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The Death and Life of American Labor
Toward a New Worker's Movement
Written by Stanley Aronowitz


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $26.95

Union membership in the United States has fallen below 11 percent, the lowest rate since before the New Deal. Labor activist and scholar of the American labor movement Stanley Aronowitz argues that the movement as we have known it for the last 100 years is effectively dead. And he explains how...

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The Death and Life of American Labor
Written by Stanley Aronowitz
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781781681381
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The Death and Life of American Labor
Toward a New Worker's Movement
Written by Stanley Aronowitz


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $26.95

Union membership in the United States has fallen below 11 percent, the lowest rate since before the New Deal. Labor activist and scholar of the American labor movement Stanley Aronowitz argues that the movement as we have known it for the last 100 years is effectively dead. And he explains how...

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The Right to Stay Home
The Right to Stay Home
Written by David Bacon
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807061213
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The Right to Stay Home
How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration
Written by David Bacon


Format: Trade Paperback, 328 pages
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $20.00

The story of the growing resistance of Mexican communities to the poverty that forces people to migrate to the United States
 
People across Mexico are being forced into migration, and while 11 percent of that country’s population lives north of the US border, the decision to migrate is rarely voluntary. Free... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell)
Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell)
Written by Jane McAlevey and Bob Ostertag
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781683156
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Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell)
My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement
Written by Jane McAlevey and Bob Ostertag


Format: Trade Paperback, 332 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $19.95

In 1995, in the first contested election in the history of the AFL-CIO, John Sweeney won the presidency of the nation’s largest labor federation, promising renewal and resurgence. Today, less than 7 percent of American private-sector workers belong to a union, the lowest percentage since the beginning of the twentieth century... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
Playing the Whore
Playing the Whore
Written by Melissa Gira Grant
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781683231
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Playing the Whore
The Work of Sex Work
Written by Melissa Gira Grant


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $14.95

Recent years have seen a panic over “online red-light districts,” which supposedly seduce vulnerable young women into a life of degradation, and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof’s live tweeting of a Cambodian brothel raid. But rarely do these fearful, salacious dispatches come from sex workers themselves, and rarely do they deviate from the position that sex workers... Read more >
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Playing the Whore
The Work of Sex Work
Written by Melissa Gira Grant


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $14.95

Recent years have seen a panic over “online red-light districts,” which supposedly seduce vulnerable young women into a life of degradation, and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof’s live tweeting of a Cambodian brothel raid. But rarely do these fearful, salacious dispatches come from sex workers themselves, and rarely do they deviate from the position that sex workers... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Strike for America
Strike for America
Written by Micah Uetricht
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781683255
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Strike for America
Chicago Teachers Against Austerity
Written by Micah Uetricht


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $14.95

The Chicago Teachers Union strike was the most important domestic labor struggle so far this century—and perhaps for the last forty years—and the strongest challenge to the conservative agenda for restructuring education, which advocates for more charter schools and tying teacher salaries to standardized testing, among other changes.

In 2012, Chicago teachers... Read more >
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Strike for America
Chicago Teachers Against Austerity
Written by Micah Uetricht


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $14.95

The Chicago Teachers Union strike was the most important domestic labor struggle so far this century—and perhaps for the last forty years—and the strongest challenge to the conservative agenda for restructuring education, which advocates for more charter schools and tying teacher salaries to standardized testing, among other changes.

In 2012, Chicago teachers... Read more >
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The Right to Stay Home
The Right to Stay Home
Written by David Bacon
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807001615
Our Price: $27.95
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The Right to Stay Home
How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration
Written by David Bacon


Format: Hardcover, 328 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $27.95

The story of the growing resistance of Mexican communities to the poverty that forces people to migrate to the United States
 
People across Mexico are being forced into migration, and while 11 percent of that country’s population lives north of the US border, the decision to migrate is rarely voluntary. Free... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
The Right to Stay Home
How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration
Written by David Bacon


Format: eBook, 328 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $27.95

The story of the growing resistance of Mexican communities to the poverty that forces people to migrate to the United States
 
People across Mexico are being forced into migration, and while 11 percent of that country’s population lives north of the US border, the decision to migrate is rarely voluntary. Free... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
Scattered Sand
Scattered Sand
Written by Hsiao-Hung Pai, Introduction by Gregor Benton
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781680902
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Scattered Sand
The Story of China's Rural Migrants
Written by Hsiao-Hung Pai
Introduction by Gregor Benton


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $19.95

Each year, 200 million workers from China’s vast rural interior travel between cities and provinces in search of employment: the largest human migration in history. This indispensable army of labour accounts for half of China’s GDP, but is an unorganized workforce—’scattered sand’, in Chinese parlance—and the most marginalized and impoverished group... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell)
Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell)
Written by Jane McAlevey and Bob Ostertag
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781844678853
Our Price: $25.95
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Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell)
My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement
Written by Jane McAlevey and Bob Ostertag


Format: Hardcover, 332 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $25.95

In 1995, in the first contested election in the history of the AFL-CIO, John Sweeney won the presidency of the nation’s largest labor federation, promising renewal and resurgence. Today, less than 7 percent of American private-sector workers belong to a union, the lowest percentage since the beginning of the twentieth century... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell)
My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement
Written by Jane McAlevey and Bob Ostertag


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $25.95

In 1995, in the first contested election in the history ofthe AFL-CIO, John Sweeney won the presidency of the nation’s largest laborfederation, promising renewal and resurgence. Today, less than 7 percent ofAmerican private-sector workers belong to a union, the lowest percentage sincethe beginning of the twentieth century, and public employee collectivebargaining... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
"They're Bankrupting Us!"
"They're Bankrupting Us!"
Written by Bill Fletcher, Jr.
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807003329
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"They're Bankrupting Us!"
And 20 Other Myths about Unions
Written by Bill Fletcher, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: August 28, 2012
Price: $15.00

From Wisconsin to Washington, DC, the claims are made: unions are responsible for budget deficits, and their members are overpaid and enjoy cushy benefits. The only way to save the American economy, pundits claim, is to weaken the labor movement, strip workers of collective bargaining rights, and champion private industry. In "They're... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
"They're Bankrupting Us!"
And 20 Other Myths about Unions
Written by Bill Fletcher, Jr.


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 28, 2012
Price: $15.00

From Wisconsin to Washington, DC, the claims are made: unions are responsible for budget deficits, and their members are overpaid and enjoy cushy benefits. The only way to save the American economy, pundits claim, is to weaken the labor movement, strip workers of collective bargaining rights, and champion private industry. In... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Scattered Sand
Scattered Sand
Written by Hsiao-Hung Pai, Preface by Gregor Benton
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781844678860
Our Price: $26.95
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Scattered Sand
The Story of China's Rural Migrants
Written by Hsiao-Hung Pai
Preface by Gregor Benton


Format: Hardcover, 316 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $26.95

Each year, 200 million workers from China’s vast rural interior travel between cities and provinces in search of employment: the largest human migration in history. This indispensable army of labour accounts for half of China’s GDP, but is an unorganized workforce—‘scattered sand’, in Chinese parlance—and the most marginalized and impoverished group... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
Scattered Sand
The Story of China's Rural Migrants
Written by Hsiao-Hung Pai
Preface by Gregor Benton


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $19.95

Each year, 200 million workers from China’s vast rural interior travel between cities and provinces in search of employment: the largest human migration in history. This indispensable army of labour accounts for half of China’s GDP, but is an unorganized workforce—”scattered sand,” in Chinese parlance—and the most marginalized and impoverished group... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
Intern Nation
Intern Nation
Written by Ross Perlin
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781844678839
Our Price: $14.95
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Intern Nation
How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy
Written by Ross Perlin


Format: Trade Paperback, 286 pages
On Sale: April 4, 2012
Price: $14.95

Millions of young people—and increasingly some not-so-young people—now work as interns. They famously shuttle coffee in a thousand magazine offices, legislative backrooms, and Hollywood studios, but they also deliver aid in Afghanistan, map the human genome, and pick up garbage. Intern Nation is the first exposé of the exploitative world of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
Intern Nation
How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy
Written by Ross Perlin


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 4, 2012
Price: $14.95

Millions of young people—and increasingly some not-so-young people—now work as interns. They famously shuttle coffee in a thousand magazine offices, legislative backrooms, and Hollywood studios, but they also deliver aid in Afghanistan, map the human genome, and pick up garbage. Intern Nation is the first exposé of the exploitative world of... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
"All Labor Has Dignity"
"All Labor Has Dignity"
Written by Martin Luther King, Jr., Edited by Michael K. Honey
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807086025
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"All Labor Has Dignity"

Written by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Edited by Michael K. Honey


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $17.00

An unprecedented and timely collection of Dr. King’s speeches on labor rights and economic justice
 
Covering all the civil rights movement highlights--Montgomery, Albany, Birmingham, Selma, Chicago, and Memphis--award-winning historian Michael K. Honey introduces and traces Dr. King's dream of economic equality. Gathered in one volume for the first time, the majority of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
It Started in Wisconsin
It Started in Wisconsin
Afterword by Michael Moore, Edited by Mari Jo Buhle and Paul Buhle, Contribution by Patrick Barrett, Introduction by John Nichols
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781844678884
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It Started in Wisconsin
Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Labor Protest
Afterword by Michael Moore
Edited by Mari Jo Buhle and Paul Buhle
Contribution by Patrick Barrett
Introduction by John Nichols


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: January 9, 2012
Price: $14.95

In the spring of 2011, Wisconsinites took to the streets in what became the largest and liveliest labor demonstrations in modern American history. Protesters in the Middle East sent greetings—and pizzas—to the thousands occupying the Capitol building in Madison, and 150,000 demonstrators converged on the city.

In a year that has seen... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
It Started in Wisconsin
Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Labor Protest
Afterword by Michael Moore
Edited by Mari Jo Buhle and Paul Buhle
Contribution by Patrick Barrett
Introduction by John Nichols


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 9, 2012
Price: $14.95

In the spring of 2011, Wisconsinites took to the streets in what became the largest and liveliest labor demonstrations in modern American history. Protesters in the Middle East sent greetings—and pizzas—to the thousands occupying the Capitol building in Madison, and 150,000 demonstrators converged on the city.

In a year that has seen... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Intern Nation
Intern Nation
Written by Ross Perlin
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781844676866
Our Price: $22.95
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Intern Nation
How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy
Written by Ross Perlin


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: May 9, 2011
Price: $22.95

Interns. They famously shuttle coffee in a thousand newsrooms, MPs’ offices, and film sets, but they also deliver aid in Afghanistan, design high-end fashions, and build the human genome. They are of all ages, and their numbers are growing fast in an increasingly bleak economic landscape for young people. A huge... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
Anti-Capitalism
Anti-Capitalism
Written by Ezequiel Adamovsky, Illustrated by United Illustrators, Translated by Marie Trigona
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781609800871
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Anti-Capitalism

Written by Ezequiel Adamovsky
Illustrated by United Illustrators
Translated by Marie Trigona


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $14.95

In Anti-Capitalism, activist and scholar Ezequiel Adamovsky tells the story of the long-standing effort to build a better world, one without an abusive system at its heart. Backed up by arresting, lucid images from the radical artist group United Illustrators, Adamovsky details the struggle against rising corporate power, as that struggle... Read more >
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"All Labor Has Dignity"
"All Labor Has Dignity"
Written by Martin Luther King, Jr., Edited by Michael K. Honey
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807086001
Our Price: $26.95
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"All Labor Has Dignity"

Written by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Edited by Michael K. Honey


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $26.95

An unprecedented and timely collection of Dr. King’s speeches on labor rights and economic justice
 
People forget that Dr. King was every bit as committed to economic justice as he was to ending racial segregation. He fought throughout his life to connect the labor and civil rights movements, envisioning them as... Read more >
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