Haymarket Books
Books for changing the world
Labor Movement
  • Song of the Stubborn One Thousand

    An account of the successful strike by mainly Mexican women workers at the largest plant in Watsonville, California.
  • Disposable Domestics

    Analyzes recent immigration debates targeting women of color and challenges the racism behind the rhetoric.
  • Building Global Labor Solidarity in a Time of Accelerating Globalization

    Edited by Kim Scipes
    Uniting the global North and South in the struggle for a more just world for all workers.
  • China on Strike

    Through first person accounts, the book details the growing unrest, destabilization and strikes in factories that are gripping China.
  • Poor Worker's Unions

    Illuminates key connections between the social justice movements of the last fifty years and today's most innovative labor organizing.
  • A Short History of the U.S. Working Class

    Le Blanc presents a colorful, fact-filled history that concentrates on the struggles and achievements of the often neglected laboring majority.
  • Bananeras

    Women banana workers—bananeras—are waging a powerful revolution by making gender equity central in Latin American labor organizing.
  • Always on Strike

    A history of the I.W.W.’s golden years as lived by one of its’ guiding lights.
  • Doing History from the Bottom Up

    Staughton Lynd challenges academics to see American history through eyes of the poor and working class participants in history.
  • Holding Fast to an Image of the Past

    Davidson discusses how Marxism can retain a sense of historical tradition without becoming fossilized.
  • In Solidarity

    A thorough collection of inspiring and informed essays on applied Marxist theory, and the future of labor unions.
  • Revolutionary Teamsters

    Engaging and well researched, Revolutionary Teamsters is the story of a strike that sparked the labor upsurge of the 1930s
  • Radical Unionism

    Though often seen as opposing ideas, Darlington engagingly traces the entwined legacy of revolutionary syndicalism and the communist movement.
  • Lucy Parsons

    The life and times of Lucy Parsons, early American radical and labor organizer, told definitively here.
  • Justice in Everyday Life

    Howard Zinn’s book on the way justice really works in the U.S
  • Detroit: I Do Mind Dying

    Black autoworkers fight back against exploitation and oppression on the shop floors in the 60's and 70's.
  • Lessons for Our Struggle

    The healthy growth of the Occupy Wall Street movement depends on a proper understanding of past struggles.
  • Women Strikers Occupy Chain Stores, Win Big

    The first successful all women sit-in conducted by 'the counter girls' at the Detroit Woolworth's during the Great Depression.
  • Autoworkers Under the Gun

    In an industry under constant attack, a veteran autoworker offers his take on the collapse of the American Dream.
  • Rank and File

    The trials and tribulations of firebrand union organizers, from the 1930s—1970s, are brought to life here, in their own words.
  • Ours to Master and to Own

    Capitalism would have us believe we need our bosses. This volume reveals the history of workers who dare to disagree
  • The Civil Wars in U.S. Labor

    Longtime trade union leader and journalist Steve Early examines labor's civil wars, offering strategies for turning back labor's thirty year decline.
  • The Lean Years

    A fascinating, comprehensive study of the American workforce, from the "roaring twenties" through the Great Depression.
  • Live Working or Die Fighting

    The two hundred-year story of the global working class and its many struggles for justice.