American Labor History
The most comprehensive collection of writings by an important twentieth-century radical writer.
A New American Labor Movement
Describes how new kinds of direct-action labor movements are emerging to reshape American labor activism in the twenty-first century.
United University Professions
Tells the story of the nation's largest higher education union from its earliest years to its role today as a powerful organization promoting the interests of faculty, staff, and the entire SUNY community.
Sports and Labor in the United States
Overview and analysis of labor relations in the big four American sports.
A story of two twentieth-century American women whose love for each other fueled their work to create an egalitarian world.
Enough Blame to Go Around
Veteran labor journalist Richard Steier explores the tensions between New York City's public employee unions, their critics, and city and state politicians.
Guerrillas in the Industrial Jungle
Examines the metaphors of the “primitive” and the “industrial” in the rhetoric and imagery of anticapitalist American radical and revolutionary movements.
Steel and Steelworkers
Breaks new ground in the study of an industry and region crucial to the history of American industrial capitalism.
Choosing Where to Fight
Examines how organized labor has decided where to pursue its interests.
Examines the celebrated case of Weirton, West Virginia where steelworkers and area residents fought to save a steelmill, community, and way of life.
Examines the career of the nation's most prominent liberal labor lawyer during a period of ascending labor power. Pressman was also one of the most prominent underground communists active in American political life from the early New Deal to the beginning of the Cold War.
Organized Labor and American Politics, 1894-1994
Traces the rise and fall of organized labor's political power over the course of the twentieth century.
Identifies the importance of New Deal conflicts, policy networks politics, and ruthless domination as critical events in the creation and early development of the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Examines the Toyota team culture as a conceptual framework and uses it to discuss related topics, such as workplace injuries, the implications of alienating assembly workers, and the role of women.
The New Modern Times
The New Modern Times assesses historical, contemporary, and projected trends in the American world of work. The contributors represent a range of disciplines — sociology, history, education, economics, ...
Power in the Workplace
This book presents a systematic case study of the hi-tech communications industry that reveals many trends in managerial authority in the workpace. Vallas reveals the mechanisms that enable advanced capitalist ...
This book explores the interrelations between work and social life. It emphasizes how workers' expressive forms and public performances connect with processes of social, cultural, and individual empowerment. ...
This book tells the story of the daily lives of women industrial workers in World War II shipyards. It focuses on their struggle against the persistence of occupational segregation, the sexual and racial ...
Labor Divided is the first anthology on race, ethnicity and the history of American working-class struggles to give substantial attention to the experiences of African-American, Asian, and Hispanic workers ...
Explores Vito Marcantonio’s unique status as a radical politician from New York City.
Red November, Black November
Red November, Black November is a study of the culture of the I. W. W. movement at the turn of the twentieth century. It analyzes the Wobblies' use of cultural expressions such as songs, poems, and cartoons ...
Defending a Way of Life
This book profiles an American community in the nineteenth century to show the larger process by which the nation was transformed from a life close to the frontier to that characteristic of industrial ...
UAW Politics in the Cold War Era
This is the first book-length study of the triumph of the Reuther caucus over the Thomas-Addes-Leonard coalition in the United Auto Workers union. The dramatic defeat of the left-center coalition had ...
American Automobile Workers, 1900-1933
This book is a comprehensive history of automobile workers in the pre-union era. It covers changes in the kinds of workers who staffed the auto factories, developments in the labor process and in overall ...
Life and Labor
Life and Labor brings together the most stimulating scholarship in the field of labor history today. Its fifteen essays explore the impact of industrialization and technology on the lives of working people ...
Worker and Community
Worker and Community focuses on the social and cultural impact of industrialization in Albany, New York during the middle decades of the nineteenth century. More than a local study, it uses Albany as ...
The Making of the National Labor Relations Board
Definitive study of the NLRB as an administrative agency which became one of the most important political and legal developments in the last century as it influenced the growth of a national labor policy ...