in Labor Economics: The IZA World of Labor Guide Bloomsbury 2015 237 pages

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