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"We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now"

The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages

by Annelise Orleck

<p><strong>The story of low-wage workers rising up around the world to demand respect and a living wage.</strong></p> <p>Tracing a new labor movement sparked and sustained by low-wage workers from across the globe, <em>“We Are All Fast-Food ...

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$22.00 Per Hour Federal Minimum Wage

by Byron Goines

<p>Byron Goines gives a thorough examination of the history of minimum wage increases since its beginning in the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act. Senate salary increases since 1789 are examined in detail, and compared with the federal minimum wage

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'An Impartial Umpire'

Industrial Relations and the Canadian State 1900-1911

by Paul Craven

<p>This book is an insightful and detailed analysis of Canadian labour relations policy at the beginning of the 20th century, and of the formulation of distinctive features which still characterize it today. The development and reception of this

ISBN: 9781442637801

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A Brief History of Erie, Colorado

Out of the Coal Dust

by James B. Stull

From 1866 until 1979, Erie was one of the largest coal-producing towns in the nation. Numerous settlers contributed to building Old Town and making it one of the liveliest communities in northern Colorado. The Columbine Mine massacre in 1927 ...

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A Fight for the Soul of Public Education

The Story of the Chicago Teachers Strike

by Robert Bruno & Steven Ashby

<p>In reaction to the changes imposed on public schools across the country in the name of &quot;education reform,&quot; the Chicago Teachers Union redefined its traditional role and waged a multidimensional fight that produced a community-wide ...

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A Grander Vision

My Life in the Labour Movement

by Sid Ryan

<ul> <li>Sid Ryan has long been a major, widely recognized figure in Canada’s union movement.</li> <li>Ryan’s own story, from his childhood in Ireland to his experience as an immigrant, is told with rare insight and affection.</li> <li>The ...

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Beyond $15

Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, and the Revival of the Labor Movement

by Jonathan Rosenblum

<p><strong>The inside story of the first successful $15 minimum wage campaign that renewed a national labor movement</strong></p> <p>With captivating narrative and insightful commentary, labor organizer Jonathan Rosenblum reveals the inside ...

ISBN: 9780807098097

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Black Americans and Organized Labor: A New History

by Moreno, Paul D.

<P>In Black Americans and Organized Labor, Paul D. Moreno offers a bold reinterpretation of the role of race and racial discrimination in the American labor movement. Moreno applies insights of the law-and-economics movement to formulate a ...

ISBN: 9780807134252

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Black Firefighters and the FDNY

The Struggle for Jobs, Justice, and Equity in New York City

by David Goldberg

<p>For many African Americans, getting a public sector job has historically been one of the few paths to the financial stability of the middle class, and in New York City, few such jobs were as sought-after as positions in the fire department ...

ISBN: 9781469633633

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Blue Collar Frayed

Working Men in Tomorrow’s Economy

by Jennifer Rayner

<p><em>‘I remember with incredible clarity the question that rang through his words and hung in the air between us, the query that hurt my head and heart as his baggy eyes held mine: where does someone like me fit, now?’</em></p> <p>Jennifer ...

ISBN: 9781743820452

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Bob Crow: Socialist, Leader, Fighter

A Political Biography

by Gregor Gall

<p>Bob Crow was the most high-profile and militant union leader of his generation. This biography focuses on his leadership of the RMT union, examining and exposing a number of popular myths created about him by political opponents. Using the ...

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Burned Beyond Recognition The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire March 25, 1911

by Robert Grey Reynolds Jr

<p>The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire happened on a Saturday inside the Asch Building in what is now Greenwich Village. Multiple tenants occupied the twelve floors of the building adjacent to Washington Place and Green Street. It was about ...

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Can the Working Class Change the World?

by Michael D. Yates

<p>One of the horrors of the capitalist system is that slave labor, which was central to the formation and growth of capitalism itself, is still fully able to coexist alongside wage labor. But, as Karl Marx points out, it is the fact of being ...

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Cause at Heart: A Former Communist Remembers

by Junius Irving Scales, Richard Nickson, Telford Taylor & others

<p>Born in 1920 in Greensboro, North Carolina, Junius Scales, whose great-uncle had been governor of the state, grew up in the privileged environment of his family’s estate. The only black people he knew were the servants. Wanting to improve the

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China Struggles for Unity

by J. M. D. Pringle

<p>Unlike Japan, which awoke quickly to the new industrialism of the West, China was content to glide peacefully along, ignoring the rest of the world, pursuing the wisdom of her philosophers and artists.  But with the turn of the century, as ...

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Civic Labors

Scholar Activism and Working-Class Studies

by Dennis A. Deslippe, Eric Fure-Slocum & John W. McKerley

<div>Labor studies scholars and working-class historians have long worked at the crossroads of academia and activism. The essays in this collection examine the challenges and opportunities for engaged scholarship in the United States and abroad.

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Collective Bargaining in the Essential and Public Service Sectors

Proceedings of a conference held on 3 and 4 April 1975, organized by David Beatty through the Centre for Industrial Relations University of Toronto, chaired by John Crispo

by Morley Gunderson

<p>In Toronto, in April 1975, three Canadians and one American each presented a paper at a conference on what has become the key issue in current industrial relations – collective bargaining in the essential and public service ...

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Common Sense and a Little Fire, Second Edition

Women and Working-Class Politics in the United States, 1900-1965

by Annelise Orleck

<p>Over twenty years after its initial publication, Annelise Orleck's <em>Common Sense and a Little Fire</em> continues to resonate with its harrowing story of activism, labor, and women's history. Orleck traces the personal and public lives of ...

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Continental Crucible: Big Business, Workers and Unions in the Transformation of North America

by Roman, Richard

<div>The crucible of North American neoliberal transformation is heating up, but its outcome is far from clear. <I>Continental Crucible </I>examines the clash between the corporate offensive and the forces of resistance from both a ...

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Cotton Cultivation and Child Labor in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan

by Bilal Bhat

<p>Uzbekistan is the world's fifth largest producer and second largest exporter of cotton in the world, and unlike other countries where child labor is common, it is the totalitarian state of Uzbekistan's official policy to employ children. This

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