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Workers without Borders

by Ines Wagner ILR Press (November 15, 2018)

How the European Union handles posted workers is a growing issue for a region with borders that really are just lines on a map. A 2008 story, dissected in Ines Wagner’s Workers without Borders, about the troubling...


An Introduction to U.S. Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations

by Harry C. Katz, Thomas A. Kochan & Alexander J. S. Colvin ILR Press (August 16, 2017)

This comprehensive textbook provides an introduction to collective bargaining and labor relations with a focus on developments in the United States. It is appropriate for students, policy analysts, and labor...


High Tech and High Touch

by James E. Coverdill & William Finlay ILR Press (November 15, 2017)

"A must-read for anyone interested in careers and executives."—Peter Cappelli, author of Talent on Demand

"High Tech and High Touch tells a captivating story about how we are all such complicated creatures...


Talking about Machines

by Julian E. Orr ILR Press (October 01, 2016)

This is a story of how work gets done. It is also a study of how field service technicians talk about their work and how that talk is instrumental in their success. In his innovative ethnography, Julian E. Orr...


Clearing the Air

by Gregory Wood ILR Press (October 06, 2016)

In Clearing the Air, Gregory Wood examines smoking's importance to the social and cultural history of working people in the twentieth-century United States. Now that most workplaces in the United States are...


Anthropologies of Unemployment

by Jong Bum Kwon & Carrie M. Lane ILR Press (September 09, 2016)

Anthropologies of Unemployment offers accessible, theoretically innovative, and ethnographically rich examinations of unemployment in rural and urban regions across North and South America, Europe, Africa, and...


The Challenge to Change

by Rebecca Kolins Givan ILR Press (August 19, 2016)

There is constant pressure on hospitals to improve health care delivery and increase cost effectiveness. New initiatives are the order of the day in the dramatically different health care systems of the United...


Hard Sell

by Peter Ikeler ILR Press (August 02, 2016)

Along with fast-food workers, retail workers are capturing the attention of the public and the media with the Fight for $15. Like fast-food workers, retail workers are underpaid, and fewer than 5 percent of...


Too Few Women at the Top

by Kumiko Nemoto ILR Press

The number of women in positions of power and authority in Japanese companies has remained small despite the increase in the number of educated women and the passage of legislation on gender equality. In Too...


Juki Girls, Good Girls

by Caitrin Lynch ILR Press

When a government program brought garment factories to rural Sri Lanka, women workers found themselves caught between the pressures of a globalizing economy and societal expectations that villages are sanctuaries...


Achieving Workers' Rights in the Global Economy

by Richard P. Appelbaum & Nelson Lichtenstein ILR Press (May 19, 2016)

The world was shocked in April 2013 when more than 1,100 garment workers lost their lives in the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory complex in Dhaka. It was the worst industrial tragedy in the two-hundred-year...


Buttoned Up

by Erynn Masi de Casanova ILR Press (November 17, 2015)

Who is today's white-collar man? The world of work has changed radically since The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit and other mid-twentieth-century investigations of corporate life and identity. Contemporary jobs...


Making Mondragón

by William Foote Whyte & Kathleen King Whyte ILR Press

Since its founding in 1956 in Spain's Basque region, the Mondragón Corporation has been a touchstone for the international cooperative movement. Its nearly three hundred companies and organizations span areas...


The good temp

by Vicki Smith & Esther B. Neuwirth ILR Press (May 01, 2008)

Temporary agencies place approximately two and a half million people in jobs each day in the United States. Every year, about twelve million people use these placement agencies to find temporary work. Many Americans,...


Holding the Shop Together

by Stephen J. Silvia ILR Press

Since the onset of the Great Recession, Germany’s economy has been praised for its superior performance, which has been reminiscent of the “economic miracle” of the 1950s and 1960s. Such acclaim is surprising...


The Complexities of Care

by Sioban Nelson & Suzanne Gordon ILR Press

"Nursing, everyone believes, is the caring profession. Texts on caring line the walls of nursing schools and student shelves. Indeed, the discipline of nursing is often known as the ?caring science.’ Because...


The State of Working America, 12th Edition

by Lawrence Mishel, Josh Bivens, Elise Gould & Heidi Shierholz ILR Press

Since 1988, The State of Working America has provided a comprehensive answer to a question newly in vogue in this age of Occupy Wall Street: To what extent has overall economic growth translated into rising...


Phone Clones

by Kiran Mirchandani ILR Press

Transnational customer service workers are an emerging touchstone of globalization given their location at the intersecting borders of identity, class, nation, and production. Unlike outsourced manufacturing...


Retirement on the Line

by Caitrin Lynch ILR Press (March 08, 2012)

In an era when people live longer and want (or need) to work past the traditional retirement age, the Vita Needle Company of Needham, Massachusetts, provides inspiration and important lessons about the value...


An Introduction to Labor Law, Third Edition

by Michael Evan Gold ILR Press (March 04, 2014)

An Introduction to Labor Law is a useful and course-tested primer that explains the basic principles of the federal law regulating the relationship of employers to labor unions. In this updated third edition,...


The Next Crash

by Amy L. Fraher ILR Press (May 09, 2014)

If you are one of over 700 million passengers who will fly in America this year, you need to read this book. The Next Crash offers a shocking perspective on the aviation industry by a former United Airlines...


Labor Guide to Labor Law

by Bruce S. Feldacker & Michael J. Hayes ILR Press (August 12, 2014)

Labor Guide to Labor Law is a comprehensive survey of labor law in the private sector, written from the labor perspective for labor relations students and for unions and their members. This thoroughly revised...


Disintegrating Democracy at Work

by Virginia Doellgast ILR Press

The shift from manufacturing- to service-based economies has often been accompanied by the expansion of low-wage and insecure employment. Many consider the effects of this shift inevitable. In Disintegrating...


Walmart in China

by Anita Chan ILR Press

Walmart and "Made in China" are practically synonymous; Walmart imports some 70 percent of its merchandise from China. Walmart is now also rapidly becoming a major retail presence there, with close to two hundred...


The thought of work

by John W. Budd ILR Press

What is work? Is it simply a burden to be tolerated or something more meaningful to one's sense of identity and self-worth? And why does it matter? In a uniquely thought-provoking book, John W. Budd presents...


Up In the Air

by Greg J. Bamber, Jody Hoffer Gittell, Thomas A. Kochan & Andrew von Nordenflycht ILR Press

When both an industry's workers and its customers report high and rising frustration with the way they are being treated, something is fundamentally wrong. In response to these conditions, many of the world's...