Real World Labor

Edited by Immanuel Ness, Amy Offner, and Chris Sturr

Real World Labor cover
Edition:
2nd
Date of publication:
April 2011
Pages:
400
ISBN:
978-1-878585-78-3
Price:
$34.95


  • CHAPTER 1 · LABOR LAW, POLICY, AND REGULATION
    • 1.1 Another World is Possible Staughton Lynd
    • 1.2 Before and After Taft–HartleyHarris Freeman
    • 1.3 U.S. Labor Law: Stacked Against WorkersAndrew Strom
    • 1.4 Unregulated WorkSiobhán McGrath and Nina Martin
    • 1.5 Taking Care of ThemselvesJulie Herlihy
    • 1.6 Hard Work at an Advanced AgeAmy Gluckman
    • 1.7 What’s Behind Union Decline in the United States?Alejandro Reuss
    • 1.8 What Wisconsin MeansRoger Bybee
  • CHAPTER 2 · WAGES AND THE LABOR MARKET
    • 2.1 The Crisis of Wage TheftKim Bobo
    • 2.2 Insider ExploitationEsther Cervantes
    • 2.3 Don’t Blame the Minimum WagePaddy Quick
    • 2.4 What’s Good for Wal-Mart...John Miller
    • 2.5 What Can We Do to Raise Wages?Arthur MacEwan
    • 2.6 Measuring the Full Impact of Minimum-Wage LawsJeannette Wicks–Lim
    • 2.7 Access to Paid Sick Days Vastly UnequalElise Gould
    • 2.8 Imprisoned in Low WagesWill Goldberg
    • 2.9 Nike to the Rescue?John Miller
    • 2.10 Chinese Workers Stand UpJohn Miller
    • 2.11 State Workers Face a Compensation PenaltyEthan Pollack
  • CHAPTER 3 · EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT
    • 3.1 The “Natural Rate” of UnemploymentRobert Pollin
    • 3.2 The Real Unemployment Rate Hits a 68–Year HighJohn Miller
    • 3.3 How Might Blacks Fare in a Jobless Recovery?Sylvia Allegretto and Steven Pitts
    • 3.4 Unemployment Insurance: A Broken SystemMarianne Hill
    • 3.5 Mining the Golden YearsRobert Larson
    • 3.6 We Need a (Green) Jobs Program Jeannette Wicks–Lim
    • 3.7 Welfare Reform and the Campaign to Regulate American WorkersFrances Fox Piven
    • 3.8 Unemployment: A Jobs Deficit or a Skills Deficit?John Miller and Jeannette Wicks–Lim
    • 3.9 Employers Go on Strike—Because They CanJohn Miller
  • CHAPTER 4 · INTERNATIONAL LABOR MOVEMENTS
    • 4.1 Labor Influence in the New South African GovernmentPatrick Bond
    • 4.2 On Strike in ChinaChris Tilly and Marie Kennedy
    • 4.3 South Korean Labor Faces RepressionDan Read
    • 4.4 The Assault on Labor in Cananea, MexicoAnne Fischel and Lin Nelson
    • 4.5 Colombia: Building Global Worker SolidarityAviva Chomsky
    • 4.6 The Global Crisis and the World Labor MovementDan La Botz
    • 4.7 The Struggle for Worker Rights in EgyptJoel Beinin
  • CHAPTER 5 · SEGMENTATION AND DISCRIMINATION BY RACE, GENDER, AND IMMIGRATION STATUS
    • 5.1 How the Green Economy Can Promote Equal Opportunities for Women Jeannette Wicks–Lim
    • 5.2 Comparable WorthAmy Gluckman
    • 5.3 Gulf Coast Shipyard Workers Take on Northrup GrummanSaladin Muhammad
    • 5.4 Indiana and Honda Mold a White WorkforceRoger Bybee
    • 5.5 Wages for HouseworkLena Graber and John Miller
    • 5.6 Managed Labor or Human RightsDavid Bacon
    • 5.7 “They Work Here, They Live Here, They Stay Here!”Marie Kennedy and Chris Tilly
    • 5.8 Made in ArgentinaMarie Trigona
    • 5.9 Building a Better Austin from BelowCarlos Pérez de Alejo
    • 5.10 Immigrant Rights are Labor RightsPeter Rachleff
  • CHAPTER 6 · UNIONS AND ORGANIZING STRATEGY
    • 6.1 The Real Audacity of HopeKari Lydersen and James Tracy
    • 6.2 The IWW and Solidarity Unionism at StarbucksStaughton Lynd and Daniel Gross
    • 6.3 SEIU Civil War Puts Labor–Management “Partnership” in a New LightSteve Early
    • 6.4 Austin, Minnesota and the Legacy of the IWWPeter Rachleff
    • 6.5 Labor's Capital Adria Scharf
    • 6.6 The Unionization of Nurses in the United StatesHerman Benson
    • 6.7 Mineworkers’ Direct ActionShawn Hattingh
    • 6.8 The Revival of the Strike in U.K. Employment RelationsAlan Tuckman
  • CHAPTER 7 · MANAGEMENT MODELS: OLD AND NEW, GOOD AND BAD
    • 7.1 Scripted TalkAdria Scharf
    • 7.2 Hope and Exhaustion at the Hotel BauenElissa Dennis
    • 7.3 Venezuela’s Cooperative RevolutionBetsy Bowman and Bob Stone
    • 7.4 Post–Apartheid VineyardsWilliam G. Moseley
    • 7.5 Quality In, Workers Out?Amy Gluckman
    • 7.6 Worker–Owners and UnionsDan Bell
    • 7.6 The Job Crisis and the Art of Flexible LaborDan DiMaggio
  • CHAPTER 8 · LABOR, GLOBALIZATION, AND TRADE
    • 8.1 Contemporary Workers’ Struggles Against NeoliberalismPeter Rachleff
    • 8.2 The Globalization ClockThomas Palley
    • 8.3 Fields of Free Trade Timothy A. Wise
    • 8.4 International Labor StandardsArthur MacEwan
    • 8.5 Outsized Offshore OutsourcingJohn Miller
    • 8.6 Women of NAFTAMartha Ojeda, Felicitas Contreras, and Yolanda Treviño
    • 8.7 Is China’s Currency Manipulation Hurting the U.S.?Arthur MacEwan
    • 8.8 Why the Loss of Manufacturing Jobs?Arthur MacEwan
  • CHAPTER 9 · LABOR AND ECONOMIC CRISIS
    • 9.1 Inequality, Power, and IdeologyArthur MacEwan
    • 9.2 Should We Be Talking About Living Wages Now?Jeannette Wicks–Lim
    • 9.3 Corporate America’s Counter–Stimulus StrategyRoger Bybee
    • 9.4 Creating Decent Jobs: The Role of UnionsJeannette Wicks–Lim
    • 9.5 Harassment: The Recession’s Hidden ByproductJane Slaughter
    • 9.6 Same Output + Fewer Hours = Economic Crisis?Alejandro Reuss
    • 9.7 Greece as a Demonstration ProjectMike–Frank Epitropoulos
    • 9.8 Full Employment as the Answer for EuropeRobert Pollin
    • 9.9 The Betrayal of Public WorkersRobert Pollin and Jeffrey Thompson
  • CHAPTER 10 · LABOR AND MILITARISM
    • 10.1 U.S. Imperialism, Militarism, and the Labor UnionsBill Fletcher, Jr.
    • 10.2 Youth of Color Resist Military RecruitingAnisha Desai and Maryam Roberts
    • 10.3 Iraq’s Workers Strike to Keep Their OilDavid Bacon
    • 10.4 In Harm’s WayRodney Ward
    • 10.5 Conscripted by PovertyAnna Sussman
    • 10.6 The Economics and Politics of Depropriation in the Other ColombiaPatricia M. Rodriguez
    • 10.7 Can Military Spending Solve the Job Crisis?Heidi Garrett–Peltier
  • Contributors