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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

    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

    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.