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  • Politics of Precarity

    A study of precarity as both a condition and a mobilizing force for resistance in migrant communities across the globe
  • The Poverty of Work

    This study takes readers inside the world of temping to discover a type of work dreadfully insecure yet growing rapidly.
  • The Red International of Labour Unions (RILU) 1920 - 1937

    The first major scholarly account of one of the international communist movement’s most important organizations.
  • Reform, Revolution and Direct Action amongst British Miners

    In this riveting monograph, Ives offers a new perspective on one of the most volatile periods in British labor history.
  • Organized Labor and the Black Worker, 1619-1981

    A classic, radical history of Black workers' contribution to the American labor movement.
  • Black Liberation and the American Dream

    Edited by Paul Le Blanc
    Analysing intersections of race, class, and gender alongside primary texts, this unique volume explores racism and antiracism in the US.
  • Class Action

    Tens of thousands of ordinary people are willing to take action to defend the right to a public education.
  • 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 Workers' 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.
  • The Letters of Joe Hill

    The legend of Joe Hill, brought to life through his letters, songs, and writings.
  • 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

    Edited by Howard Zinn
    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.