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Unfair Advantage

Unfair Advantage

Workers' Freedom of Association in the United States Under International Human Rights Standards

  • Author: Lance A. Compa,Human Rights Watch (Organization)
  • Publisher: Human Rights Watch
  • ISBN: 9781564322517
  • Category: Freedom of association
  • Page: 213
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Monitoring International Labor Standards:

Monitoring International Labor Standards:

Techniques and Sources of Information

  • Author: Committee on Monitoring International Labor Standards,Policy and Global Affairs,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 0309091349
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 306
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This new report provides a framework within which to assess compliance with core international labor standards and succeeds in taking an enormous step toward interpreting all relevant information into one central database. At the request of the Bureau of International Labor Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Research Council's Committee on Monitoring International Labor Standards was charged with identifying relevant and useful sources of country-level data, assessing the quality of such data, identifying innovative measures to monitor compliance, exploring the relationship between labor standards and human capital, and making recommendations on reporting procedures to monitor compliance. The result of the committee's work is in two parts-this report and a database structure. Together, they offer a first step toward the goal of providing an empirical foundation to monitor compliance with core labor standards. The report provides a comprehensive review of extant data sources, with emphasis on their relevance to defined labor standards, their utility to decision makers in charge of assessing or monitoring compliance, and the cautions necessary to understand and use the quantitative information.

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Human Rights and Labor Solidarity

Human Rights and Labor Solidarity

Trade Unions in the Global Economy

  • Author: Susan L. Kang
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 0812206029
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 336
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Faced with the economic pressures of globalization, many countries have sought to curb the fundamental right of workers to join trade unions and engage in collective action. In response, trade unions in developed countries have strategically used their own governments' commitments to human rights as a basis for resistance. Since the protection of human rights remains an important normative principle in global affairs, democratic countries cannot merely ignore their human rights obligations and must balance their international commitments with their desire to remain economically competitive and attractive to investors. Human Rights and Labor Solidarity analyzes trade unions' campaigns to link local labor rights disputes to international human rights frameworks, thereby creating external scrutiny of governments. As a result of these campaigns, states engage in what political scientist Susan L. Kang terms a normative negotiation process, in which governments, trade unions, and international organizations construct and challenge a broader understanding of international labor rights norms to determine whether the conditions underlying these disputes constitute human rights violations. In three empirically rich case studies covering South Korea, the United Kingdom, and Canada, Kang demonstrates that this normative negotiation process was more successful in creating stronger protections for trade unions' rights when such changes complemented a government's other political interests. She finds that states tend not to respect stronger economically oriented human rights obligations due to the normative power of such rights alone. Instead, trade union transnational activism, coupled with sufficient political motivations, such as direct economic costs or strong rule of law obligations, contributed to changes in favor of workers' rights.

The Big Squeeze

The Big Squeeze

  • Author: Steven Greenhouse
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0307268632
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 320
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Why, in the world's most affluent nation, are so many corporations squeezing their employees dry? In this fresh, carefully researched book, New York Times reporter Steven Greenhouse explores the economic, political, and social trends that are transforming America's workplaces, including the decline of the social contract that created the world's largest middle class and guaranteed job security and good pensions. We meet all kinds of workers—white-collar and blue-collar, high-tech and low-tech, middle-class and low-income—as we see shocking examples of injustice, including employees who are locked in during a hurricane or fired after suffering debilitating, on-the-job injuries. With pragmatic recommendations on what government, business and labor should do to alleviate the economic crunch, The Big Squeeze is a balanced, consistently revealing look at a major American crisis.

The thought of work

The thought of work

  • Author: John W. Budd
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 0801462665
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 264
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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 ten historical and contemporary views of work from across the social sciences and humanities. By uncovering the diverse ways in which we conceptualize work-such as a way to serve or care for others, a source of freedom, a source of income, a method of psychological fulfillment, or a social relation shaped by class, gender, race, and power-The Thought of Work reveals the wide-ranging nature of work and establishes its fundamental importance for the human experience. When we work, we experience our biological, psychological, economic, and social selves. Work locates us in the world, helps us and others make sense of who we are, and determines our access to material and social resources. By integrating these distinct views, Budd replaces the usual fragmentary approaches to understanding the nature and meaning of work with a comprehensive approach that promotes a deep understanding of how work is understood, experienced, and analyzed. Concepts of work affect who and what is valued, perceptions of freedom and social integration, identity construction, evaluations of worker well-being, the legitimacy and design of human resource management practices, support for labor unions and labor standards, and relationships between religious faith and work ethics. By drawing explicit attention to diverse, implicit meanings of work, The Thought of Work allows us to better understand work, to value it, and to structure it in desirable ways that reflect its profound importance.

The Betrayal of Work

The Betrayal of Work

How Low-wage Jobs Fail 30 Million Americans And Their Families

  • Author: Beth Shulman
  • Publisher: The New Press
  • ISBN: 1595587292
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 255
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Following its publication in hardcover, the critically acclaimed Betrayal of Work became one of the most influential policy books about economic life in America; it was discussed in the pages of Newsweek, Business Week, Fortune, the Washington Post, Newsday, and USA Today, as well as in public policy journals and in broadcast interviews, including a one-on-one with Bill Moyers on PBS’s NOW. The American Prospect’s James K. Galbraith’s praise was typical: “Shulman’s slim and graceful book is a model combination of compelling portraiture, common sense, and understated conviction.” Beth Shulman’s powerfully argued book offers a full program to address the injustice faced by the 30 million Americans who work full time but do not make a living wage. As the influential Harvard Business School newsletter put it, Shulman “specifically outlines how structural changes in the economy may be achieved, thus expanding opportunities for all Americans.” This edition includes a new afterword that intervenes in the post-election debate by arguing that low-wage work is an urgent moral issue of our time.

The Democrats

The Democrats

A Critical History

  • Author: Lance Selfa
  • Publisher: Haymarket Books
  • ISBN: 1608460495
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 260
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"The Democrats: A Critical History is worthy reading for anyone who is interested in social change."--MediaMouse.org The 2006 elections put the Democrats in the majority in both houses of Congress, yet those hoping for change have been deeply disappointed. Lance Selfa looks at the Democrats in a broad historical perspective, showing that today’s betrayals stem from the Democratic Party’s role as one of the two parties serving the interests of the US establishment, not of the broader public or its “base” of women, African Americans, trade union members, and working and poor people. Many other books on the Democrats have seen the party’s recent history as a departure from its storied past as the “party of the people.” Selfa’s book is one of the few written for a popular audience to challenge this myth and to put today’s crisis of the Democratic Party’s legitimacy in a historical perspective. As the 2008 presidential season heats up, there will be many books about individual candidates and their personalities. This book is for people who want to go beyond campaign puffery to look at the serious topics and questions at stake, with a vision that isn’t limited to the next election cycle. Lance Selfa is a researcher and author. An editor and contributor to International Socialist Review, he edited The Struggle for Palestine (Haymarket Books, 2002). He lives in Chicago.

A Contest of Ideas

A Contest of Ideas

Capital, Politics and Labor

  • Author: Nelson Lichtenstein
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 025209512X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 368
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For more than thirty years Nelson Lichtenstein has deployed his scholarship--on labor, politics, and social thought--to chart the history and prospects of a progressive America. A Contest of Ideas collects and updates many of Lichtenstein's most provocative and controversial essays and reviews. These incisive writings link the fate of the labor movement to the transformations in the shape of world capitalism, to the rise of the civil rights movement, and to the activists and intellectuals who have played such important roles. Tracing broad patterns of political thought, Lichtenstein offers important perspectives on the relationship of labor and the state, the tensions that sometimes exist between a culture of rights and the idea of solidarity, and the rise of conservatism in politics, law, and intellectual life. The volume closes with portraits of five activist intellectuals whose work has been vital to the conflicts that engage the labor movement, public policy, and political culture.

Voices at Work

Voices at Work

Continuity and Change in the Common Law World

  • Author: Alan Bogg,Tonia Novitz
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191505668
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 470
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This edited collection is the culmination of a comparative project on 'Voices at Work' funded by the Leverhulme Trust 2010 - 2013. The book aims to shed light on the problematic concept of worker 'voice' by tracking its evolution and its complex interactions with various forms of law. Contributors to the volume identify the scope for continuity of legal approaches to voice and the potential for change in a sample of industrialised English speaking common law countries, namely Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, and USA. These countries, facing broadly similar regulatory dilemmas, have often sought to borrow and adapt certain legal mechanisms from one another. The variance in the outcomes of any attempts at 'borrowing' seems to demonstrate that, despite apparent membership of a 'common law' family, there are significant differences between industrial systems and constitutional traditions, thereby casting doubt on the notion that there are definitive legal solutions which can be applied through transplantation. Instead, it seems worth studying the diverse possibilities for worker voice offered in divergent contexts, not only through traditional forms of labour law, but also such disciplines as competition law, human rights law, international law and public law. In this way, the comparative study highlights a rich multiplicity of institutions and locations of worker voice, configured in a variety of ways across the English-speaking common law world. This book comprises contributions from many leading scholars of labour law, politics and industrial relations drawn from across the jurisdictions, and is therefore an exceedingly comprehensive comparative study. It is addressed to academics, policymakers, legal practitioners, legislative drafters, trade unions and interest groups alike. Additionally, while offering a critique of existing laws, this book proposes alternative legal tools to promote engagement with a multitude of 'voices' at work and therefore foster the effective deployment of law in industrial relations.

Ending Poverty in America

Ending Poverty in America

How to Restore the American Dream

  • Author: John Edwards,Marion Crain,Arne Kalleberg
  • Publisher: The New Press
  • ISBN: 1595587322
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
  • View: 1600
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Is poverty a fact of life? Can the wealthiest nation in the world do nothing to combat the steadily rising numbers of Americans living in poverty—or the 50 million Americans living in “near poverty”? Senator John Edwards and some of the country’s most prominent scholars, businesspeople, and community activists say otherwise. Published in conjunction with one of the country’s leading anti-poverty centers, Ending Poverty in America brings together some of America’s most respected social scientists, including William Julius Wilson, Katherine S. Newman, and Richard B. Freeman, alongside journalists, neighborhood organizers, and business leaders. The voices heard here are both liberal and conservative, and tackle hot-button issues such as job creation, schools, housing, and family-friendly social policy. The contributors explain why poverty is growing and outline concrete steps that can be taken now to start turning the tide. In a political landscape seemingly bereft of daring and forward-thinking ideas, this new book lays out a path toward eliminating poverty in America—a template for a renewed public debate for an issue of intense urgency.

In Solidarity

In Solidarity

Essays on Working-Class Organization and Strategy in the United States

  • Author: Kim Moody
  • Publisher: Haymarket Books
  • ISBN: 160846458X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 326
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In this thorough collection of inspiring and informed essays, Kim Moody, one of the world's most authoritative and recognized labor writers, analyzes the past, present, and future of unions in the United States. With a sharp understanding of Marxist theory and labor history, Moody charts a well-reasoned course for the future of rank-and-file struggle. Kim Moody was a founder of Labor Notes and is a member of the National Union of Journalists and a senior research fellow at the Work and Employment Unit of the University of Hertfordshire.

Continental Crucible

Continental Crucible

Big Business, Workers and Unions in the Transformation of North America

  • Author: Richard Roman,Edur Velasco Arregui
  • Publisher: PM Press
  • ISBN: 1629631361
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 192
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The crucible of North American neoliberal transformation is heating up, but its outcome is far from clear. Continental Crucible examines the clash between the corporate offensive and the forces of resistance from both a pancontinental and a class struggle perspective. This book also illustrates the ways in which the capitalist classes in Canada, Mexico, and the United States used free-trade agreements to consolidate their agendas and organize themselves continentally. The failure of traditional labor responses to stop the continental offensive being waged by big business has led workers and unions to explore new strategies of struggle and organization, pointing to the beginnings of a continental labor movement across North America. The battle for the future of North America has begun.

European Works Councils

European Works Councils

Pessimism of the Intellect Optimism of the Will?

  • Author: Ian Fitzgerald,John Stirling
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113439070X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 248
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This book covers the key themes related to the introduction, growth development and future of European Works Councils: the European Works Council Directive itself, European Works Council Agreements, Employers' strategies for managing European Works Councils in practice and trade union strategies for the development of European Works Councils. The book features contributions from key writers in the field and covers both theoretical models and questions of practice.

Daily Labor Report

Daily Labor Report

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Working class
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Workers' freedom of association

Workers' freedom of association

obstacles to forming a union : hearing before the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, second session, on workers' freedom of association : obstacles to forming a union, June 20, 2002

  • Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
  • Publisher: Government Printing Office
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  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 155
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Proceedings of the Annual Meeting -- Industrial Relations Research Association

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting -- Industrial Relations Research Association

  • Author: Labor and Employment Relations Association. Meeting,Adrienne E. Eaton,Industrial Relations Research Association
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780913447949
  • Category: Industrial relations
  • Page: 268
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The National Labor Relations Board

The National Labor Relations Board

recent trends and their implications : hearing before the Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, second session, hearing held in Washington, DC, September 19, 2000

  • Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and the Workforce. Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 158
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Proceedings of the Annual Meeting -- Industrial Relations Research Association

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting -- Industrial Relations Research Association

  • Author: Paula B. Voos,Industrial Relations Research Association
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780913447796
  • Category: Industrial relations
  • Page: 420
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Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting

Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting

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  • Category: Industrial relations
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