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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 38 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 Women And The American Labor Movement by Philip S. Foner
    Women And The American Labor Movement - by Philip S. Foner

    £21.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781608469215 | ISBN 10: 1608469212

    A comprehensive account of the women who organized for labor rights and equality from the early factories to the 1970’s.   This reprint of a groundbreaking history that traces American women’s struggle for freedom, equality and unity in th ... 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 Where are the Unions? Workers and Social Movements in Latin America, the Middle East and Europe by Sian Lazar (Editor)
    Where are the Unions? Workers and Social Movements in Latin America, the Middle East and Europe - by Sian Lazar (Editor)

    £19.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781783609895 | ISBN 10: 1783609893

    The first fully comprehensive comparison of the Latin American ‘turn to the left’, the Middle East and North African ‘Arab Spring’ and the Occupy and anti-austerity movements of Europe and North America, with a focus on the apparent lack of u ... 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 Disposable Domestics: Immigrant Women Workers in the Global Economy by Grace Chang
    Disposable Domestics: Immigrant Women Workers in the Global Economy - by Grace Chang

    £13.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781608465286 | ISBN 10: 1608465284

    Illegal. Un-American. Disposable. In a nation with an unprecedented history of immigration, the prevailing image of those who cross our borders in search of equal opportunity is that of a drain.   Grace Chang's vital account of immigrant women ... 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 Dixie be Damned: 300 Years of Insurrection in the American South by Neal Shirley and Saralee Stafford
    Dixie be Damned: 300 Years of Insurrection in the American South - by Neal Shirley and Saralee Stafford

    £16.00   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781849352079 | ISBN 10: 1849352070

    In 1891, when coal companies in eastern Tennessee brought in cheap convict labour to take over their jobs, workers responded by storming the stockades, freeing the prisoners, and loading them onto freight trains. Over the next year, tactics escalated ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography by Miriam Pawel
    The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography - by Miriam Pawel

    £14.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781608197132 | ISBN 10: 1608197131

    Cesar Chavez founded a labor union, launched a movement, and inspired a generation. He rose from migrant worker to national icon, becoming one of the great charismatic leaders of the 20th century. Two decades after his death, Chavez remains the most ... 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 The Immigrant War: A Global Movement Against Discrimination and Exploitation by Vittorio Longhi
    The Immigrant War: A Global Movement Against Discrimination and Exploitation - by Vittorio Longhi

    £11.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781447305897 | ISBN 10: 1447305892

    The abuse of Asian workers in the oil-rich Gulf countries, the trafficking of undocumented latinos at the US border, the exploitation of African sans papiers in France and the attacks on Sub-Saharan farmhands by the mob in Italy. All these events sho ... 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 Blood on Steel: Chicago Steelworkers and the Strike of 1937 by Michael Dennis
    Blood on Steel: Chicago Steelworkers and the Strike of 1937 - by Michael Dennis

    £13.00   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781421410180 | ISBN 10: 1421410184

    On Memorial Day 1937, thousands of steelworkers, middle-class supporters, and working-class activists gathered at Sam's Place on the Southeast Side of Chicago to protest Republic Steels virulent opposition to union recognition and collective bargain ... more

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  • Cover image of book Big Jim: Jim Larkin and the 1913 Lockout by Rory McConville, illustrated by Paddy Lynch
    Big Jim: Jim Larkin and the 1913 Lockout - by Rory McConville, illustrated by Paddy Lynch

    £13.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781847173065 | ISBN 10: 1847173063

    The story of Jim Larkin and the lockout of Dublin workers in 1913 led by William Martin Murphy, told in graphic novel form.   On August 26th 1913, the trams of Dublin stopped. The Great Dublin Lockout had begun. Over the next four months, Jame ... more

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  • Cover image of book Jobs with Justice: 25 Years, 25 Voices by Eric Larson (Editor)
    Jobs with Justice: 25 Years, 25 Voices - by Eric Larson (Editor)

    £11.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781604867466 | ISBN 10: 1604867469

    The world today has no shortage of economic crises or politicians and pundits who claim to have the vision that will get us out of the Great Recession. For 25 years, the labor-community coalition Jobs with Justice (JwJ) has endured the brutal vagar ... more

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  • Cover image of book We are Going to Kill Each Other Today: The Marikana Story by T. Jika, S. Mosamo, L. Sadiki, A. Saba, F.Dlangamandla and L. Ledwaba
    We are Going to Kill Each Other Today: The Marikana Story - by T. Jika, S. Mosamo, L. Sadiki, A. Saba, F.Dlangamandla and L. Ledwaba

    £15.95   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780624063452 | ISBN 10: 0624063453

    On 16 August 2012 the most shocking carnage in South Africas recent history occurred in the platinum mining town of Rustenburg: the Marikana shooting that left 34 striking miners dead.   This book tells the story behind the newspaper headlin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dublin 1913: Lockout & Legacy by Gary Granville
    Dublin 1913: Lockout & Legacy - by Gary Granville

    £7.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781847173614 | ISBN 10: 1847173616

    The Dublin 1913 lockout is often viewed as the most severe and significant industrial dispute in Irish history, between approximately 20,000 workers and 300 employers. Central to the dispute was the workers' right to unionise. The book outlines the p ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hungary 1930 and the Forgotten History of a Mass Protest by Bob Dent
    Hungary 1930 and the Forgotten History of a Mass Protest - by Bob Dent

    £13.95   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780850366594 | ISBN 10: 0850366593

    In 1930, on 1 September, 100,000 workers, employed and unemployed, marched through Budapest under the slogan 'Work and Bread!'. Many were injured and one person was killed as the police used swords and, at one point, fired into the crowd.   Th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bad News: The Wapping Dispute by John Lang & Graham Dodkins, Foreword by Tony Benn
    Bad News: The Wapping Dispute - by John Lang & Graham Dodkins, Foreword by Tony Benn

    £15.00   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780851247960 | ISBN 10: 0851247962

    In January 1986, some 5,500 workers employed by four of Britain's national newspapers were sacked. The Sun, News of the World, The Times and The Sunday Times were all owned by Rupert Murdoch's News International Limited, and the bitter industrial dis ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fields of Resistance: The Struggle of Florida
    Fields of Resistance: The Struggle of Florida's Agricultural Workers for Justice - by Silvia Giagnoni

    £14.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781608460939 | ISBN 10: 1608460932

    Migrant farmworkers in the United States are routinely forced to live and work in unsafe, impoverished conditions. In response, farmworkers in Immokalee, Florida, the tomato capital of the world, formed the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW). Aga ... 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 Black Power at Work: Community Control, Affirmative Action, and the Construction Industry by David Goldberg and Trevor Griffey (Editors)
    Black Power at Work: Community Control, Affirmative Action, and the Construction Industry - by David Goldberg and Trevor Griffey (Editors)

    £18.95   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780801474316 | ISBN 10: 0801474310

    Black Power at Work chronicles the history of direct action campaigns to open up the construction industry to black workers in the 1960s and 1970s. The book's case studies of local movements in Brooklyn, Newark, the Bay Area, Detroit, Chicago, and Se ... more

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  • Cover image of book Occupy! A Short History of Worker
    Occupy! A Short History of Worker's Occupations - by Dave Sherry

    £6.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781905192625 | ISBN 10: 1905192622

    Workplace occupations are back. Groups of workers have seized control of their factories to fight closures and job losses in the face of the economic crisis. Occupations, more than strikes or demonstrations, raise the question of who controls the wor ... 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 When Miners March by William C. Blizzard
    When Miners March - by William C. Blizzard

    £19.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781604863000 | ISBN 10: 1604863005

    In the first half of the 20th century, strikes and Union battles, murders and frame-ups were common in every industrial center in the U.S. But none of these episodes compared in scope to the West Virginia Mine Wars.   The uprisings of coal mi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tracing Your Labour Movement Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians by Mark Crail
    Tracing Your Labour Movement Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians - by Mark Crail

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781848840591 | ISBN 10: 1848840594

    If you want to find out about the life of an ancestor who was active in the labour movement or was a union member, this handbook will be a fascinating introduction to the subject. Mark Crail provides a graphic and authoritative account of the history ... more

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  • Cover image of book Preston Cotton Martyrs: The Millworkers Who Shocked a Nation by Jim S. Leigh
    Preston Cotton Martyrs: The Millworkers Who Shocked a Nation - by Jim S. Leigh

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781874181453 | ISBN 10: 1874181454

    Preston was no ordinary town during the nineteenth century. While king cotton reigned supreme throughout Lancashire, the underlying ills associated with this industry were very often highlighted particularly starkly there. Child labour, shocking work ... more

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  • Cover image of book Exploited: Migrant Labour in the New Global Economy by Toby Shelley
    Exploited: Migrant Labour in the New Global Economy - by Toby Shelley

    £20.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781842778524 | ISBN 10: 1842778528

    From cleaning to construction, from agriculture to domestic work, every day migrant labourers are exploited and enslaved. Extra hours are squeezed out of Polish food packers, and trafficked African children are used for forced labour. Low wages are u ... more

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  • Cover image of book Live Working or Die Fighting: How the Working Class Went Global by Paul Mason
    Live Working or Die Fighting: How the Working Class Went Global - by Paul Mason

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780099492887 | ISBN 10: 0099492881

    A Chinese woman pushes her way to the front of a hiring queue outside a factory in Shenzhen...A Bolivian miner, without light or ventilation, crawls deep inside a deserted mine...A group of Somali cleaners files into an investment bank in London's Ca ... more

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  • Cover image of book New Labour/Hard Labour? Restructuring and Resistance Inside the Welfare Industry by Gerry Mooney & Alex Law (editors)
    New Labour/Hard Labour? Restructuring and Resistance Inside the Welfare Industry - by Gerry Mooney & Alex Law (editors)

    £25.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781861348333 | ISBN 10: 1861348339

    There are an increasing number of studies devoted to an examination of New Labour's social policies. However, thus far there has been little in the way of substantive discussion of opposition to and conflict around key elements of New Labour's agenda ... more

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  • Cover image of book Custom and Conflict in The Land of the Gael: Ballachulish, 1900-1910 by Neville Kirk
    Custom and Conflict in The Land of the Gael: Ballachulish, 1900-1910 - by Neville Kirk

    £15.95   hardback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780850365702 | ISBN 10: 0850365708

    (We are not likely to keep this book in general stock due to the price, but it can be ordered on request, takes about 7-10 days)   Between 1902 and 1905 the Scottish community of Ballachulish, near Glencoe, was shaken to its foundations by pro ... 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 Iran on the Brink: Rising Workers and Threats of War by Andreas Malm and Shora Esmailian
    Iran on the Brink: Rising Workers and Threats of War - by Andreas Malm and Shora Esmailian

    £24.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780745326030 | ISBN 10: 074532603x

    This is an intimate account of Iranian working people; an account of the threat facing Iran from our own country; an assessment on the consequences for Iran and her internal struggles of external invasion; and an insider's account of Iran's people, i ... 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 Thirty Years in a Turtle-Neck Sweater by Nick Warren
    Thirty Years in a Turtle-Neck Sweater - by Nick Warren

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780091908829 | ISBN 10: 0091908825

    Nick Warren was just like any other boy growing up in the 70s, he liked playing out and being a little sod, and loved his younger brother and sister. Then one day when he was six, his mother kissed him goodbye to go shopping and never came back. N ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wobblies! A Graphic History of the Industrial Workers of the World by Paul Buhle & Nicole Schulman (editors)
    Wobblies! A Graphic History of the Industrial Workers of the World - by Paul Buhle & Nicole Schulman (editors)

    £19.95   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781844675258 | ISBN 10: 1844675254

    The Industrial Workers of the World - according to its members and devotees the "Greatest Thing On Earth", but according to employers and labor's conservatives a menace to society - is exactly a century old in 2005. How could a movement that in its ... more

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  • Cover image of book The London Years by Rudolf Rocker
    The London Years - by Rudolf Rocker

    £14.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780907123309 | ISBN 10: 0907123309

    This is the autobiography of a remarkable man and a window into a long-forgotten world. Rudolf Rocker was a German radical who became the leader of the Yiddish-speaking Jewish anarchists in London. He introduced this mass movement to world literatu ... more

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  • Cover image of book May Day: a Short History of the International Workers
    May Day: a Short History of the International Workers' Holiday - by Philip S. Foner

    £10.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780717806249 | ISBN 10: 0717806243

    This is the story of May Day - a holiday born in the USA a hundred years ago and since 1890 celebrated by working people the world over. In this short history, Philip Foner clarifies the dramatic origins of May Day and recounts many highlights of May ... 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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