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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 26 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book The Many Not The Few: An Illustrated History of Britain Shaped by the People by Sean Michael Wilson and Robert Brown
    The Many Not The Few: An Illustrated History of Britain Shaped by the People - by Sean Michael Wilson and Robert Brown

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781780264448 | ISBN 10: 1780264445

    An old union rep, Joe, and his granddaughter, Arushi, spend a few pleasant days together going over the history of the labour movement. Over tea and sandwiches in his studio they consider the whole wide sweep and points of connection throughout histo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Champions of Equality: Trade Unions and LGBT Rights in Britain by Peter Purton
    Champions of Equality: Trade Unions and LGBT Rights in Britain - by Peter Purton

    £20.00   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781912064588 | ISBN 10: 1912064588

    "It was active campaigning in the trade union movement, especially in the workplace, that helped us win LGBT equality. And Peter’s book explains how that happened."(Angela Eagle MP) This book explores the work done by the unions in supporting LG ... more

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  • Cover image of book Trade Union Education: Transforming the World by Mike Seal
    Trade Union Education: Transforming the World - by Mike Seal

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781780264257 | ISBN 10: 1780264259

    Trade union education is in the doldrums. It generally lacks modern ways of teaching and is full of outdated content and avoids history, economics and politics.   This book demonstrates clearly that what is delivered in trade union education, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Workers Play Time: A Collection of Plays Born from the Great Struggles of the Trade Union Movement by Various authors
    Workers Play Time: A Collection of Plays Born from the Great Struggles of the Trade Union Movement - by Various authors

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781780264271 | ISBN 10: 1780264275

    A collection of plays born from the great struggles of the Trade Union movement.   Characters from Tolpuddle to Trico, from the early struggles for organisation to the recent struggles to save the youth service, speak out in the dozen plays co ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Long and Winding Road by Alan Johnson
    The Long and Winding Road - by Alan Johnson

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780552172158 | ISBN 10: 0552172154

    Winner of the Parliamentary Book Award, best memoir by a Parliamentarian, 2016  From the condemned slums of Southam Street in West London to the corridors of power in Westminster, Alan Johnson’s multi-award-winning autobiography charts an e ... more

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  • Cover image of book Harry Constable: In His Own Words by Bill Hunter
    Harry Constable: In His Own Words - by Bill Hunter

    £10.00   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780954207755 | ISBN 10: 0954207750

    Dockers set the pace for all the gains in wages and conditions during the 1940s and 50s. Most of their battles, against their bosses, the government and sometimes their own union, were led by rank and file committees. Harry Constable was one of their ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bob Crow: Socialist, Leader, Fighter: A Political Biography by Gregor Gall
    Bob Crow: Socialist, Leader, Fighter: A Political Biography - by Gregor Gall

    £20.00   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781526100290 | ISBN 10: 1526100290

    Bob Crow was the most high-profile and militant union leader of his generation. This biography focuses on his leadership of the RMT union, examining and exposing a number of popular myths created about him by political opponents. Using the schema of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Players
    Players' Work Time: A History of the British Musicians' Union, 1893-2013 - by Martin Cloonan and John Williamson

    £14.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781526113948 | ISBN 10: 1526113945

    This book examines the working lives of musicians over the past 120 years via the history of the Musicians' Union. The union has been at the centre of all major agreements covering the employment of musicians across the UK's music industries for this ... more

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  • Cover image of book Grunwick: The Workers
    Grunwick: The Workers' Story - by Jack Dromey and Graham Taylor

    £12.00   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910448946 | ISBN 10: 191044894x

    Grunwick was the strike that changed the rules of the game.   It changed the way the unions thought about race, about their own core values, and about the best way to organise among the new immigrant communities coming to Britain in the 1970s. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dare to be Free: Women in Trade Unions, Past and Present by Bernadette Hyland and Michael Herbert
    Dare to be Free: Women in Trade Unions, Past and Present - by Bernadette Hyland and Michael Herbert

    £3.95      (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780993224713 | ISBN 10: 0993224717

    This pamphlet explores the role of women in trade unions, both in the past and in contemporary Britain.   This publication has been made possible by a grant from the Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust and the General Federation of Trade ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bananeras: Women Transforming the Banana Unions of Latin America by Dana Frank
    Bananeras: Women Transforming the Banana Unions of Latin America - by Dana Frank

    £11.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781608465354 | ISBN 10: 1608465357

    Women banana workers have organized themselves and gained increasing control over their unions, their workplaces, and their lives.  Highly accessible and narrative in style, Bananeras recounts the history and growth of this vital movement and sh ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hesitant Comrades: The Irish Revolution and the British Labour Movement by Geoffrey Bell
    Hesitant Comrades: The Irish Revolution and the British Labour Movement - by Geoffrey Bell

    £18.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780745336602 | ISBN 10: 0745336604

    Geoffrey Bell's Hesitant Comrades is the first published history of the policies, actions and attitudes of the British working class towards the Irish national revolution of 1916-21.  Drawing principally on primary sources, Bell brings to lig ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Death and Life of American Labor: Toward a New Workers
    The Death and Life of American Labor: Toward a New Workers' Movement - by Stanley Aronowitz

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781784783006 | ISBN 10: 1784783005

    The decline of the American union movement – and how it can revive, by a leading analyst of labor.  Union membership in the United States has fallen below 11 percent, the lowest rate since before the New Deal. Labor activist and scholar of the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Northern ReSisters: Conversations with Radical Women by Bernadette Hyland
    Northern ReSisters: Conversations with Radical Women - by Bernadette Hyland

    £5.95      (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780993224706 | ISBN 10: 0993224709

    Bernadette Hyland interviews nine women from the North of England (including our own Mandy!) who have been active in some of the most important political campaigns of the last forty years, including trade unionism, Women's Liberation, anti-racism, th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blacklisted: The Secret War Between Big Business and Union Activists by Dave Smith and Phil Chamberlain
    Blacklisted: The Secret War Between Big Business and Union Activists - by Dave Smith and Phil Chamberlain

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781780262574 | ISBN 10: 1780262574

    Blacklisted tells the controversial story of the illegal strategies that transnational construction companies resorted to in their attempt to keep union activists away from their places of work. This is a story of a bitter struggle, in which collusio ... more

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  • Cover image of book Strike for America by Micah Uetricht
    Strike for America - by Micah Uetricht

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781781683255 | ISBN 10: 1781683255

    The Chicago Teachers Union strike was the most important domestic labor struggle so far this century — and perhaps for the last forty years — and the strongest challenge to the conservative agenda for restructuring education, which advocates for more ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Agency of Their Own: Sex Worker Union Organizing by Gregor Gall
    An Agency of Their Own: Sex Worker Union Organizing - by Gregor Gall

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781846942549 | ISBN 10: 1846942543

    This book concerns the projects and processes of sex worker unionisation and more widely forms of sex worker self-interest representation.  Since the late 1980s, sex workers have unionised themselves as collective associations of workers in thei ... more

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  • Cover image of book Unions For Beginners by David Cogswell, illustrated by C.M. Butzer
    Unions For Beginners - by David Cogswell, illustrated by C.M. Butzer

    £12.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781934389775 | ISBN 10: 1934389773

    Do you appreciate your forty-hour, five-day workweek? Appreciate having a safe working environment? Unions made this all possible in one way or another. Unions bring value to all sectors of a society. As the champion of people power versus corporate ... more

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  • Cover image of book Striking a Light: The Bryant and May Matchwomen and Their Place in History by Louise Raw, foreword by Sheila Rowbotham
    Striking a Light: The Bryant and May Matchwomen and Their Place in History - by Louise Raw, foreword by Sheila Rowbotham

    £19.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781441114266 | ISBN 10: 1441114262

    In July 1888, fourteen hundred women and girls employed by the matchmakers Bryant and May walked out of their East End factory and into the history books.   Louise Raw gives us a challenging new interpretation of events proving that the women ... more

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  • Cover image of book Breaking Their Chains: Mary Macarthur and the Chainmakers
    Breaking Their Chains: Mary Macarthur and the Chainmakers' Strike of 1910 - by Tony Barnsley

    £6.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781905192649 | ISBN 10: 1905192649

    "For two months in the autumn of 1910 hundreds of women chainmakers in the Black Country struck against their employers and won a minimum wage which doubled their incomes. Women who had no vote, who were largely illiterate, who worked 54-hour weeks f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Work and Sing: A History of Occupational and Labor Union Songs in the United States by Ronald D. Cohen
    Work and Sing: A History of Occupational and Labor Union Songs in the United States - by Ronald D. Cohen

    £21.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780974412481 | ISBN 10: 0974412481

    Labor songs have long pervaded workers’ culture in the United States, beginning in the colonial period and running into the 21st century. Labor unions published songbooks, labor schools encouraged singing, and radical organizations used songs about u ... more

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  • Cover image of book Embedded with Organized Labor: Journalistic Reflections on the Class War at Home by Steve Early
    Embedded with Organized Labor: Journalistic Reflections on the Class War at Home - by Steve Early

    £14.95   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781583671887 | ISBN 10: 1583671889

    Embedded With Organized Labor describes how union members have organized successfully, on the job and in the community, in the face of employer opposition now and in the past. The author has produced a provocative series of essays — an unusual exerci ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Post-war Compromise: British Trade Unions and Industrial Politics 1945-64 by Edited by Alan Campbell, Nina Fishman and John McIlroy
    The Post-war Compromise: British Trade Unions and Industrial Politics 1945-64 - by Edited by Alan Campbell, Nina Fishman and John McIlroy

    £18.95   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780850366013 | ISBN 10: 0850366011

    This multifaceted text, written by authors from a range of disciplines, focuses on the politics of trade unionism - not only unions' relations with political parties and the state but also on the politics of workplace conflict and industrial action.& ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Key to My Cell by Des Warren
    The Key to My Cell - by Des Warren

    £10.00   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780954207731 | ISBN 10: 0954207734

    Des Warren was one of the pickets jailed at Shrewsbury following the national building workers strike of 1972. His trial on conspiracy charges was part of the attempt by the Tory government of the day to destroy basic trade union rights. The incoming ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ramparts of Resistance: How Workers Lost Their Power and How to Get It Back by Sheila Cohen
    Ramparts of Resistance: How Workers Lost Their Power and How to Get It Back - by Sheila Cohen

    £26.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780745315294 | ISBN 10: 0745315291

    Ramparts of Resistance examines the experience of British and US workers during the last three decades to offer a broad analysis of the need for a new independent politics of trade unionism. Recent years have seen great changes in the trade union mo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Argentina - From Anarchism to Peronism: Workers, Unions and Politics, 1855-1985 by Ronnie Munck, with Ricardo Falcon and Bernardo Galitelli
    Argentina - From Anarchism to Peronism: Workers, Unions and Politics, 1855-1985 - by Ronnie Munck, with Ricardo Falcon and Bernardo Galitelli

    £15.99   paperback   (1987) - ISBN 13: 9780862325718 | ISBN 10: 0862325714

    This book by three Argentinian authors traces the history of Latin America's oldest - and for many years its largest - working class. After outlining its mid-19th century origins in migration from overseas and internal proletarianization, the authors ... more

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