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--Kim Scipes, Ph.D.

March 25, 2014

 

NOTE:  MAJOR EXPANSION OF SECTION ON INTERNATIONAL LABOR SOLIDARITY

January 13, 2014

 

Two recent, and extremely important books:

 

Nick Turse.  2013.  Kill Anything That Moves:  The Real American War in Vietnam.  New York:  Metropolitan Books.

I have read this entire book, and it is the best book that covers the war in general that I have ever read.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 

Scipes' review on-line at http://www.substancenews.net/articles.php?page=4416&section=Article.

 

Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick.  2012.  The Untold History of the United States.  New York:  Gallery Books.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

I heard Stone and Kuznick talk and show their piece on Vietnam in Chicago on Feb 1, 2013, this material was excellent.

 

 

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For material on the economy (including economic inequality) go to http://faculty.pnc.edu/kscipes/Course_references.htm#SOCIAL_STRATIFICATION:__SOC_411_

 

 

NEW (November 1, 2012) PH.D. DISSERTATION ON AFL-CIO's FOREIGN POLICY:

 

Bass, George Nelson III.  2012.  Organized Labor and US Foreign Policy:  The Solidarity Center in Historical Context.  Department of Political Science, Florida International University.  Available free on-line at http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/etd/752.  (Go to this page and then click on "download.")  This examines the Solidarity Center's work, in line with traditional AFL-CIO foreign policy practices, and argues well that AFL-CIO foreign policy practices have continued under the Solidarity Center.

 

New article on National Endowment for Democracy:

 

Smith, Jordan Michael.  2013.  "The US Democracy Project."  The National Interest, May 1.  On-line at http://nationalinterest.org/article/the-us-democracy-project-8379.  This is a critical article in a conservative journal that talks about US efforts to promote "democracy" around the world--in reality, elite, top-down, CONSTRAINED, polyarchal democracy--that is worth a read.  For more details on the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), see my 2010 book, AFL-CIO's Secret War against Developing Country Workers:  Solidarity or Sabotage? (Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books:  96-105.

 

CONTEMPORARY LABOR ISSUES (The actual bibliography)

---        2013.  "Three Legs of Needed Social Change: US Empire, US Capitalism, and Global Climate Change."  Z Net, February 27.  On-line at www.zcommunications.org/contents/191463/print.

Emergency!  "United Steel Workers and California Labor Federation Stand Up for Colombian Unions and Peace" by James Jordan. Alliance for Global Justice, August 2012.  On-line at http://afgj.org/united-steel-workers-and-california-labor-federation-stand-up-for-colombian-unions-and-peace.

"Democrats and US Labor:  Delusional About Latin America" by Alberto C. Ruiz.  Counterpunch, September 4, 2012.  On-line at http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/09/04/democrats-and-u-s-labor-delusional-about-latin-america/.

 

Kim Scipes' latest book:

AFL-CIO's Secret War against Developing Country Workers:  Solidarity or Sabotage?

 

by Dr. Kim Scipes

 

Now out in paperback at reduced price!

 

Details and Reviews of Scipes' book (and 20% discount for orders):

http://faculty.pnc.edu/kscipes/Book.htm

 

 

New article based on Chapter 3 of Dr. Scipes' book:

 

2012.  "Globalization from Below:  Labor Activists Challenging the AFL-CIO Foreign Policy Program." 

Critical Sociology, Vol. 38, No. 2 (March):  303-323.

 

2012.  (March 5).  "Kim Scipes on AFL-CIO's Secret War against Developing Country Workers:  Solidarity or Sabotage?"   57 min.  Video interview  by Steve Zeltzer of Labor Video Project of San Francisco.  On-line at www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzUsLrlie_Q.

 

 

New article by James Jordan (June 2012)

 

2012 (June 25).  "USAID Grants $3 Million to Solidarity Center's Bogotá Office--Unionists Want to Know Why"

On-line at http://afgj.org/usaid-grants-3-million-to-solidarity-centers-bogota-office-unionists-want-to-know-why.

 

 

 

ATTENTION: 

 

Whitney, Mike.  2013.  "Another Sign of the Buckling Economy:  The Collapse of the Hourly Wage."  June 10.  On-line at http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/06/10/the-collapse-of-the-hourly-wage/.

 

Scipes, Kim.  2013.  "Three Legs of Needed Social Change: US Empire, US Capitalism, and Global Climate Change."  Z Net, February 27.  On-line at www.zcommunications.org/contents/191463/print.

 

Coles, Dave.  2013.  "Can Labor Help Shape an Effective Climate Crisis Strategy?  Yes, Canada's Largest Energy Union Says No to the Keystone Pipeline."  January 17 at the City University of New York.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/2013/coles180113.html.

 

McKibben, Bill.  2012.  "Global Warming's Terrifying New Math:  Three Simple Numbers that add up to Global Catastrophe--and that makes clear who the real enemy is."  Rolling Stone, August 2.  On-line at www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/global-warmings-terrifying-new-math-20120719.

 

Chetney, Nina.  2012.  "Global Warming Close to Becoming Irreversible."  Scientific American, March 26.  On-line at www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=global-warming-close-to-becoming-ir&print=true.

 

 

Books on Madison Uprising, and a Review of the Books

 

Buhle, Mari Jo and Paul Buhle, eds.  2011.   It Started in Wisconsin:  Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Labor ProtestIntroduction by John Nichols, and Afterward by Michael Moore.  London and New York:  Verso.  This includes a chapter by Dr. Scipes:  "Wisconsin and US Labor":  149-158.

 

Nichols, John.  2012.  Uprising:  How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street.  New York:  Nation Books.

 

Yates, Michael D., ed.  2012.  Wisconsin Uprising:  Labor Fights Back.  New York:  Monthly Review Press.

 

Scipes, Kim.  2012.  "A Look Back in the Mirror at the Wisconsin Uprising:  A Review Essay of It Started in Wisconsin:  Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Labor Protest, ed. by Mari Jo Buhle and Paul Buhle; Uprising:  How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, From Madison to Wall Street by John Nichols; and Wisconsin Uprising:  Labor Fights Back, ed. by Michael D. Yates."  ZNet, July 18.  On-line at www.zcommunications.org/contents/187443/print.

 

CHARTS SHOWING ECONOMIC SITUATION AS OF OCT 11, 2011--VERY GOOD DATA, WITH EXPLANATIONS FOR EACH CHART, "EXPLAINING" WHY WALL STREET PROTESTERS ARE ANGRY ABOUT:  http://www.businessinsider.com/what-wall-street-protesters-are-so-angry-about-2011-10.

 

Duhigg, Charles and Keith Bradsher.  2012.  "How the US Lost Out on iPhone Work,"   New York Times, January 21, 2012.  On-line at http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/business/apple-america-and-a-squeezed-middle-class.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=thab1VERY IMPORTANT ARTICLE ABOUT THE DEMISE OF MANUFACTURING IN THE US.

 

 

 

April 2009 ANALYSIS OF THE CHANGING ECONOMIC SYSTEM

AND ITS AFFECTS ON US WORKERS:

Scipes, Kim.  2009.  "An Alternative Perspective for the Global South--Neoliberal  Economic Policies in the United States:  The Impact of Globalization on a 'Northern' Country." Indian Journal of Politics and International Relations, Vol. 2, No. 1, January-June: 12-47.  An slightly earlier version is on-line at www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/21584.   Best read while listening to James McMurtry's "Can't Make It Here Any More" on "You Tube."

 

 

A new radio program, Vince Emanuele's "Veterans Unplugged" from Michigan City, Indiana, USA, initially for US military veterans, and pro-union, but which has expanded to include interviews with some of the most interesting, and critical thinkers in the US (and, lately, including people from around the world);  www.veteransunplugged.com.  Interviews are archived and can be listened to by anyone at http://veteransunplugged.com/theshow/archive.  The live show is from 5-7 pm Central (Chicago) time, every Sunday, and can be heard live over www.wimsradio.com.

 

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REPORTS AND KEY ARTICLES

 

Sustar, Lee.  2012.  "How Can the Chicago Teachers Union Win?"  Socialistworker.com, June 27.  On-line at  www.zcommunications.org/how-can-the-chicago-teachers-union-win-by-lee-sustar.  Looks at possible teachers strike in Chicago in late summer/early fall, and suggests how it can be won!

 

Gindin, Sam.  2012.  "Sam Gindin on the Crisis in Labor:  Interview transcript from Doug Henwood."  June 18.  On-line at http://lbo-news.com/2012/06/18/sam-gindin-on-the-crisis-in-labor.  DISCUSSES THE PROBLEMS OF THE LABOR MOVEMENT IN LIGHT OF THE DEFEAT IN WISCONSIN:  IMPORTANT.

 

Gupta, Arun.  2012.  "What Occupy Taught the Unions:  SEIU and Others are Embracing the Movement That has Succeeded as They Have Failed."  Salon.com, February 2.  On-line at www.salon.com/2012/02/02/occupys_challenge_to_big_labor/print/.

 

Lafer, Gordon.  2012.  "What 'Right to Work' Means for Indiana's Workers:  A Pay Cut."  The Nation, January 11.  On-line at www.thenation.com/article/165599/what-right-to-work-means-indias-workers-pay-cut.

 

Greenhouse, Steven.  2011.  "Occupy Movement Inspires Unions to Embrace Bold Tactics."  New York Times, November 8.  On-line at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/09/business/occupy-movement-inspires-unions-to-embrace-bold-tactics.html?hpw=&pagewanted=print.

 

Scipes, Kim.  2011.  "Open Letter to the Occupy Wall Street Movement:  Beware of Labor Leaders Bearing Gifts."  Z Net, October 12.  On-line at www.zcommunications.org/contents/181882/print.

 

Baden, Ben.  2011.  "15 Stunning Statistics About the Jobs Market."  US News & World Report, September 28.  On-line at http://news.yahoo.com/15-stunning-statistics-jobs-market-134815781.html.

 

Roth, Zachery.  2011.  "Only 55 percent of young Americans have jobs, lowest since WW II."  Yahoo! News, September 22.  On-line at http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/battered-downturn-young-americans-put-off-adulthood-160406776.html.

 

Uehlein, Joe.  2011.  "American Labor:  A Sustainable Path."  Z Net, September 5.  On-line at www.zcommunications.org/contents/181009/print.

 

Street, Paul.  2011.  "Beyond the Ballot Mania:  Wisconsin Reflections."  Z Net, August 14.  On-line at www.zcommunications.org/contents/18049/print.

 

Greenhouse, Steven.  2011.  "In Indiana, Clues to Future of Wisconsin Labor."  New York Times, February 26.  On-line at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/27/business/27collective-bargain.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha23.

 

Scipes, Kim.  2010.  “Why Labor Imperialism?  AFL-CIO’s Foreign Policy Leaders and the Developing World.”  Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society, Vol. 13, No. 4, December:  465-479.

 

Johnston, David Cay.  2010.  "Scary New Wage Data."  Tax.com, October 24.  On-line at http://www.tax.com/taxcom/taxblog.nsf/Permalink/UBEN-8AGMUZ?OpenDocument.

 

"This Labor Day, Let's Salute All Union Stewards--and Their Cutting Edge in California" by Steve Early.  In These Times, August 24.  On-line at www.zcommunications.org/contents/171724.

 

"Unions Representing Workers in Canada, Mexico and US Explore Merger:  Would Create International Union of One Million Metal Workers and Miners" by Dan LaBotz.  New Politics, June 29, 2010.  On-line at http://www.zcommunications.org/unions-representing-workers-in-canada-mexico-and-u-s-explore-merger-by-dan-la-botz.

 

"SEIU's Post-Andy Stern Future" by Randy Shaw.  April 14, 2010.  On-line at http://beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=8014.

 

"SEIU's Mega-Local Meltdown:  Size Matters, But Members Matter More" by Steve Early.  Working in these Times, March 1, 2010.  On-line at www.inthesetimes.com/working/entry/5629/seius_mega-local_meltdown_size_matters_but_members_matter_more/.

 

"Labor Underutilization Problems of US Workers Across Household Income Groups at the End of the Great Recession:  A  Truly Great Depression Among the Nation's Low Income Workers Amidst Full Employment Among the Most Affluent" by Andrew Sum and Ishwar Khatiwada.  February 2010.  THIS GIVES A DETAILED LOOK AS TO WHICH AMERICAN WORKERS ARE SUFFERING IN THE GREAT RECESSION--this is the study referred to in Bob Herbert's NY Times column, "Worst of the Pain" on February 9, 2010: A-23.  On-line at http://www.clms.neu.edu/publication/documents/Labor_Underutilization_Problems_of_U.pdfWELL WORTH A LOOK!

 

"Behind the Kitchen Door:  The Hidden Costs of Taking the Low Road in Chicagoland's Thriving Restaurant Industry" is a recent report (February 9, 2010) by the Restaurant Opportunities Center Chicago that examines this industry.  Among other findings:  "Although the national restaurant industry employs 12.7 million people throughout the country, the national median wage at restaurants is only $8.59 per hour or $12,868 per year."  Full report at www.rocunited.org/files/Chicago_BKD_lores_edit0119.pdf, and executive summary at www.rocunited.org/files/CHICAGO_Exec-lores_edit0120.pdf.  To contact the national restaurant workers' organization in Chicago, go to www.rocunited.org/affiliates/chicago

 

"The Unions of the States" by John Schmitt, Center for Economic and Policy Research, February 2010.  This discusses unionization and benefits of membership by each state in the United States.  ["In the typical state, unionization is associated with about a 15 percent increase in hourly wages (roughly $2.50 per hour, a 19-percentage point increase in the likelihood of having employer-provided health insurance, and a 24-percentage point increase in the likelihood of having employer-sponsored retirement plans."]  On-line at www.cepr.net/documents/publications/unions-states-2010.pdf.

 

"'The End of Labor Law Reform for Another Generation?'  The Night They Drove Old EFCA Down" by Steve Early.  Counterpunch, February 2.  On-line at www.zmag.org.znet/viewArticle/23802.

 

"International Tribunal on Trade Union Freedom Condemns Mexican Presidency."  Z Net, November 1.  On-line at www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/23010.  For update, see Dan La Botz, "Mexican Electrical Workers Union Changes Strategy in Face of Calderon Government's Intransigence."  Z Net, December 14, 2009.  On-line at www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/23360.

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NEW STUDY ON EMPLOYER ATTACKS AGAINST UNION ORGANIZING:

Bronfenbrenner, Kate.

--        2009.  "No Holds Barred:  The Intensification of Employer Opposition to Organizing."  Economic Policy Institute and American Rights at Work Education Fund, Briefing Paper#235, May 20.  On-line at www.epi.org/publications/entry/bp235/.

--        2009.  "A War Against Organizing."  The Washington Post, June 3.  On-line at www.turthout.org/060909LA.

 

 

RECENT HIGH-QUALITY AND IMPORTANT BOOKS ON LABOR MOVEMENT, AND SELECTED REVIEWS.

 

Ashby, Steven K. and C.J. Hawking.  2009.  Staley:  The Fight for a New American Labor Movement.  Urbana and Chicago:  University of Illinois Press.

 

Bardacke, Frank.  2011.  Trampling Out the Vintage:  Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm Workers.  NY:  Verso.

 

Brenner, Aaron, Robert Brenner and Cal Winslow, eds.  2010.  Rebel Rank and File:  Labor Militancy and Revolt from Below During the Long 1970s.  NY:  Verso.

 

Dean, Amy B. and David B. Reynolds.  2009.  A New New Deal:  How Regional Activism Will Reshape the American Labor Movement.  Ithaca and London:  Cornell University Press.

 

Early, Steve. 

---        2009.  Embedded with Organized Labor.  NY:  Monthly Review.

---        2011.  The Civil Wars in US Labor:  Birth of a New Workers' Movement or Death Throes of the Old?  New York and London:  Verso.

 

Fletcher, Bill, Jr. and Fernando Gapasin.  2008.  Solidarity Divided:  The Crisis in Organized Labor and A New Path Toward Social Justice.  Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.

 

Ganz, Marshall.  2009.  Why David Sometimes Wins:  Leadership, Organization, and Strategy in the California Farm Worker Movement.  NY:  Oxford University Press.

 

Pawel, Miriam.  2009.  The Union of Their Dreams:  Power, Hope and Struggle in César Chavez's Farm Worker Movement.   NY:  Bloomsbury Press.

 

Scipes, Kim. 

---        2008.  "Labor, Empire and Globalization:  An Extended Review of Solidarity Divided."  Z Net, December 27, 2008, 9pp.  On-line at http://www.zcommunications.org/contents/1156/print.

---        2010.  AFL-CIO's Secret War against Developing Country Workers:  Solidarity or Sabotage?  Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books.

 

Shaw, Randy.  2009.  "Review of Early:  'Early's Provocative Assessment of the U.S. Labor Movement'."  June 10.  On-line at http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/Early_s_Provocative_Assessment_of_the_U_S_Labor_Movement_6973.html.

 

Shields, Randy.  2008.  Beyond the Fields:  Cesar Chavez, the UFW and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century.  Berkeley and Los Angeles:  University of California Press.

 

Street, Paul.  2011. "A Betrayal of the Highest Order: Reflections on Kim Scipes' Important New Book on U.S. Labor Imperialism." Z Net, April 23. On-line at www.zcommunications.org/contents/177776/print.

 

Turner, Lowell and Daniel B. Cornfield, eds.  2007.  Labor  in the New Urban Battlegrounds:  Local Solidarity in a Global Economy.  Ithaca and London:  Cornell University Press.

 

Yates, Michael D.  2010.  "The Rise and Fall of the United Farm Workers :  A Review of Miriam Pawel, The Union of Their Dreams: Power, Hope, and Struggle in Cesar Chavez’s Farm Worker Movement (New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2009)."  Monthly Review, May.  On-line at http://monthlyreview.org/100501yates.php.
 

 

GENERAL ARTICLES OF INTEREST:

 

Associated Press Reports:  "Union Membership Rises for Second Straight Year."  January 28, 2009.  On-line at http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090128/ap_on_bi_ge/union_membership/print.

 

Greenhouse, Steven.  2009.  "Infighting Distracts Unions at Crucial Time."  New York Times, July 9.  On-line at www.nytimes.com/2009/07/09/business/09labor.html?scp=3&sq=AFL-CIO&st=cse.

 

Moberg, David. 

---        2009.  "One Hat for Labor?"  The Nation, May 18.  On-line at http://www.thenation.com/doc/20090518/moberg?rel=hp_currently.

---        2009.  "Trumka Thinks Big."  The Nation, July 7.  On-line at http://www.thenation.com/doc/20090720/moberg.

 

Scipes, Kim. 

---        2009.  "Neo-Liberal Economic Policies in the United States:  The Impact of Globalization on a 'Northern' Country."  Paper given April at the 2009 Annual Conference for Labor Education at the National Labor College in Silver Spring, MD.  Note:  This paper looks at the affects of approximately 30 years of neo-liberal economic policies on US workers, but also provides a snap-shot of conditions for US workers prior to the current Financial Crisis that began in the Summer of 2007.  This paper can be downloaded from http://uale.org/2009-conference-papers-%2526amp%3B-presentations, and was published on Z Net on June 1:  on-line at www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/21584.

---        2009. “A Sociologist Critically Examines Paul Krugman’s Economics.”  Z Net, June 11.  On-line at www.zmag.org/znet/viewAricle/21671.

 

UNION DEMOCRACY:  INTERNAL FIGHTS IN SEIU and UNITE-HERE

Late 2008-2011

Abowd, Paul.  2009.  "UNITED WHERE?  SEIU Offers a Hans as UNITE HERE Power Struggle Goes Public."  Labor Notes, February 9.  On-line at http://labornotes.org/node/2073.

 

Benson, Herman.

---        2009.  "Hybrid Unionism:  Dead End or Fertile Future?"  Dissent Magazine, Winter.  On-line at http://dissentmagazine.org/article/?article=1334.

---        2009.  "Herman Benson Responds to Gerry Hudson and Tom DeBruin."  On-line at http://dissentmagazine.org/article/?article=1347.

 

Early, Steve. 

---        2009.  "Employee Free Choice at Work:  Check out of Stern's Hotel California."  Counterpunch, February 4.  On-line at www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/20474.

---        2010.  "SEIU's Mega-Local Meltdown:  Size Matters, But Members Matter More."  Working in these Times, March 1.  On-line at http://www.inthesetimes.com/working/entry/5629/seius_mega-local_meltdown_size_matters_but_members_matter_more/.

  2011.  The Civil Wars in US Labor:  Birth of a New Workers' Movement or Death Throes of the Old?  New York and London:  Verso.

 

Greenhouse, Steven.  2009.  "Two Unions in Marriage Now Face Divorce Talks."  New York Times, February 8.  On-line at http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/02/08-0.

 

Hudson, Gerry and Tom DeBruin.  2009.  "A Response to Herman Benson's Hybrid Unionism.  On-line at http://dissentmagazine.org/article/?article=1346.

 

Mishak, Michael.  2009.  "Big Union Reels as Card-Check Fight Looms:  Culinary Leader in Vegas Calls Parent Union Chief's Actions 'Undemocratic'."  Las Vegas Sun, January 29.  On-line at www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/jan/29/big-union-reels-card-check-fight-looms.

 

Moberg, David.  2009.  "Can a Union Divided Stand?  UNITE HERE Dissolves in Conflict ... With a little help from SEIU."  In These Times, July 1.  On-line at http://inthesetimes.com/article/4521/can_a_union_divided_stand.

 

Pringle, Paul.  2009.  SEIU Borrows Business' Anti-union Tactics to Fend Off a Rival."  Los Angeles Times, June 24.  On-line at www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-union24-2009jun24,0,2654848,full.story.

 

Rosado Marzan, Cesar F.  2009.  "Pirates of the Caribbean:  SEIU's Failed Bid in Puerto Rico."  Working USA:  The Journal of Labor and Society, Vol. 12, June: 235-247.

 

Sandronsky, Seth.  2009.  "SEIU vs. HUHW:  Do Employees Have Free Choice to Change Unions Under Obama?"  MR Zine, February 4.  On-line at www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/20469.

 

Winslow, Cal.  2009.  "Eyewitness in Oakland:  Stern's Gang Seizes UHW Union Hall."  Counterpunch, February 2.  On-line at www.counterpunch.org/winslow02022009.html.

 

 

In-depth analyses of the changing US economy

and its affects on American workers (2009):

 

Scipes, Kim.  2009.  "Neo-Liberal Economic Policies in the United States:  The Impact of Globalization on a 'Northern' Country."  Paper given April at the 2009 Annual Conference for Labor Education at the National Labor College in Silver Spring, MD.  Note:  This paper looks at the affects of approximately 30 years of neo-liberal economic policies on US workers, but also provides a snap-shot of conditions for US workers prior to the current Financial Crisis that began in the Summer of 2007.  This paper can be downloaded from http://uale.org/2009-conference-papers-%2526amp%3B-presentations, and was published on Z Net on June 1:  on-line at www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/21584.

 

Best read while listening to James McMurtry's "Can't Make It Here Any More" on "You Tube."

 

See also:

 

El-Erian, Mohamed.  2009.  "American Jobs Data Are Worse Than We Think."  Financial Times, July 2.  On-line at www.ft.com/cms/s/0/1e06911c-6719-11de-925f-00144feabdc0.html.

 

Funnell, Ben.  2009.  "Debt is Capitalism's Dirty Little Secret."  Financial Times, June 30.  On-line at www.ft.com/cms/s/0/e23c6d04-659d-11de-8e34-00144feabdc0.html.

 

Steven Greenhouse.  The Big Squeeze:  Tough Times for the American Worker.  NY:  Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.

 

Bob Moser.  2008.  "Mill Hill Populism."  (On economic devastation in North Carolina.)  The Nation, May 12.  On-line at www.thenation.com/doc/20080512/moser.

 

Shotwell, Gregg.  2008.  "Bailout--An End Run Around Bankruptcy."  MR Zine, December 1.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/shotwell011208.html.

 

Jerry Tucker.  "Interview with Jerry Tucker, former UAW Official, on the US Auto Industry in Crisis."  MrZine, November 23, 2008.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/tucker231108.html.

 

Louis Uchitelle.  2008.  "The Wage That Meant Middle Class."  New York Times, April 20.  On-line at http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/20/weekinreview/20uchitelle.html.

 

Joann Wypijewski, "Postcards from Ohio."  The Nation, March 17, 2008.  On-line at www.thenation.com/doc/20080317/wypijewski.  She takes a look around Ohio, just before the Democratic Primary and argues "Election '08 enlists white men in identity politics for the first time.  What will lead them, their skin or their dick?"  Talks about economic situation for especially unionized manufacturing workers.

 

Michael Zweig.  "The War and the Working Class."  The Nation, March 31. 2008.  On-line at www.thenation.com/doc/20080331/zweig.

See section on Sociology of Current Financial Crisis in Course Reference List, especially works by Chalmers Johnson:  VERY IMPORTANT.

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    As material included on this web site has increased--and as you will quickly see, I do not limit my conception of "labor issues" to just traditional trade unionism--I thought it might be helpful if I added a "Directory" to help you get to the information that you are most interested in reaching.  Each major section on this page is listed, and by clicking on the link, you will get to where you want.

 

 

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NEW ARTICLES ON AFL-CIO FOREIGN POLICY PROGRAM

       

 

James Jordan.  2012.  "USAID Grants $3 Million to Solidarity Center's Bogotá Office--Unionists Want to Know Why."
Alliance for Global Justice, June 25.  On-line at http://afgj.org/usaid-grants-3-million-to-solidarity-centers-bogota-office-unionists-want-to-know-why.

 

Kim Scipes.  2012.  "Globalization from Below:  Labor Activists Challenging the AFL-CIO Foreign Policy Program."  Critical Sociology, Vol. 38, No. 2 (March):  303-323.

 

Alberto C. Ruiz.  2012.  "The AFL-CIO and Colombia:  The Wikileaks Revelations."  Counterpunch, January 9.  On-line at http://zcommunications.org/contents/183865/print.

 

Alberto C. Ruiz.  2011.  "The AFL-CIO's Covert Ops in Venezuela."  Venezuelanalysis.com, December 22.  On-line at http://zcommunications.org/contents/183578/print.

 

Kim Scipes.  2011.  "Book Review:  "In the Interest of Democracy":  The Rise and Fall of the Early Cold War Alliance Between the American Federation of Labor and the Central Intelligence Agency by Quenby Olmsted Hughes."  Working USA:  The Journal of Labor and Society, Vol. 14, No. 4, December: 634-638.

 

Michael Barker.  2011.  "AFL-CIO:  Solidarity or Sabotage?  An Interview with Kim Scipes."  Swans Commentary, September 12.  On-line at http://swans.com/library/art17/barker88.html.

 

Kim Scipes.  2010.  “Why Labor Imperialism?  AFL-CIO’s Foreign Policy Leaders and the Developing World.”  Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society, Vol. 13, No. 4, December:  465-479.

 

Mayssoun Sukarieh and Stuart Tannock.  2010.  "The American Federation of Teachers in the Middle East:  Teacher Training as Labor Imperialism."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 36, No. 2, June: 181-197.  Examines contemporary program of AFT in Lebanon.

 

Kim Scipes.  2007.  "The AFL-CIO Foreign Policy Program and the 2002 Coup in Venezuela:  Was the AFL-CIO Involved?"  Journal of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences, Vol. X:  133-147.  This is an updated, and peer-reviewed version of the article linked at http://www.zcommunications.org/the-afl-cio-foreign-policy-program-and-the-2002-coup-in-venezuela-by-kim-scipes.

 

Kim Scipes.  2007.  "Is Cosatu Playing with the Devil?  Investigating the AFL-CIO and Its Solidarity Center."  South African Labour Bulletin, Vol. 30, No. 5 (December-January): 15-18.  (In a pre-publication agreement with the Labour Bulletin, this article was published by MR Zine on December 22, 2006 at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/scipes221206.html, and by ZNet on December 24, 2006 at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=2&itemID=11699.)

 

Jeb Sprague and Joe Emersberger.  2006.  "$449,965 in NED/State Department Funding for ACILS 'Solidarity Center' Program with Batay Ouvriye."  Z Net, September 30.  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=1&itemID=11093.

 

Kim Scipes.  2006.  "The AFL-CIO Foreign Policy Program and the 2002 Coup in Venezuela:  Was the AFL-CIO Involved?"  September 25.  On-line at www.workertoworker.net/afl_cio_foreign_policy_venezuela_kim_scipes.html.

 

Jeb Sprague.  2006.  "Failed Solidarity: The ICFTU, AFL-CIO, ILO, and ORIT in Haiti."  Labor Notes, June 2006.  Online at: http://labornotes.org/node/230 .

 

Kim Scipes, "Worker-to-Worker Solidarity Committee to AFL-CIO:  Cut All Ties with NED."  MRZine, April 29, 2006.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/scipes290406.html I argue that the Solidarity Center's relationship to NED is toxic, and is a cancer growing on the democracy at the national level of the US labor movement, and should be rejected by all trade unionists.  This article reports March 6, 2006 picket line in front of AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, DC, after demo at National Endowment for Democracy headquarters.  These actions were the latest developments in a serious of actions that have placed increasing pressure on AFL-CIO foreign policy leadership, and a quick overview to developments in the campaign are provided, with links to web-based articles.  Also announces there will be a meeting sponsored by the Worker-to-Worker Solidarity Committee at the upcoming Labor Notes conference, May 5-7, in Dearborn, MI.  The following article, "A Specter is Haunting the AFL-CIO's Foreign Policy Program:  The Worker to Worker Solidarity Committee," MRZine, June 2, 2006 and on-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/scipes020606.html, discusses the May 6 meeting at the Labor Notes Conference, and provides the Worker to Worker Solidarity Committee's web site, which is at www.workertoworker.net.  Also, you may want to see a radio interview done with Jeb Sprague on Dennis Bernstein's "Flashpoints" program on the Pacifica Radio Network--the transcript, dated June 19, 2006, has been published on-line by Upside Down World at http://upsidedownworld.org/main/content/view/327/1/.

 

  For a more complete listing of references on the AFL-CIO foreign operations, please click here.

CONTINUING DEVELOPMENTS in AFL-CIO Foreign Policy Program:

 

Working with the Latin American Solidarity Coalition and its Chicago-affiliate, Organizing Group to Say No to the NED, I have been for a long time (over 20 years) part of an effort to transform the AFL-CIO foreign policy program into a force for genuine international labor solidarity.  (My friend, Fred Hirsch, has been doing it even longer!)  At the 2005 National AFL-CIO Convention in Chicago, July 25-28, 2005, we worked to build public support for the California State AFL-CIO's "Build Unity and Trust Among Workers Worldwide" resolution, and to get it through the Convention's Resolutions Committee and out onto the Convention floor.  To do this, we made public presentations, did radio and community TV interviews, and mobilized over somewhere around 120 people on a day where the temperature was 103 degrees to engage in a public demonstration, urging passage of "Build Unity and Trust."

 

Below is a "final report" on our campaign--including an announcement of a video about it--and a listing of a number of recent publications on AFL-CIO foreign policy that I have published recently on this issue.  (For a more complete listing of writings on this subject, please go to the writings under AFL-CIO Foreign Operations--many of the more recent writings are downloadable from the web from the Worker to Worker Solidarity Committee web site at www.workertoworker.net.  I have also provided a link to "Key Recent Articles on AFL-CIO Foreign Policy" immediately below.)

 

(August 22, 2005):  ZNet published my "Reinserting Details."  (Posted on-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=19&itemID=8556.  This article argues that Tim Shorrock's recent publication on AFL-CIO foreign policy had left out some relevant details and that these needed to be reinserted and considered.

 

(August 2, 2005):  ZNet published my "AFL-CIO Foreign Policy:  Final Report from the Convention" on-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=19&itemID=8421.  This not only gives an overview of the campaign, but tells about what happened to the resolution at the convention:  it got stuffed.  But it talks about the good stuff that came out of the campaign, including Fred Hirsch and myself being interviewed by Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! (which goes to over 350 radio and community TV programs around the country), and announces a video by Labor Beat that covers the highlights of the campaign.

 

(July 19, 2005):  Monthly Review's new Webzine published a piece of mine that argues the need to distance the labor movement from the Empire:  "Free Labor from the Empire:  Breaking the NED-Solidarity Center Connection," MR Webzine, July 19.  (Posted on-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/scipes190705.html.)

 

(July 10, 2005):  ZNet published my piece that focuses on the relationship between the AFL-CIO and the National Endowment for Democracy:  "An Unholy Alliance:  The AFL-CIO and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in Venezuela."  ZNet, July 10.  (Posted on-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=19&itemID=8268.)

 

(July 10, 2005):  I self-published "Key Recent Articles on AFL-CIO Foreign Policy" on the Chicago Indymedia site at http://chicago.indymedia.org/newswire/display_any/60035.  (There has been additional items added to this listing that have been published after the initial date of July 10.)

 

(June 23, 2005):  ZNet published my piece on AFL-CIO foreign policy titled "Are AFL-CIO Foreign Policy Leaders Engaging in Dirty Tricks?  Foreign Policy Efforts Being Challenged."  ZNet, June 23.  (Posted on-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=19&itemID=8150.)

 

(May 1, 2005):  Monthly Review published my piece on AFL-CIO foreign policy, titled "Labor Imperialism Redux?  The AFL-CIO's Foreign Policy Since 1995."  I argue that any of the so-called AFL-CIO "reform" efforts are not sufficient unless they specifically address the return to labor imperialism at the highest levels of the AFL-CIO.

 

(April 1, 2004):  Labor Notes published my account of AFL-CIO involvement in the April 2002 coup attempt against Venezuela's democratically-elected president, Hugo Chavez:  "AFL-CIO in Venezuela:  Déjà Vu All Over Again," Labor Notes, April 2004 (On-line at www.counterpunch.org/scipes03292004.html.)  [Incidentally, this article lists a previous web site for "surfaced" Solidarity Center documents, but that site has been subsequently reorganized:  for on-line copies of a Solidarity Center-Caracas report to the National Endowment for Democracy, reporting their active involvement in bringing together the CTV (Venezuelan Workers Confederation in Spanish) and FEDECAMARAS (a business coalition)--two leading forces in the coup attempt--see www.venezuelafoia.info/ctva1.html and www.venezuelafoia.info/ctva2.html.]

 

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THE CONTINUING AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE KATRINA ON NEW ORLEANS--A look at race and class issues. 

 

NOTE:  The September-October 2006 issue of World Watch Magazine, titled "Katrina:  The Failures of Success," is a detailed look at these and related issues.  It can be obtained at www.worldwatch.org.

Arena, Jay.  2005.  "The War at Home:  New Orleans, Public Housing, and the 'Chilean Option'."  ZNet, November 12.  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=30&itemID=9102.

 

Joseph, Pat.  2005.  "Interview with Robert Bullard:  'Race and Class are Out of the Closet--Hurricane Katrina exposes the wounds of environmental injustice."  On-line at www.sierraclub.org/sierra/200511/interview.asp.

 

Quigley, Bill.  2006.  "Robin Hood in Reverse:  Corporate and Government Looting of the Gulf Coast."  On-line at www.dissidentvoice.org/Nov06/Quigley13.htm.

 

GLOBAL WARMING--This is an issue I think working people individually and in their organizations must take much more seriously.  Click on this link if you want to connect to more information on this and other environmental issues.

 

  • Harvey, Fiona.  2006.  "The Heat is On:  How Global Warming Could Suddenly Tip Over and Ignite Calamity."  Financial Times, September 20.  On-line at Harvey, Fiona.  2006.  "The Heat is On:  How Global Warming Could Suddenly Tip Over and Ignite Calamity."  Financial Times, September 20.  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=56&itemID=11008.  

 

THE WAR ON IRAQ

Bor, Jonathan.  2006.  "654,000 Deaths Tied to Iraq War."  Baltimore Sun, October 12.  On-line at www.countercurrents.org/iraq-bor121006.htm.  (Refers to Burnham, et. al. study below.)

 

Burnham, Gilbert, Shannon Doocy, Elizabeth Dzeng, Riyadh Lafta, and Les Roberts.  2006.  "The Human Cost of the War in Iraq:  A Mortality Study, 2002-2006."  Published by the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and the School of Medicine, Al Mustansiriya University, Baghdad, in cooperation with the Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.  On-line at http://web.mit.edu/CIS/pdf/Human_Cost_of_War.pdf.  (This is the study referred to by Anthony DiMaggio, below, as "The Lancet Study:  it details the study showing about 650,000 deaths in Iraq since the US invasion.)  For responses by co-author Les Roberts to criticisms of the study, see Media Lens, 2006, below.

 

Cockburn, Alexander.  2005.  "The Revolt of the Generals."  ZNet, December 7.  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=72&itemID=9284.

 

Cogan, James.  2007.  "US Occupation Turns 3.7 Million Iraqis Into Refugees."  World Socialist Web, January 24.  On-line at www.countercurrents.org/irag-cogan240107.htm.

 

DiMaggio, Anthony.  2006.  "Damage Control:  American Corporate Media Disregards the Lancet Report...Again."  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=21&itemID=11201.

 

Dreyfuss, Robert.  2006.  "The Iraq Study Group:  A Fatal Flaw."  The Nation, December 7.  On-line at www.thenation.com/doc/20061218/fatal_flaw.

 

Engelhardt, Tom. 

---        2005.  "How (Not) to Withdraw from Iraq." ZNet, December 2.  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=15&itemID=9246.

---        2006.  "How to Stay in Iraq:  The Iraq Study Group Rides to the Rescue."  ZNet, December 4.  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=15&itemID=11550.

 

Fisk, Robert. 

---        2006.  "The Iraq War:  Three Years On."  The Independent, March 22.  On-line at www.countercurrents.org/iraq-fisk220306.htm.

---        2006.  "This was a Guilty Verdict on America as Well."  The Independent, November 6.  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=15&itemID=11348.

---        2006.  "The Empire Is Falling."  The Independent, December 8.  On-line at www.countercurrents.org/us-fisk081206.htm.

 

Kuhnhenn, James and Jonathan S. Landay.  2005.  "In Challenging War's Critics, Administration Tinkers with Truth."  Knight Ridder Newspapers, November 16.  On-line at http://www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/news/special_packages/iraq/13185357.htm.  Examines Bush Administration's recent claims, and debunks key ones.

 

Lobe, Jim.  2006.  "Iraq, Overstretched Army Bring Bush New Grief."  Inter Press Service, September 26.  On-line at http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0926-03.htm.

 

Media Lens.  2006.  "Media Alert:  Lancet Report Co-Author Responds to Questions."  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=15&itemID=11309.  This is a response to criticism of the article (Burnham, et. al., above) listing 650,000 dead in Iraq since the beginning of the US invasion.

 

Monbiot, George.  2005.  "The US Used Chemical Weapons in Iraq--and then lied about it."  The Guardian (UK), November 15.  On-line at www.guardian.co.uk/Columnists/Column/0,,1642831,00.html.

 

Moore, Michael.  2006.  "Cut and Run, The Only Brave Thing to Do."  MichaelMoore.com, November 28.  On-line at www.countercurrents.org/iraq-moore281106.htm.

Nasser, Nicola.  2007.  "US-Tailored Iraqi Oil Alarm For Producers, Consumers."  January 24.  On-line at www.countercurrents.org/iraq-nasser240107.htm.

Paulinson, Pauline.  2006.  "Depleted Uranium, Another Gift from the Imperialists."  November 16.  On-line at www.countercurrents.org/us-paulinson161106.htm.

 

Reuters.  2005.  "Leading House Democrat Urges Withdrawal From Iraq:  'It's Time to Bring Them Home."  On-line at www.commondreams.org/cgi-bin/print.cgi?file=/headlines05/1117-08.htm.  Includes full text of statement by US Congressperson John P. Murtha. 

 

Scheer, Robert.  2005.  "Lying with Intelligence."  The Nation, November 21.  On-line at www.thenation.com/doc/20051121/scheer1105.

 

Schwartz, Michael.  2006.  "Seven Facts You Might Now Know About the Iraq War."  TomDispatch, August 21.  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=15&itemID=10795.

 

Scipes, Kim.  2005.  "It's the Beginning of the End--For the Empire, Not Just the War."  ZNet, December 1.  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=11&itemID=9233.

 

Seidman, Derek.  2005.  "'We've Seen the Inner Workings and Felt the Consequences': Iraq War Vet Pat Resta Speaks Out About the War and Occupation."  MR Zine, November 14.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/seidman101105.html.

 

Street, Paul.  2006.  "'It's About the Oil':  Not-So-Candid Comments from Ted Koppel."  Z Net, February 25.  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=15&itemID=9798.

 

Thompson, Doug.  2006.  "No Way Out Soon in Iraq, Rove Tells GOP Faithful."  The Morning News (local news for Northwest Arkansas), October 11.  On-line at www.nwaonline.net/articles/2006/10/11/news/101106lrrovevisit.prt.

 

Whalen, Richard J. 2006.  "Revolt of the Generals."  The Nation, October 16.  On-line at www.thenation.com/doc/20061016/whalen.

 

THE US's LONG-STANDING RELATIONSHIP WITH SADDAM HUSSEIN

(Find more by putting "Saddam Hussein CIA" in Google):

Morris, Roger.  2003.  "A Tyrant 40 Years in the Making."  New York Times, March 14.  (Posted on-line at www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/bush/morris.htm.)

 

Nimmo, Kurt.  2003.  "Saddam Hussein:  Taking Out the CIA's Trash."  Dissident Voice, August 2.  On-line at www.dissidentvoice.org/articles7/Nimmo_Saddam-CIA.htm.

 

Sale, Richard.  2003.  "Exclusive:  Saddam Key in Early CIA Plot."  United Press International (UPI) Intelligence Correspondent, April 10.  On-line at www.upi.com/inc/view.php?storyID=20030410-070214-6557r.

 

Shaikh, Mohamoud A.  1997.  "How West Helped Saddam Gain Power and Decimate the Iraqi Elite."  Muslimedia, August 16-31.  On-line at www.muslimedia.com/archives/features98/saddam.htm.

 

Solomon, Norman.  2006.  "Saddam's Unindicted Co-Conspirator:  Donald Rumsfeld."  Commondreams.org November 8.  On-line at www.countercurrents.org/iraq-solomon081106.htm.

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Introduction:  This labor bibliography was developed in the process of developing a course on “Contemporary Labor Issues” that I had hoped to teach during the Summer Semester of 2005 at Purdue University North Central in Westville, Indiana, but I did not get sufficient enrollment to have the course.  This course was going to focus on issues I believe are central to the revitalization and growth of the US labor movement.  Interestingly, as word has spread about the existence of this on-line labor bibliography, I have had to reorganize the web site somewhat to accommodate at least some of the references/suggestions I've received.  I also am including works on workers around the world.  This web page has continued past Summer 2005, and I hope to keep it updated fairly often over time--please check back periodically for the latest!

 

            (If you are interested in some of my qualifications for teaching this course, such as my background and publications, please go to the "Back to Index" link at the top of this page.)

 

As I noted from before, this bibliography also grew out of an incredible frustration with labor academics—even self-identified “progressive” labor academics—who are writing on contemporary labor but who rarely examine, much less use, writings by labor activists, whether rank and filers, staff members, or leaders.  What I’ve tried to do is locate and incorporate as many of these activists' writings as possible and make them available on a web site, so academics can no longer ignore them.  This, however, is not complete.  I have also sought to include works by academics who work with the labor movement on an on-going basis.  I ask from each of you reading this to send me suggestions for other items to include—and yes, you can include your own work.  Please send them to me at kscipes@pnc.edu.  (Please keep them post-1995, unless you have very specific reasons why you think older material should be included, and send this with your suggestions.  Also, it would help if you would suggest the subject heading under which they be placed and, if they are available on a web site, the specific URL.)

 

For a listing of union members as percentage of workforce and additional data, for 2004, go to http://www.bls.gov/news.release/union2.nr0.htm.

 

On-going publications where you can find writings by activists (along with engaged academics) include Labor Notes, Labor Studies Journal, Working USA, and New Labor Forum.  Another excellent source for information about working people is WIN, the Workers Independent News Service, which can be accessed at http://www.laborradio.org/, or on various radio programs/networks, such as Air America.  There are specific, labor-related web sites, including those of the AFL-CIO; the Association for Union Democracy (AUD); the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW); the Illinois Labor History Society; the International Labor Communications Association; Labor:  Studies in Working Class-Class History of the Americas; Labour Again (from the International Institute of Social History focusing on labor in Latin America); the Labor Heritage Foundation; Labor Start; Multinational Monitor, the National Labor Committee; the Northland Poster Collective; Nurses and Unions:  Brownson's Nursing Notes; Substance (a wonderful site about public education policy edited by a long-time labor activist in Chicago); Union Communications Services (excellent source of material for union stewards!); US Labor Against the War; Wisconsin Labor History Society; and Z Magazine's Labor Watch site  (and will add more as they become available).  The AFL-CIO lists some international labor support organizations and international labor research institutes at www.afl-cio.org/aboutunions/globalunions, but you have to scroll down toward the bottom of the page.  For listings of labor web sites, see this one by David Millar of University of Victory (Canada).

 

Just got turned on to a web site for working class movies:  go to http://www.rebelgraphics.org/workingclassmovies.html.

 

There are a number of organizations in the US and around the world that are organizing around sweatshops and low-waged workers in general, often in the garment and textile industries.  Below are some that I now know about--more will be listed as I learn about them.   Noted are their names and short descriptions, usually supplied by the group/organization itself, but sometimes summed up by me:  Behind the Label (Network for Local Actions Against Sweatshops); Campaign for Labor Rights (Grassroots Mobilizing Department for the US Anti-sweatshop Movement); Committee for Asian Women (a network of 30 network members in 13 Asian countries); Clean Clothes Campaign (a European network for improving conditions in the global garment industry); Global Unions (major institutions of the global trade union movement); Jobs with Justice (Campaign for Labor Rights); Labour Start (Global labor news on a daily basis); Maquiladora Solidarity NetworkAsian Workers Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Institute (a project of Global Unions); Sweatshop Watch (focuses on low-wage workers globally and nationally, but especially in California); United Students Against Sweatshops (the name says it all!); and UNITE-HERE (the major union in North American hospitality and garment industries).  And don't forget to visit the afore-mentioned National Labor Committee, whose slogan is "Putting a Human Face on the Global Economy."  For a fascinating--and excellent--comparison between the development of United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) and Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) of the 1960s, written by one heavily involved in SDS who looks for similarities and differences in the development of the two organizations, see the 2004 article by Robert J.S. Ross, "From Antisweatshop to Global Justice to Antiwar:  How the New Left is the Same and Different From the Old New Left."

 

For a collection of linked articles on the various Proposals for Restructuring the Labor Movement, including articles on the New Unity Partnership, see the Labor Notes collection at http://www.labornotes.org/nupdiscussion/index.html.  For the best single analysis of the overall problems of the labor movement--not just discussion about restructuring and/or dues remittances to unions organizing--see Jerry Tucker's piece dated March 21, 2005, and titled "U.S. Labor in Crisis:  The Current Internal Debate and the Role of Democracy in Its Revitalization."  (See my new section on the Chicago Convention in July 2005 and AFTERMATH to look at outcomes of split in the AFL-CIO.)

 

Regarding the entries:  I have not read all of them as of now, although I have read many.  I've included sources if I'm familiar with that author's other works and think anything by that author is worth considering.  I've included material that I've seen cited favorably by others who I respect.  And some, simply, looked interesting to me and worth checking out.  Each should be read critically.

 

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I have grouped materials by general subject, although I imagine some folks might quibble with placement.  In any case, I have changed this bibliography so as to allow me more leeway in what I can include.  I now have three categories, with most of the works on the first two pertaining to the US:  (1)  Changes in the US Labor Movement; (2) Affects of Industrial Restructuring on Labor; and (3) Workers around the world. 

 

SECTION 1, Changes in the US Labor Movement AFL-CIO Foreign Operations; Central Labor Councils; Community Organizing/Organizations; Electoral Politics; GeneralImmigrant Workers; International Labor Solidarity; Labor Communications, Labor Democracy; Labor Education, Labor History; Labor Organizing; Labor Revitalization; Labor Theory, Race; Shopfloor Organizing/Struggles; Specific Labor Organizations and/or Struggles; and Women Workers.  Note that I do not generally refer to the Industrial Relations literature—my focus is activism from a rank and file empowerment perspective—and I do not focus on labor law:  these are areas that others know much more about and focus on more intently.  Also, while I do include a few historical sources, in general it is only because I think there is something specific we can learn from the past that might be worth considering today.  NEW ADDITION:   In light of the split in the AFL-CIO at and around the Chicago Convention in July 2005, I have added a number of new entries that discuss this, either in anticipation or as part of an analysis of ramifications.  NEW ADDITION, May 6, 2008:  There is growing contestation within SEIU (Service Employees International Union) over its direction, so I've set up a new section on SEIU to share some of the materials I am aware of.

 

SECTION 2, Affects of Industrial Restructuring on Labor and Working People.  This will be developed in general and by industry, although probably won't be real detailed.  Automobile, Garments/Textiles, Grocery Work/Distribution, Hotels and Hospitality, Nursing Homes, and Telecommunications

 

SECTION 3, Workers Around the WorldGeneral Overview, and countries covered include Barbados, Brazil, Canada, China, Haiti, Indonesia, Mexico, The Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, and Venezuela.

 

In short, this is my idiosyncratic effort to provide references that I think can help us shed light on and address issues that I think are critical to labor’s well-being in the US, and at least somewhat, around the world..  I hope it will be widely shared and used.  It will be periodically updated, as I get the time and new material.  Please send suggestions as to what might be added.

 

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COLLECTIONS REFERRED TO HEREIN

 

Bandy, Joe and Jackie Smith, eds. 2005. Coalitions Across Borders: Transnational Protest and the Neoliberal Order. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

 

Bronfenbrenner, Kate, Sheldon Friedman, Richard W. Hurd, Rudolph A. Oswald, and Ronald L. Seeber, eds.  1998.  Organizing to Win:  New Research on Union Strategies.  Ithaca and London:  Cornell University Press.

 

Cornfield, Daniel B. and Holly J. McCammon, eds., “Labor Revitalization:  Global Perspectives and New Initiatives.”  Research in the Sociology of Work, Vol. 11.  Amsterdam:  Elsevier/JAI.

 

Fraser, Steve and Joshua B. Freeman, eds.  1997.  Audacious Democracy:  Labor, Intellectuals, and the Social Reconstruction of America.  Boston and New York:  Houghton Mifflin.

 

Gonzales, Gilbert C., Raul A. Fernandez, Vivian Price, David Smith and Linda Trinh Vo, eds.  2004.  Labor Versus Empire:  Race, Gender, and Migration.  New York and London:  Taylor and Francis Books. 

 

Green, William C. and Ernest J. Yanarella, eds.  1996.  North American Auto Unions in Crisis.  Albany:  State University of New York Press.

 

Jose, A.V., ed.  2002.  Organized Labour in the 21st Century.  Geneva:  International Institute for Labour Studies.

 

Lynd, Staughton, ed.  1996.  “We Are All Leaders”: The Alternative Unionism of the Early 1930s.  Urbana and Chicago:  University of Illinois Press.

 

Mantsios, Gregory, ed.  1998.  A New Labor Movement for a New Century.  New York:  Monthly Review Press.

 

Milkman, Ruth, ed.  2000.  Organizing Immigrants:  The Challenge for Unions in Contemporary California.  Ithaca and London:  Cornell University Press.

 

Milkman, Ruth and Kim Voss, eds.  2004.  Rebuilding Labor:  Organizing and Organizers in the New Union Movement.  Ithaca and London:  Cornell University Press.

 

Mort, Jo-Ann, ed.  1998.  Not Your Father’s Union Movement:  Inside the AFL-CIO.  London and New York:  Verso.

 

Nissen, Bruce, ed.

---        1999.  Which Direction for Organized Labor?  Essays on Organizing, Outreach, and Internal Transformations.  Detroit:  Wayne State University Press.

---        2002.  Unions in a Globalized Environment:  Changing Borders, Organizational Boundaries, and Social Roles.  Armonk, NY and London:  M.E. Sharpe.

 

Panitch, Leo and Colin Leys, eds. 2001. Socialist Register 2001: Working Classes, Global Realities. London: Merlin.

 

Perusek, Glenn and Kent Worcester, eds.  1995.  Trade Union Politics: American Unions and Economic Change, 1960-1990s.  New Jersey: Humanities Press.

 

Stromquist, Shelton and Marvin Bergman, eds.  1997.  Unionizing the Jungles:  Labor and Community in the Twentieth-Century Meatpacking Industry.  Iowa City:  University of Iowa Press.

 

Tillman, Ray M. and Michael S. Cummings, eds.  1999.  The Transformation of U.S. Unions:  Voices, Visions, and Strategies from the Grassroots.  Boulder and New York:  Lynne Rienner, Publishers.

 

Turner, Lowell, Harry C. Katz, and Richard W. Hurd, eds.  2001.  Rekindling the Movement:  Labor's Quest for Relevance in the 21st Century.  Ithaca and London:  Cornell University Press.

 

Waterman, Peter and Ronaldo Munck, eds.  1999.   Labour Worldwide in the Era of Globalization:  Alternative Union Models in the New World Order.  London: Macmillan:

 

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Ancel, Judy.  2000.   “On Building an International Solidarity Movement:  A Response to Kim Scipes.”  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 25, No. 2, Summer: 26-35.  [Posted in English on LabourNet Germany at www.labournet.de/diskussion/gewerkschaft/ancel1.html.]

 

Andrews, Gregg.  1991.  Shoulder to Shoulder?  The American Federation of Labor, the United States, and the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1924.  Berkeley and Los Angeles:  University of California Press.

 

Armstrong, Robert, Hank Frundt, Hobart Spaulding and Sean Sweeney.  1988.  Working Against Us:  The American Institute for Free Labor Development (AIFLD) and the International Policy of the AFL-CIO.  New York:  North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA).

 

Banks, Andy.  1998.  "New Voice, New Internationalism" in Mort, ed.: 286-303.

 

Barker, Michael.  2011.  "AFL-CIO:  Solidarity or Sabotage?  An Interview with Kim Scipes."  Swans Commentary, September 12.  On-line at http://swans.com/library/art17/barker88.html. This is an e-mail interview with me about my book.

 

Barry, Tom and Debra Preusch.  1986.  AIFLD In Central America:  Agents as Organizers.  Albuquerque, NM:  The Resource Center.

 

Bass, George Nelson III.  2012.  Organized Labor and US Foreign Policy:  The Solidarity Center in Historical Context.  Department of Political Science, Florida International University.  Available free on-line at http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/etd/752.

 

Batay Ouvriye Labor Center (Haiti).  2006.  "On Sprague's Alleged Smoking Gun."  January 10.  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=55&itemID=9504.

 

Battista, Andrew.  2002.  "Unions and Cold War Foreign Policy in the 1980s:  The National Labor Committee, the AFL-CIO, and Central America."  Diplomatic History, Vol. 26, No. 3, Summer: 419-451.

 

Berger, Harry W.  1967.  "American Labor Overseas." The Nation, January 16: 80-84.

 

Bernstein, Aaron.  1985.  "Is Big Labor Playing Global Vigilante?'  Business Week, November 4: 92-94.

 

Blain, Mike.  2001.  "Union Delegates Call on AFL-CIO to 'Come Clean' on International Activities."  Posted on the web site of the Boston Independent Media Center at http://boston.indymedia.org/newswire/display/3072.

 

Boyer, Sandy.  1986.  "Here's Who the AFL-CIO is Funding in South Africa."  Labor Notes, December:  4.

 

Bronstein, Phil and David Johnston.  1985.  "US Funding Anti-left Fight in Philippines."  San Francisco Examiner, July 21:  1+.

 

Buehl, Paul.  1999.  Taking Care of Business:  Samuel Gompers, George Meany, Lane Kirkland, and the Tragedy of American Labor.  New York and London:  Monthly Review Press.

 

Cantor, Daniel and Juliet Schor.  1987.  Tunnel Vision:  Labor, the World Economy, and Central America.  Boston:  South End Press.

 

Carew, Anthony. 

---        1999.  “The Origins of CIA Financing of AFL Programs.”  Covert Action Quarterly, No. 67, Spring-Summer: 56-60. 

---        1998.  "The American Labor Movement in Fizzland:  The Free Trade Union Committee and the CIA."  Labor History, Vol. 39, No. 1: 25-42.

 

Ciment, James and Immanuel Ness.  1999.  “NED and the Empire’s New Clothes.”  Covert Action Quarterly, No.67, Spring-Summer: 65-68.

 

Collier, Robert.  2004.  “Old Relationships Die Hard:  A Response to Stan Gacek’s Defense of the AFL-CIO Position on Venezuela.”  New Labor Forum, Vol. 13, No. 2, Summer.

 

Eckstein, Enid.  1986.  "What is the AFL-CIO Doing in the Philippines?"  Labor Notes, July: 5.

 

Eisenhower, Kay.  1991.  "AFL-CIO Agency Offers Cash to Filipino Union Leader for Vote on US Bases Treaty."  Labor Notes, November: 1, 6.

 

Ellner, Steve and Fred Rosen.  2002.  "Crisis in Venezuela:  The Remarkable Fall and Rise of Hugo Chavez."  NACLA Report on the Americas, July/August.  (On-line at www.nacla.org/art_display.php?art=2092.)

 

Filipelli, Ronald L. 1989.  U.S. Labor in Italy, 1943-1953.  Stanford, CA:  Stanford University Press.

 

Frutiger, Dean.  2002.  “AFL-CIO China Policy:  Labor’s New Step Forward or the Cold War Revisited?”  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 27, No. 3: 67-80.

 

Gacek, Stan.

---        2005.  "A Rejoinder to 'Revolution and Counter-revolution' by Lee Sustar."  New Labor Forum, Vol. 14, No. 3.  (I have linked to the version that Sustar published on the web site "Selves and Others"--at Sustar's suggestion--and Gacek's "Rejoinder" is within Sustar's piece, which is on-line at www.selvesandothers.org/article10406.html.)

---        2004b.  “Stanley Gacek Replies” [to Robert Collier].  New Labor Forum, Vol. 13, No. 2, Summer.

---        2004a.  “Lula and Chavez:  Differing Responses to the Washington Consensus.”  New Labor Forum, Vol. 13, No. 1, Spring.  [Posted on http://forbin.qc.edu/newlaborforum/html/13_1article3.html.]

 

Garver, Paul.  1989.  "Beyond the Cold War."  Labor Research Review, No. 13, Spring:  61-71.

 

Hill, Herbert.  1993.  "The CIA in National and International Labor Movements."  International Journal of Politics, Culture and society, Vol. 6, No. 3: 405-407.

 

Hirsch, Fred. 

---        2012.  "Colombia, the South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council, and AFL-CIO Foreign Policy."  January 27.  On-line at www.atwork.org/blog/?p=82#comments.

---        2005.  "AFL-CIO Foreign Policy in Venezuela."  ZNet, June 18.  (Posted on-line at www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Labor/AFL_CIO_Venezuela.html.)

---        2004.  "Venezuela:  A People Firm Against Empire."  Social Policy, Fall.  (On-line at www.mltoday.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=96&Itemid=57.)

---        2004.  "Build Unity and Trust With Workers Worldwide."  (Includes Resolution No. 6 from 2004 California State AFL-CIO Biannual Convention.)  On-line at www.labournet.net/world/0407/hirsch.html.

---        2003.  "Report on AFL-CIO International Affairs Meeting."  Posted on October 23 on LaborNet at http://www.labornet.org/news/1003/hirsch.htm.

---        2002.  "Eyewitness to Nightmare:  Unions Under Siege in Columbia, With US Aid."  The Progressive Populist, July.  (On-line at www.populist.com/02.7.Hirsch.html.)

---        n.d.  An Open Letter to the Labor Movement:  The AIFLD, International Trade Secretariats and Fascism in Chile.  San Jose, CA:  self-published.

---        1974.  An Analysis of Our AFL-CIO Role in Latin America or Under the Covers With the CIA.  San Jose, CA:  self-published. 

 

Hirsch, Fred and Virginia Muir.  1987.  “A Plumber Gets Curious About Exporting McCarthyism” in Ann Fagan Ginger and David Christiano, eds., The Cold War Against Labor (2 volumes).  Berkeley:  Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute:  723-768.

 

Howard, Stuart.  1985.  "In Our Name--AIFLD in Central America."  International Labour Reports, No. 12, November-December 11-14.

 

Hoyt, Katherine.  2002.  "Concerns Over Possible AFL-CIO Involvement in Venezuela Coup Led to February Picket."  Labor Notes, May.  Posted at www.labornotes.org/archives/2002/05/b.html.

 

Hughes, Quenby Olmsted. 2011.  "In the Interest of Democracy":  The Rise and Fall of the Early Cold War Alliance Between the American Federation of Labor and the Central Intelligence Agency.  Oxford:  Peter Lang.

 

International Labour Reports.

---        1989.  "National Endowment for Democracy:  Winning Friends?."  May-June:  7-13.

---        1987.  "Central America."  May-June:  7-14.

---        1986b.  "Africa."  May-June:  19-22.

---        1986a.  "France."  January-February:  7-10.

---        1985.  "Central America."  November-December:  11-14.

---        1984.  "CIA in New Zealand."  January-February: 7.

 

Jordan, James.  2012.  "US AID Grants $3 Million to Solidarity Center's Bogotá Office--Unionists Want to Know Why."  Alliance for Global Justice, June 25.  On-line at http://afgj.org/usaid-grants-3-million-to-solidarity-centers-bogota-office-unionists-want-to-know-why.

 

Kelber, Harry.  2004.  "AFL-CIO's Dark Past," a six-part series.  Posted at www.laboreducator.org/darkpast.htm  Individual articles from this series:

---        ---    "Meany Hired a Former Top Communist To Run AFL-CIO's International Affairs," November 8.  www.laboreducator.org/darkpast1.pdf.

---        ---    "AFL is Funder for Covert Activity by CIA In Long-standing Ties with Spy Agency," November 15.  www.laboreducator.org/darkpast2.pdf

---        ---    "US Labor Secretly Intervened in Europe, Funded to Fight Pro-communist Unions," November 22.  www.laboreducator.org/darkpast3.pdf

---        ---    "US Labor Reps. Conspired to Overthrow Elected Governments in Latin America," November 29.  www.laboreducator.org/darkpast4.pdf

---        ---    "Kirkland Built a Secret Global Empire With US Funds to Control Foreign Labor," December 6.  www.laboreducator.org/darkpast5.pdf

---        ---    "Do Solidarity Center's Covert Operations Help American Labor on Global Problems?," December 13.  www.laboreducator.org/darkpast6.pdf

 

Kelber, Harry. 

---        2005.  "Is AFL-CIO's International Solidarity Center a Subsidiary of the US State Department?"  "Labor Talk of November 9," The Labor Educator.  (On-line at www.laboreducator.org/intlsol.htm.)

---        2005.  "90% of Solidarity Center's Annual Budget Comes from Payoffs by US Government."  "Labor Talk of June 29," The Labor Educator.  (On-line at www.laboreducator.org/solcenter.htm.)

 

Kwitney, Jonathan.  1984.  "The Corruption of Domestic Organizations:  The AFL-CIO" (Chapter 20) in Endless Enemies.  New York:  Congdon and Weed.

 

LaBotz, Dan.  1998.  "Sweeney in Mexico:  A New Direction in AFL-CIO Foreign Policy."  Labor Notes, March.  (On-line at www.labornotes.org/archive/1998/0398/0398a.html.)

 

Larson, Simeon.  1975.  Labor and Foreign Policy:  Gompers, the AFL and the First World War, 1914-1918.  Cranbury, NJ: Associated University Presses.

 

Latin American Solidarity Coalition.  2005.  "Call for Support for 'Build Trust and Unity With Workers Worldwide' Resolution.  Posted at www.lasolidarity.org/call.shtml.

 

Lee, Siu Hin.  2005.  "Labor's China Syndrome:  AFL-CIO, Solidarity Center, NED and the Neocons--The Unholy Alliance."  Action LA, June.  (Posted on-line at http://www.actionla.org/features/view.php?id=233&PHPSESSID=785eb7fd35b49702b09be8ef75c41c11 .)

 

Lens, Sid.  1967.  "Labor and the CIA." The Progressive, April: 25-39.

 

Luhan, J. Michael.  1986.  "AIFLD's Salvadorean Labor Wars."  Dissent, Summer: 340-350.

 

Maas, Peter.  1986.  "Selling Out:  How an Ex-CIA Agent Made Millions Working for Qaddafi."  The New York Times Magazine, April 13: 26-32.

 

Mayssoun Sukarieh and Stuart Tannock.  2010.  "The American Federation of Teachers in the Middle East:  Teacher Training as Labor Imperialism."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 36, No. 2, June: 181-197.  Examines contemporary program of AFT in Lebanon.

 

Morris, George.  1967.  CIA and American Labor:  The Subversion of the AFL-CIO's Foreign Policy.  New York:  International Press.

 

Morrison, Alastair.  1983.  "Unions Linked to the CIA."  New Zealand Times, October 30:  1+.

 

Nack, David.  1999.  “The American Federation of Labor Confronts Revolution in Russia and Early Soviet Government, 1905 to 1928:  Origins of Labor’s Cold War.”  Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of History, Rutgers University.

 

Newman, Jamie and Charles Walker.  2002.  "Cloaks and Daggers:  The 'AFL-CIA' and the Venezuelan Coup."  Washington Free Press, No. 58, July/August.  Posted at www.washingtonfreepress.org/58/cloaksDaggers.htm.

 

Newsletter of International Labour Studies.  1989.  "USA:  Beyond Trade Union Imperialism."  Newsletter of International Labour Studies, No. 40-41, January-April.

 

Quaccia, Jon.  2005.  "The AFL-CIO and the NED:  National Endowment for Death Squads?"  Agenicia Latinamericano de Informacion y Analisis-Dos (Alia2).  (Posted on-line at www.alia2.net/article3302.html in English.)

 

Rachleff, Peter.  2000.  “Rupture or Continuity?”  New Politics, Vol. 7, No. 4, New Series, Whole Number 28, Winter www.wpunj.edu/~newpol/issue28/rachle28.htm.

 

Radosh, Ronald.  1969.  American Labor and United States Foreign Policy.  New York:  Random House.

 

Richards, Yevette.  2004.  "The AFL-CIO and South Africa," Chapter 9 in Conversations with Maida Springer:  A Personal History of Labor, Race and International Relations.  Pittsburgh:  University of Pittsburgh Press.

 

Robinson, William I. and Jonah Gindin.  2005.  "The Battle for Global Civil Society."  ZNet, June 13.  Posted on-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=11&itemID=8069.

 

Romauldi, Serafino.  1967.  Presidents and Peons:  Memories of a Labor Ambassador in Labor America.  New York:  Funk and Wagnals.

 

Ruiz, Alberto. 

---        2012.  "Democrats and US Labor: Delusional About Latin America.". Counterpunch, September 4. On-line at www.counterpunch.org/2012/09/04/democrats-and-u-s-labor-delusional-about-latin-america/.

---        2012.  "The AFL-CIO and Colombia:  The Wikileaks Revelations."  Counterpunch, January 9.  On-line at http://zcommunications.org/contents/183865/print.

---        2011.  "The AFL-CIO's Covert Ops in Venezuela."  Venezuelanalysis.com, December 22.  On-line at http://zcommunications.org/contents/183578/print.

---        2004.  "The Question Remains:  What is the AFL-CIO Doing in Venezuela?"  Posted on Z Magazine's web site at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?itemID=5074&sectionID=45.

 

Schmidt, George N.  1978.  The American Federation of Teachers and the CIA.  Chicago:  Substitutes United for Better Schools.  (Classic study, hopefully will be republished before long.  For more information, go to www.substancenews.com, through which Schmidt can be contacted.)

 

Scipes, Kim. 

---        2012.  "Globalization from Below:  Labor Activists Challenging the AFL-CIO Foreign Policy Program."  Critical Sociology, Vol. 38, No. 2 (March):  303-323.

---        2012.  "Fighting Labor Imperialism in the AFL-CIO."  Z Net Blog, February 2.  On-line at http://zcommunications.org/fighting-labor-imperialism-in-the-afl-cio-by-kim-scipes.

---        2011.  "Book Review:  "In the Interest of Democracy":  The Rise and Fall of the Early Cold War Alliance between the American Federation of Labor and the Central Intelligence Agency by Quenby Olmsted Hughes."  Working USA:  The Journal of Labor and Society, Vol. 14, No. 4, December: 634-638.

---        2010.  “Why Labor Imperialism?  AFL-CIO’s Foreign Policy Leaders and the Developing World.”  Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society, Vol. 13, No. 4, December:  465-479.

---        2010.  AFL-CIO's Secret War against Developing Country Workers:  Solidarity or Sabotage?  Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books.

---        2007.  "The AFL-CIO Foreign Policy Program and the 2002 Coup in Venezuela:  Was the AFL-CIO Involved?"  Journal of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences, Vol. X:  133-147.  This is an updated, and peer-reviewed version of the article linked at www.zcommunications.org/the-afl-cio-foreign-policy-program-and-the-2002-coup-in-venezuela-by-kim-scipes.

---        2007.  "Is Cosatu Playing with the Devil?  Investigating the AFL-CIO and Its Solidarity Center."  South African Labour Bulletin, Vol. 30, No. 5.  (In a pre-publication agreement with the Labour Bulletin, this article was published by MR Zine on December 22, 2006 at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/scipes221206.html, and by ZNet on December 24, 2006 at www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/2465.)

---        2006.  "Open Letter to Institute of Policy Studies:  It's Time to Take Off the Halloween Masks."  SolidarityInfoServices, November 2.  On-line at www.futureoftheunion.com/?p=3441.

---        2006.  "The AFL-CIO Foreign Policy Program and the 2002 Coup in Venezuela:  Was the AFL-CIO Involved?"  September 25.  On-line at www.workertoworker.net/afl_cio_foreign_policy_venezuela_kim_scipes.html.

---        2006.  (With Jeb Sprague).  "Reverse Solidarity:  The Reactionary Role of US Labor in Haiti and Venezuela."  On-line at http://upsidedownworld.org/main/content/view/327/1/.

---        2006.  "A Specter is Haunting the AFL-CIO's Foreign Policy Program:  The Worker to Worker Solidarity Committee," MRZine, June 2, 2006 and on-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/scipes020606.html,

---        2006.  "Worker-to-Worker Solidarity Committee to AFL-CIO:  Cut All Ties with NED."  MRZine, April 29.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/scipes290406.html.

---        2006.   "Workers' Rights ARE Human Rights--Not Just in the USA, but around the World."  MRZine, January 25.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/scipes250106.html.

---        2005.  "Reinserting 'Details'."  ZNet, August 22.  On-line at www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/5572.)

---        2005.  "AFL-CIO Foreign Policy:  Final Report from the Convention."  ZNet, August 2.  (Posted on-line at www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/5710.)

---        2005.  "Democracy Now!"  "Unholy Alliance:  The AFL-CIO and the National Endowment for Democracy in Venezuela."  Live radio/TV interview of Fred Hirsch and Kim Scipes with Amy Goodman, that can be read, listened to or watched.  July 26.  Posted on-line at www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/07/26/1419259 .  (With DSL, click on "Watch 256 stream" and see live interview with scenes from the attack on the Presidential Palace in Santiago on September 11, 2005.  Very powerful video.)

---        2005.  "Head of AFL-CIO International Affairs Department Refuses to be on Amy Goodman's 'Democracy Now!' Program with Labor Activists Kim Scipes and Fred Hirsch."  Chicago Indymedia Center, July 26.  (Posted on-line at http://chicago.indymedia.org/newswire/display/60815/index.php.)

---        2005.  "'Takes on the World,' radio program out of Philo, CA, hosted by Jeff Blankfort and carried on KYCX Radio, conducts live interview with Kim Scipes on 'AFL-CIO's International Operations'."  July 20.  Posted on-line at www.radio4all.net/pub/files/jblankfort@earthlink.net/1752-1-20050725-072005totwscipes.mp3.)

---        2005.  "Free Labor from the Empire:  Breaking the NED-Solidarity Center Connection."  MR Webzine, July 19.  (Posted on-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/scipes190705.html.)

---        2005.  "'Labor Express' radio program from Chicago, hosted by Jerry Mead and carried on WLUW Radio, conducts live interview with Kim Scipes on 'The Fight to Transform AFL-CIO Foreign Policy."  Posted on-line at www.laborexpress.org/AudioFiles/kimscipes.mp3.)

---        2005.  "An Unholy Alliance:  The AFL-CIO and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in Venezuela."  ZNet, July 10.  (Posted on-line at www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/5864.)

---        2005.  "Key Recent Articles on AFL-CIO Foreign Policy."  Chicago Indymedia Center, July 10.  (Posted on-line at http://chicago.indymedia.org/newswire/display_any/60035, but no longer available.

---        2005.  "Background Information to AFL-CIO Foreign Policy Operations in Venezuela." VHeadline, July 6.  (Posted on-line at www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=40457, but no longer available.)

---        2005.  "Are AFL-CIO Foreign Policy Leaders Engaging in Dirty Tricks?  Foreign Policy Efforts Being Challenged."  ZNet, June 23.  (Posted on-line at www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/5991.)

---        2005.  "Response To Ray Scannell."  Portside, June 5.  Posted on-line at www.portside.org/showpost.php?portside=2143, but no longer available.

---        2005.  "Labor Imperialism Redux?  The AFL-CIO's Foreign Policy Since 1995."  Monthly Review, Vol. 57, No. 1, May: 23-36.  (References are in on-line version only at www.monthlyreview.org/0505scipes.htm.)

---        2005.  "AFL-CIO Foreign Policy Leaders Help Develop Bush's Foreign Policy, Target Foreign Unions for Political Control."  Labor Notes, March.  On-line at www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/6706.

---        2004.  “Grass-roots Trade Unionists Rein in America's ‘AFL-CIA’.”  Red Pepper [London], No. 123, September: 16.

---        2004.  “California AFL-CIO Rebukes Labor's National Level Foreign Policy Leaders.”  Labor Notes, September: 14.  (Article introduced in newsletter, carried in whole on web site at  www.labornotes.org/archives/2004/09/articles/h.html. A more complete, un-edited, version of this article is at www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/7918.) 

---        2004.  “AFL-CIO in Venezuela:  Déjà vu All Over Again.”  Labor Notes, April: 5. On-line at www.counterpunch.org/scipes03292004.html.

---        2004.  “AFL-CIO Refuses to ‘Clear the Air’ on Foreign Policy, Operations.” Labor Notes, February: 2.  (Article begun in newsletter, but complete article—with reference listing—on web site at http://labornotes.org/node/957.)

---        2002.  “AFL-CIO and Venezuela:  Return of Labor Imperialism, or a Mistaken Reaction?”  Posted on the Z Magazine web site, at www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/12128 on May 2.

---        2000.  "Building International Labour Solidarity:  Escalating the Struggle Within the AFL-CIO."  Posted on the Z Magazine web site at www.zmag.org/intlsol.htm, but no longer available.

---        2000.  “It’s Time to Come Clean:  Open the AFL-CIO Archives on International Labor Operations.”  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 25, No. 2, Summer:  4-25.  [Posted on-line in English by LabourNet Germany at www.labournet.de/diskussion/gewerkschaft/scipes2.html]

---        1998.  "CIA, AFL-CIO and Pinochet."  December 2.  On-line at www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/42a/126.html.

---        1997.  “What is the AFL-CIO Doing in the Third World?”  NACTA Voice, Fall.  On-line at www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/8425/AFL-CIA1.HTM?200625 .  [NACTA  Voice is the journal of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association of the United States, but is longer available at the original URL:  use this one instead.]

---        1996.  Chapter 5, "Organization in Cebu, " in Kim Scipes, KMU:  Building Genuine Trade Unionism in the Philippines, 1980-1994.  Quezon City, Metro Manila:  New Day Publishers.  (Available from http://www.kabayancentral.com/book/newday/mb1009609.html.)

---        1993.  "Book Review:  Workers of the World Undermined: American Labor's Role in US Foreign Policy by Beth Sims."  Z Magazine, November: 61-62.

---        1989.  "The AFL-CIO Meddles in the Philippines."  The Progressive, November: 33.

---        1989.  “Trade Union Imperialism in the U.S. Yesterday:  Business Unionism, Samuel Gompers and AFL Foreign Policy.”  Newsletter of International Labour Studies [Institute of Labor Education, Research and Information, The Hague, The Netherlands], Nos. 40-41, January-April: 4-20.

---        1987.  “Picketers Challenge AFL-CIO's Foreign Policy.”  Labor Notes, May: 12.

---        1987.  “AFL-CIO’s International Bulletin is Sophisticated Misinformation.”  Labor Notes, January:  15.

 

Scott, Jack.  1978.  Yankee Unions Go Home!  How the AFL Helped the US Build an Empire in Latin America.  Vancouver, B.C.: New Star Books.

 

Sears, John Bennett.  2010.  "Peace Work:  The Antiwar Tradition in American Labor from the Cold War to the Iraq War."  Diplomatic History, Vol. 34, No. 4 (September): 699-720.

 

Shailor, Barbara.  1998.  “A New Internationalism:  Advancing Workers' Rights in the Global Economy" in Jo-Ann Mort, ed., Not Your Father’s Union Movement:  Inside the AFL-CIO.  London and New York:  Verso: 145-155.

 

Shailor, Barbara and George Kourpias.  1998.  "Developing and Enforcing International Labor Standards" in Mantsios, ed.: 277-285.

 

Shorrock, Tim.

---        2005.  "Labor's Foreign Policy Heads in a New Direction."  Foreign Policy in Focus, August 11.  On-line at http://www.fpif.org/fpiftxt/261.

---        2003.  “Labor’s Cold War.”  The Nation, May 19.  (Posted on-line at www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20030519&s=shorrock.)

---        2002.  “Toeing the Line?  Sweeney and US Foreign Policy."  New Labor Forum, Vol. 11, Fall/Winter: 9-19.  [Posted at http://forbin.qc.edu/newlaborforum/html/11_article9.html.

 

Shorrock, Tim and Kathy Selvaggio.  1986.  "Which Side Are You On, AAFLI?" The Nation, February 15:  170-173.

 

Siegel, Lenny.  1975.  "AFL-CIA" in Steve Weissman, ed.  The Trojan Horse:  A Radical Look at Foreign Aid (Revised 1975 ed.)  Palo Alto, CA:  Ramparts Press:  117-135, 248-249.

 

Sims, Beth.  1992.  Workers of the World Undermined:  American Labor and the Pursuit of U.S. Foreign Policy.  Boston:  South End Press.

 

Sklar, Holly.  1989.  "Washington Wants to Buy Nicaragua's Elections Again:  A Guide to US Operatives and Nicaraguan Parties."  Z Magazine, December: 49-60.

 

Slaney, Dave.  1988.  “Solidarity and Self-Interest.”  NACLA Report on the Americas, Vol. 22, No. 3, May/June: 28-36.

 

Smith, Jordan Michael. 2013. "The US Democracy Project." The National Interest, May 1. On-line at http://nationalinterest.org/article/the-us-democracy-project-8379. This is a critical article in a conservative journal that talks about US efforts to promote "democracy" around the world--in reality, elite, top-down, CONSTRAINED, polyarchal democracy--that is worth a read. For more details on the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), see my 2010 book, AFL-CIO's Secret War against Developing Country Workers: Solidarity or Sabotage? (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books: 96-105.

 

Smyth, Frank. 

---        1987.  "AFL-CIO is Spanish for Union Busting."  The Washington Monthly, September: 24-27.

---        1987.  "Duarte's Secret Friends."  The Nation, March 14: 316-318.

 

Spalding, Hobart, A., Jr. 

---        1992.  “Two Latin American Foreign Policies of the US Labor Movement:  The AFL-CIO Top Brass Vs. Rank and File.”  Science and Society, Vol. 56, No. 4.

---        1988b.  “US Labour Intervention in Latin America:  The Case of the American Institute for Free Labour Development” in Roger Southall, ed., Trade Unions and the New Industrialisation of the Third World.  London:  Zed; Ottawa:  University of Ottawa Press; and Pittsburgh:  University of Pittsburgh Press: 259-286.

---        1988a.  "AIFLD Amok" in NACLA Report on the Americas, Vol. 22, No. 3, May/June: 20-27.

---        1984.  "U.S. Labour Intervention in Latin America:  The Case of the American Institute for Free Labour Development (AIFLD."  LABOUR, Capital and Society, Vol. 17, No. 2, November: 136-172.

 

Sprague, Jeb.

---        "Failed Solidarity: The ICFTU, AFL-CIO, ILO, and ORIT in Haiti."  Labor Notes, June 2006.  Online at: http://labornotes.org/node/230 .

---        2006.  "Batay Ouvriye's Smoking Gun:  The $100,000 NED Grant" January 10.  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=55&itemID=9505.

---        2005.  "Supporting a Leftist Opposition to Lavalas [in Haiti]:  The AFL-CIO's Solidarity Center and the Batay Ouvriye."  November 18.  On-line at http://narcosphere.narconews.com/story/2005/11/18/152124/46.

 

Sprague, Jeb and Joe Emersberger.  2006.  "$449,965 in NED/State Department Funding for ACILS 'Solidarity Center' Program with Batay Ouvriye."  Z Net, September 30.  On-line at www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/13071.

 

Street, Paul.  2011. "A Betrayal of the Highest Order: Reflections on Kim Scipes' Important New Book on U.S. Labor Imperialism." Z Net, April 23. On-line at www.zcommunications.org/contents/177776/print.

 

Sustar, Lee. 

---        2005.  "Revolution and Counter-revolution in Venezuela:  Assessing the Role of the AFL-CIO" and "Lee Sustar Responds to Stan Gacek," New Labor Forum, Vol. 14, No. 3, Fall:  97-108, 115-116 (on-line at www.selvesandothers.org/article10406.html.)

---        2004.  “Labor Against the War:  SEIU and AFSCME Oppose War.”  Posted at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionid=19&itemid=5856.

 

Valentine, Douglas.  1999.  “The French Connection Revisited:  The CIA, Irving Brown and Drug Smuggling as Political Warfare.”  Covert Action Quarterly, No. 67, Spring-Summer: 61-64.

 

Waterman, Peter. 

---        2005.  "AFL-CIO and the White Man's Burden."  Interactivist Info Exchange, September 6.  On-line at http://info.interactivist.net/print.pl?sid=05/09/06/1416227.

---        2002.  "Making a Mess Abroad:  The Foreign Aid Policy of the 'Decidedly Internationalist AFL-CIO."  Posted on line at www.choike.org/documents/AFL_CIO_2002.pdf.

---        1999.  "Needed:  A Global Dialogue on the 'New Labor Internationalism':   An Open Letter to Barbara Shailor, Director of International Affairs, AFL-CIO."  Posted on-line at www.antenna.nl/~waterman/shailor.html.

Waters, Robert Anthony, Jr. and Geert van Goethem, eds.  2013.  American Labor's Global Ambassadors:  The International History of the AFL-CIO During the Cold War.  New York:  Palgrave Macmillan.  See Scipes' 2014 review of this collection in the June 2014 issue of Working USA (forthcoming).

Weinrub, Al and William Bollinger.  1987.  The AFL-CIO in Central America:  A Look at the American Institute for Free Labor Development.  Oakland, CA:  Labor Network on Central America.

 

West, Lois.  1991.  "US Foreign Labor Policy and the Case of Militant Political Unionism in the Philippines."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 16, No. 4, Winter: 48-75.

 

Zweig, Michael.  2005.  "Iraq and the Labor Movement:  The Remarkable Story of USLAW."  New Labor Forum, Vol. 14, No. 3, Fall:  61-67.

 

 

TO SUBJECT LISTINGS

 

Central Labor Councils

 

Acuff, Stuart.  1999.  "Expanded Roles for the Central Labor Council:  The View from Atlanta" in Nissen, ed.: 133-142.

 

Blake, Marshall, Jerry Butkiewicz, Jim Cavanaugh, Miguel Contreras, Jeffrey Crosby, Phaedra Ellis-Lamkin, John Goldstein, Shar Knutson, Leslie Moody, V. Daniel Radford, John Ryan, and Steve Williamson.  2004.  "An Open Letter:  Building Powerful Local Labor Movements."  (The document referred to by Kelber, 2004.)  On-line at http://www.d.umn.edu/%7Eepeters5/MAPL5111/5111%20Articles/12-9-04%20CLC%20advisory%20committee%20proposal.htm.)

 

Dean, Amy.  1998.  “The Road to Union City:  Building the American Labor Movement City by City” in Mort, ed.: 157-166.

 

Dean, Amy B. and David B. Reynolds.  2009.  A New New Deal:  How Regional Activism Will Reshape the American Labor Movement.  Ithaca and London:  Cornell University Press.

 

Eckstein, Enid.  2001.  “Putting Organizing Back Into Labor Councils.” Working USA, Vol. 5, No. 1, Summer: 124-145.

 

Eimer, Stuart.  1999.  "From 'Business Unionism' to 'Social Movement Unionism':  The Case of the AFL-CIO Milwaukee County Labor Council."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 24, No. 2, Summer:  63-81.

 

Gapasin, Fernando and Howard Wial.  1998.  "The Role of Central Labor Councils in Union Organization in the 1990s" in Bronfenbrenner, et. al., eds.: 54-68.

 

Kelber, Harry.  2004. "12 CLC Leaders Enter Debate With Plan to Rebuild AFL-CIO to Rebuild AFL-CIO Within 75 Regions."  November 24. On-line at http://www.laboreducator.org/clcleaders.htm.

 

Kriesky, Jill.  2001.  "Structural Change in the AFL-CIO:  A Regional Study of Union Cities' Impact" in Turner, Katz and Hurd: 129-154.

 

Ness, Immanuel.  1998.  "The Road to Union Cities:  Labor Seeks to Transform the Culture and Structure of Central Labor Councils."  Working USA, November-December.

 

 

Chicago AFL-CIO Convention, 2005, and AFTERMATH

 

Acuff, Stewart.  2005.  "'Unity Within Our Movement Has Never Been So Important':  Statement by AFL-CIO Organizing Director Stewart Acuff at Illinois AFL-CIO Central Labor Council Conference in Findlay, Ill, June 14, 2005."  July 18.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/acuff180705.html.

 

Aronowitz, Stanley.  2005.  "On the AFL-CIO Split."  Logos:  A Journal of Modern Society and Culture.  On-line at www.logosjournal.com/issue_4.3/aronowitz.htm.

 

Bacon, David.  2005.  "Unions at War."  ZNet, August 11.  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=19&itemID=8486.

 

Benson, Herman.  2005.  "Focusing the AFL-CIO Debate:  Bureaucracy v. Democracy."  Union Democracy News, January-February, No. 154.  (Posted on-line at http://www.uniondemocracy.com/UDR/79-Focusing%20the%20AFL-CIO%20debate.htm.)

 

Blake, Marshall, Jerry Butkiewicz, Jim Cavanaugh, Miguel Contreras, Jeffrey Crosby, Phaedra Ellis-Lamkin, John Goldstein, Shar Knutson, Leslie Moody, V. Daniel Radford, John Ryan, and Steve Williamson.  2004.  "An Open Letter:  Building Powerful Local Labor Movements."  (The document referred to by Kelber, 2004.)  On-line at http://www.d.umn.edu/%7Eepeters5/MAPL5111/5111%20Articles/12-9-04%20CLC%20advisory%20committee%20proposal.htm.)

 

Crosby, Jeff.  2005.  "Democracy, Density and Transformation:  We Need Them All."  On-line at http://www.unitetowin.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7B6D30331C-8AB3-4262-B9A5-5A21B975C7BC%7D&DE=%7B1881C786-B934-4F72-86FA-250C2F313CC3%7D.

 

Fellner, Kim.  2005.  "The Labor Movement:  Its More Than We Bargain For."  July 24.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/fellner240705.html.

 

Fletcher, Bill, Jr. 

---        2005.  "Debate Over Future of the AFL-CIO:  More Heat Than Light."  ZNet, June 7.  (On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionid=19&itemid=8022.)

---        2005.  "Can We Do Anything But Watch?  Some Ideas on Addressing Labor's Crisis."  July 15.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/fletcher150705.html.

---        2005.  "'The Question of Working Class Power':  Bill Fletcher, Jr., Speaks to Canadian Auto Workers Conference, Toronto, Canada."  July 25.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/fletcher150705.html.

 

Fine, Janice, ed.  2005.  "Debating Labor's Future:  A Forum" (with John Sweeney, John Wilhelm, Gerald McEntee, Larry Cohen, and James Hoffa).  The Nation, August 1.  (Posted on-line at www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20050801&s=fine.)

 

Kelber, Harry.  2004. "12 CLC Leaders Enter Debate With Plan to Rebuild AFL-CIO to Rebuild AFL-CIO Within 75 Regions."  November 24. On-line at http://www.laboreducator.org/clcleaders.htm.

 

Meyerson, Harold.  2005.  "Labor's Big Split:  Pain Before Gain."  Washington Post, July 26: A-19.  (On-line at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/25/AR2005072501337_pf.html.)

 

Moberg, David..

---        2005.  "Look Who's Walking."  The Nation (web only), July 26.  (Posted on-line at www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20050801&s=moberg.)

---        2005.  "After the Storm."  The Nation (web only), July 28.  (Posted on-line at www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20050815&s=moberg.)

 

Scipes, Kim.  2005.  "Distilling the 2005 AFL-CIO Convention:  Disaster Ahoy!"  Monthly Review webzine, August 8.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/scipes080805.html.)

 

Sustar, Lee.  2005.  "AFL-CIO:  The Limits of Partnership."  International Socialist Review, July 18.  (Posted on-line at www.selvesandothers.org/article10338.html.)

 

Sweeney, John J.  2005.  "The Future is Our's."  On-line at http://www.afl-cio.org/aboutus/thisistheaflcio/outfront/our_future.cfm.)

 

Tucker, Jerry.

---        2005.  "US Labor in Crisis:  The Current Internal Debate and the Role of Democracy in Its Revitalization."  On-line at http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=15&ItemID=7498.)

---        2005.  "Wither Labor?  Jerry Tucker Reports on 2005 AFL-CIO Convention."  (On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/aflcio2005.html.)

 

Wypijewski, Joann. 

---        2005.  "'Enough is Enough':  Scenes and Silver Linings from Labor's Crack-Up."  Counterpunch,, July 30/31.  (On-line at www.counterpunch.org/jw07302005.html.)

---        2005.  "States of Disunion."  The Nation, August 29.  (On-line at http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20050829&s=wypijweski.)

 

Zeltzer, Steve.  2005.  "AFL-CIO Splits As the Crisis Deepens in Business Unionism."  Chicago Indymedia, August 2.  (Posted on-line at http://chicago.indymedia.org/newswire/display/61125/index.php .)

 

 

Community Organizing/Organizations/Coalitions

 

Bacon, David.

  2000. “L.A. Transit Strike Forges New Political Alliances.”  Jinn Magazine online, October 20: www.pacificnews.org/jinn/stories/6.21/001020-la.html.

---        1996.  "The Living Tradition of Filipino Union Activism."  Published on David Bacon's web site at http://dbacon.igc.org/Phils/06LivingTradition.htm

   

Banks, Andy.  1991.  “The Power and Promise of Community Organizing.”  Labor Research Review, Vol. 18: 17-31.

 

Blackwell, Angela Glover and Kalima Rose. 1999. "Overcoming the Obstacles: Forging Effective Labor-Community Alliances." New Labor Forum, Vol. 5, Fall Winter. (Need URL).

 

Boggs, Carl.  1990.  "Economic Conversion as a Radical Strategy:  Where Social Movements and Labor Meet" in Brecher and Costello, eds.: 302-309.

 

Brecher, Jeremy.  1990.  "'If All the People Are Banded Together':  The Naugatuck Valley Project" in Brecher and Costello, eds.: 93-105.

 

Brecher, Jeremy and Tim Costello.  1990.  "American Labor:  The Promise of Decline" in Brecher and Costello, eds.: 195-207.

 

Brecher, Jeremy and Tim Costello, eds.  1990.  Building Bridges:  The Emerging Grassroots Coalition of Labor and Community.  New York:  Monthly Review Press.

 

Bronfenbrenner, Kate and Tom Juravich.  1998.  "It Takes Mores Than House Calls:  Organizing to Win with a Comprehensive Union-Building Strategy" in Bronfenbrenner, Friedman, Hurd, Oswald and Seeber, Organizing to Win:  New Research on Union Strategies.  Ithaca, NY:  ILR Press: 19-36.

 

Byrd, B. and N. Rhree.  2004.  "Building Power in the New Economy:  The South Bay Labor Council."  Working USA, Vol. 8, No. 2: 131-153.

 

Childs, John Brown.  1990.  "Coalitions and the Spirit of Mutuality" in Brecher and Costello, eds.: 234-244.

 

Clawson, Dan.  2003.  The Next Upsurge:  Labor and the New Social Movements.  Ithaca, NY: ILR Press.

 

Cornfield, Dan, Holly McCammon, Darren McDaniel, and Dean Eatman.  1998.  “In the Community or in the Union?  The Impact of Community Involvement on Nonunion Worker Attitudes About Organizing” in Bronfenbrenner, et. al., eds.: 247-258.

 

Craypo, Charles and Bruce Nissen.  1993.  Grand Designs:  The Impact of Corporate Strategies on Workers, Unions, and Communities.  Ithaca, NY:  ILR Press.

 

Fine, Janice. 

2005.  "Community Unions and the Revival of the American Labor Movement."  Politics and Society, Vol. 33, No. 1: 153-199.

---        1990.  "An Organizer's Checklist for Coalition Building" in Brecher and Costello, eds.: 346-349.

     

Frege, C. E. Heery, and L. Turner.  2004.  The New Solidarity:  Trade Union Coalition-Building in Five Countries.  Oxford:  Oxford University Press.

 

Hall, Amy and Dan Shaefer. 2004.  "The Coalition for Healthy Communities:  Fighting to Save LA County Hospitals, Union Jobs, and Patient Care."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 29, No. 1, Spring: 43-66.

 

Kahler, Ellen.  2001-02.  “Anatomy of Vermont's Livable Wage Campaign.” Working USA, Vol. 5, No.3, Winter: 81-108.

 

Levi, Margaret, David J. Olson, and Erich Steinman.  2002-03.  “Living-Wage Campaigns and Laws.” Working USA, Vol. 6, No. 3, Winter: 111-132.

 

Lichtenstein, Nelson.  2007.  "Taking Unions Out of the Workplace."  AlterNet, November 29.  On-line at www.alternet.org/story/69198.

 

Luce, Stephanie.

---        2004.  Fighting for a Living Wage.  Ithaca and London:  Cornell University Press.

---        2002. "Life Support: Coalition Building and the Living Wage Movement." New Labor Forum,<http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/newlaborforum/html/10_article81.html>

 

Mann, Eric.

---        2001. "'A Race Struggle, a Class Struggle, a Woman's Struggle All At Once" in Panitch and Leys, eds.: 259-274.

---        1990.  "Labor-Community Coalitions as a Tactic for Labor Insurgency" in Brecher and Costello, eds.: 113-134.

---        1987.  Taking On General Motors:  A Case Study of the UAW Campaign to "Keep GM Van Nuys Open." Los Angeles:  UCLA Institute of Industrial Relations.

    

McAlevey, Jane.  2003.  “It Takes a Community:  Building Unions from the Outside In.”  New Labor Forum, Spring: 23-32.  <http://forbin.qc.edu/newlaborforum/html/12_article23.html>.

 

McCollester, Charles and Mike Stout.  1990.  "Tri-State Conference on Steel:  Ten Years of a Labor-Community Alliance" in Brecher and Costello, eds.: 106-112.

 

Needleman, Ruth.  1988.  "Building Relationships for the Long Haul:  Unions and Community-Based Groups Working Together to Organize Low-Wage Workers" in Bronfenbrenner, et. al., eds.: 71-86.

 

Ness, Immanuel and Stuart Eimer.  2001.  Central Labor Councils and the Revival of American Unionism:  Organizing for Justice in our Communities.  Armonk, NY:  M.E. Sharpe.

 

Nissen, Bruce.

---        2004b.  "Labor-Community Coalition Strengths and Weaknesses:  Case Study Evidence" in David Reynolds, ed.  Partnering for Change:  Unions and Community Groups Build Coalitions for Economic Justice.  Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe: 46-63.

---        2004a.  "The Effectiveness of Labor-Community Coalitions:  Evidence from South Florida."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 29, No, 1, Spring: 67-90.

---        2000.  "Living Wage Campaigns from a 'Social Movement' Perspective:  The Miami Experience."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 25, No. 3, Fall: 29-50.

---        1995.  Fighting for Jobs:  Case Studies of Labor-Community Coalitions Confronting Plant Closures.  Albany:  State University of New York Press.

      

Obach, Brian.  2004.  Labor and the Environmental Movement:  The Quest for Common Ground.  Cambridge, MA:  MIT Press.

 

Peterson, Erik.  2001-02.  “Coming Together:  Promises and Pitfalls of Minnesota's Corporate-Accountability Campaigns.” Working USA, Vol. 5, No. 3, Winter: 46-80.

 

Polin, Bob and Stephanie Luce.  1998.  The Living Wage:  Building a Fair Economy.  New York:  New Press.

 

Reynolds, David. 

---        2004.  Partnering for Change:  Unions and Community Groups Build Coalitions for Economic Justice.  Armonk, NY:  M.E. Sharpe.

---        2001.  “Living Wage Campaigns as Social Movements:  Experiences from Nine Cities.”  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 26, No. 2, Summer: 31-65.

 

Reynolds, David and Jen Kern.  2001-02.  “Labor and the Living-Wage Movement.” Working USA, Vol. 5, No. 3, Winter: 17-45.

 

Richards, Barbara.  1990.  "The Community-Labor Alliance of New Haven" in Brecher and Costello, eds.: 70-92.

 

Rose, Fred.  2000.  Coalitions Across the Class Divide:  Lessons from the Labor, Peace and Environmental Movements Ithaca and London:  Cornell University Press.

 

Scipes, Kim. 

---        1991.  “Labor-Community Coalitions:  Not All They're Cracked Up to Be” [a review of Brecher & Costello's Building Bridges]. Monthly Review, Vol. 43, No. 7, December: 34-46.  (This has been posted on-line at http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1132/is_n7_v43/ai_11686039.)

---        1989.  "Book Review:  Eric Mann's Taking On General Motors:  A Case Study of the UAW Campaign to "Keep GM Van Nuys Open."  Workers' Democracy, No. 33, October-November-December: 18-19.

 

     

Simmons, Louise.  1990.  "Organization and Leadership Models in Labor-Community Coalitions" in Brecher and Costello, eds.: 229-233.

 

Slaughter, Jane.  1990.  "Corporate Campaigns:  Labor Enlists Community Support" in Brecher and Costello, eds.: 47-56.

 

Tattersall, Amanda.

---        2009.  "A Little Help from Our Friends:  Exploring and Understanding When Labor-Community Coalitions Are Likely to Form."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 34, No. 4, December: 485-506.

---         2008.  "Coalitions and Community Unionism:  Using the Term Community to Explore Effective Union-Community Collaboration."  Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 21, No. 4: 415-432.

---        2005.  "There is Power in Coalition:  A Framework for Assessing How and When Union-Community Coalitions are Effective and Enhance Union Power."  Labor and Industry, Vol. 16, No. 2, December: 97-112.

      

 Tattersall, Amanda and David Reynolds.  2007.  "The Shifting Power of Labor-Community Coalitions:  Identifying Common Elements of Powerful Coalitions in Australia and the U.S."  Working USA, Vol. 20, No, 1, March: 77-102.

 

Tchen, John Kuo Wei.  1990.  "The Chinatown-Harlem Initiative:  Building Multicultural Understanding in New York City" in Brecher and Costello, eds.: 186-194.

 

Young, Iris.  1997.  "The Complexities of Coalition."  Dissent, Winter: 64-69.

 

Weir, Stan.  2004.  Singlejack Solidarity.  Minneapolis and London:  University of Minnesota Press.

 

TO SUBJECT LISTINGS

 

Electoral Politics

 

Beachler, Donald W.  2001.  "Labor's Triumphs and Frustrations:  New Labor and Electoral Politics in the 2000 Election."  Working USA, Vol. 5, No. 1, Summer:  103-123.

 

Candaele, Kelly.  1998.  "Two for the Year 2000" in Mort, ed.: 127-132.

 

Chang, Tracy F.H.  2003.  'Electoral Activities of Southern Local Unions in the 2000 Election."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 28, No. 1, Spring: 53-81.

 

Cooke, Shamus.  2013.  "Bad Romance:  Labor, Obama and the Democrats."  Counterpunch, March 7.  On-line at www.counterpunch.org/2013/03/07/bad-romance-obama-and-the-democrats/print.

 

Dark, Taylor E.  1999.  The Unions and the Democrats:  An Enduring Alliance.  Ithaca and London:  Cornell University Press.

 

Early, Steve.  2010.  "The Poison Pill in 'Obama Care' That Helped Kill Labor Law Reform."  Working USA, Vol. 13, No. 3, September: 405-423.  On-line at http://embeddedwol.blogspot.com/2010/10/poison-pill-in-obamacare-that-helped.html.

 

Gavin, Geoffrey and Guy Molyneux.  1998.  "Informing and Empowering American Workers:  Ten Rules for Union Political Action" in Mort, ed.: 113-126.

 

Greenhouse, Steven.  2008.  "Politics Has Dissidents Talking to AFL-CIO."  New York Times, July 19.  On-line at http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/19/us/19labor.html?sq=Politics%20Has%20Dissidents&st=cse&adxnnl=1&scp=1&adxnnlx=1216764189-+oWvm9wPlpk2KzOi/zkxNA.

 

Mazzochi, Tony.  1998.  "Building a Party of Our Own" in Mantsios, ed.: 243-254.

 

Meister, Dick. 

---        2006.  "Labor and the Democrats:  A Winning Combination?"  October 7.  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=19&itemID=11136.

---        2006.  "Payback Time for Labor."  Portside, December 7.  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=19&itemID=11572.

---        2007.  "Labor's Happy Day."  Z Net, August 28.  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?itemID=19&itemID=13638.

 

Rivera, Dennis.  1998.  "Labor's Role in the Political Arena" in Mantsios, ed.: 232-242.

 

Rosenthal, Steve.  1998.  "Building to Win, Building to Last:  The AFL-CIO's Political Program" in Mort, ed.: 99-112.

 

Street, Paul.  2011.  "Beyond the Ballot Mania:  Wisconsin Reflections."  Z Net, August 14.  On-line at www.zcommunications.org/contents/18049/print.

 

Townsend, Chris.  2006.  "Election Eve 2006:  Democrats Stir, Labor Takes Two More Torpedoes."  MR Zine, October 12.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/townsend121006.html.

 

 

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General

 

Alinsky, Saul.  1972.  Rules for Radicals:  A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals.  New York:  Vintage Books.

 

Aronowitz, Stanley.  1998.  From the Ashes of the Old:  American Labor and America’s Future.  Boston:  Houghton Mifflin.

 

Baker, Dean.  2007.  "The Right to Unionize:  Key to Democracy."  Truthout, September 4.  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=19&itemID=13695.

 

Bello, Walden.  2003.  "The Economics of Empire."  New Labor Forum, Vol. 12, No. 3 (on-line at http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/newlaborforum/html/12_3article9.html.)

 

Bruno, Robert.  1999.  Steelworker Alley:  How Class Works in Youngstown.  Ithaca and London:  Cornell University Press.

 

Buhle, Paul.  1999.  Taking Care of Business:  Samuel Gompers, George Meany, Lane Kirkland, and the Tragedy of American Unionism.  New York:  Monthly Review.

 

Carol, James.  2007.  "Labor's Failure."  Boston Globe, September 3.  On-line at www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/09/03/3579.

 

Clawson, Dan.  2003.  The Next Upsurge:  Labor and the New Social Movements.  Ithaca and London:  Cornell University Press.

 

Clawson, Dan and Mary Ann Clawson.  1999.  "What Happened to the United States Labor Movement?  Union Decline and Renewal.”  Annual Review of Sociology, Vol. 25: 381-92.

 

Coles, Dave.  2013.  "Can Labor Help Shape an Effective Climate Crisis Strategy?  Yes, Canada's Largest Energy Union Says No to the Keystone Pipeline."  January 17 at the City University of New York.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/2013/coles180113.html.

 

Compton, Mary and Lois Weiner, eds.  2008.  The Global Assault on Teaching, Teachers, and Their Unions:  Stories for Resistance.  New York and Basingstoke:  Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Cornfield, Daniel B.  1991.  “The US Labor Movement:  Its Development and Impact on Social Inequality and Politics.”  Annual Review of Sociology, Vol. 17: 27-49.

 

Culter, Jonathan.  2004.  Labor's Time:  Shorter Hours, the UAW, and the Struggle for American Unionism.  Philadelphia:  Temple University Press.

 

Early, Steve. 

 

---        2004.  "Union Building in the Global Village," a book review of David Bacon's Children of NAFTA:  Labor Wars on the US/Mexico Border and Leon Fink's The Maya of Morgantown:  Work and Community in the Nuevo New South.  Posted on Z Magazine's web site at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?itemID=6347&sectionID=15.

---        2010.  "This Labor Day, Let's Salute All Union Stewards--and Their Cutting Edge in California."  In These Times, August 24.  On-line at www.zcommunications.org/contents/171724.

 

Epstein, Barbara. 1991.  Political Protest and Cultural Revolution:  Nonviolent Direct Action in the 1970s and 1980s.  Berkeley and Los Angeles:  University of California Press.

 

Fantasia, Rick.  1988.  Cultures of Solidarity:  Consciousness, Action, and Contemporary American Workers.  Berkeley and Los Angeles:  University of California Press.

 

Fantasia, Rick and Kim Voss.  2004.  Hard Work:  Remaking the American Labor Movement.  Berkeley and Los Angeles:  University of California Press.

 

Fernandez, Raul, Gilbert C. Gonzales, Vivian Price, David Smith and Linda Trinh Vo.  2004.  “Introduction:  Globalization:  Masking Imperialism and the Struggles from Below” in Gonzales, et. al., eds.: xii-xxxiii.

 

Fitz, Don.  1990.  La Coordindadora:  A Union Without Bureaucrats" in Don Fitz and David Roediger, eds.  Within the Shell of the Old:  Essays on Workers' Self-Organization.  Chicago:  Charles H. Kerr: 88-96.

 

Fitz, Don and David Roediger, eds.  Within the Shell of the Old:  Essays on Workers' Self-Organization.  Chicago:  Charles H. Kerr.

 

Fletcher, Bill, Jr. and Derrick O'Keefe.  2005.  "Against Neo-liberalism and Empire."  ZNet, June 15. 

 

Fletcher, Bill, Jr., and Fernando Gapasin.  2008.  Solidarity Divided:  The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path Toward Social Justice.  Berkeley and Los Angeles:  University of California Press.  See review by Kim Scipes, 2008, at http://www.zcommunications.org/contents/1156/print.

 

Frank, Dana.  1999.  Buy American:  The Untold Story of Economic Nationalism.  Boston:  Beacon Press.

 

Fraser, Steve and Joshua B. Freeman, eds.  1997.  Audacious Democracy:  Labor, Intellectuals, and the Social Reconstruction of America.  Boston and New York:  Houghton Mifflin.

 

Freeman, Richard B. and James L. Medoff.  1984.  What Do Unions Do?  New York:  Basic Books.

 

Ganz, Marshall, Kim Voss, Teresa Sharpe, Carl Somers, and George Strauss.  2004.  “Against the Tide:  Projects and Pathways of the New Generation of Union Leaders, 1984-2001" in Milkman and Voss, eds.: 150-194.

 

Goldfield, Michael.   1987.  The Decline of Organized Labor in the United States.  Chicago and London:  University of Chicago Press.

 

Gonzalez, Gilbert G., Raul A. Fernandez, Vivian Price, David Smith, and Linda Trinh Vo.  Labor Versus Empire:  Race, Gender, and Migration.  New York and London:  Routledge.

 

Greenhouse, Steven.

--        2008.  The Big Squeeze:  Tough Times for the American Worker.  NY:  Alfred A. Knopf.

---        2011. "In Indiana, Clues to Future of Wisconsin Labor." New York Times, February 26. On-line at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/27/business/27collective-bargain.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha23.

---        2011.  "Occupy Movement Inspires Unions to Embrace Bold Tactics."  New York Times, November 8.  On-line at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/09/business/occupy-movement-inspires-unions-to-embrace-bold-tactics.html?hpw=&pagewanted=print.

 

Haberman, Clyde.  2007.  "New York City:  A Labor Day Labor Forgot to Celebrate."  The New York Times, September 4.  On-line at http://select.nytimes.com/2007/09/04/nyregion/04nyc.html.

 

Hirsch, Barry T. and David A. Macpherson.  "Union Membership and Coverage Database from the Current Population Survey:  Note."  Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 56, January: 349-354.  www.unionstats.com.

 

Hodson, Randy.  1991.  “The Active Worker:  Compliance and Autonomy at the Workplace.”  Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Vol. 20, No. 1, April: 47-78.

 

Human Rights Watch.  2000.   Unfair Advantage:  Worker's Freedom of Association in the United States.  New York:  Human Rights Watch.

 

Jose, A.V., ed. 2002. Organized Labor in the 21st Century. Geneva: International Institute for Labour Studies.

 

Katz, Harry C.  2001.  “Whither the American Labor Movement?” in Turner, Katz and Hurd, eds.: 339-349.

 

Larson, Simeon and Bruce Nissen, eds.  1987.  Theories of the Labor Movement.  Detroit:  Wayne State University.

 

Lendman, Stephen.  2007.  "Labor Day Hypocrisy."  Z Net, September 1.  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=19&itemID=13672.

 

Lichtenstein, Nelson.  2002.  State of the Union:  A Century of American Labor.  Princeton and Oxford:  Princeton University Press.

 

Lipsitz, George.  2004.  “New Times and New Identities:  Solidarities of Sameness and Dynamics of Difference” in Gonzales, et. al., eds.: 3-16.

 

Lynd, Alice and Staughton Lynd. 

---        1973/1988.  Rank and File:  Personal Histories by Working Class Organizers.  New York:  Monthly Review Press.

---        2000.  The New Rank and File.   Ithaca and London:  Cornell University Press.

 

Mantsios, Gregory, ed.  1998.  A New Labor Movement for a New Century.  New York:  Monthly Review Press.

 

Macaray, David. 

---        2007.  "The Chalice That Poisoned the Labor Movements:  The Toxic Legacy of Special Assignments."  Counterpunch, November 19.  On-line at http://www.counterpunch.org/macaray11192007.html.

---        2008.  "Management's Dirty Little Secret:  Why Some Companies Prefer Having Unions."  Counterpunch, February 19.  On-line at www.counterpunch.org/macaray02192008.html.

 

Markowitz, Linda.  1999.  Worker Activism After Successful Union Organizing.  Armonk, NY:  M.E. Sharpe.

 

Meister, Dick. 

---        2008.  "Unions Are Growing--Finally."  Z Net, February 21.  On-line at www.zcommunications.org/znet/viewArticle/16578.

---        2008.  "No Peace, No Work."  Z Net, April 28.  On-line at www.zcommunications.org/znet/viewArticle/17467.

 

Melucci, Alberto.  1995.  “The Process of Collective Identity” in Hank Johnston and Bert Klandermans, eds.  Social Movements and Culture.  Minneapolis:  University of Minnesota Press: 41-63.

 

Metzgar, Jack.  2000.  Striking Steel:  Solidarity Remembered.  Philadelphia:  Temple University Press.

 

Mogensen, Vernon L.  1996.  Office Politics: Computers, Labor, and Fight for Safety and Health.  New Brunswick, NJ:  Rutgers University Press.

 

Munck, Ronaldo and Peter Waterman. 1999. Labour Worldwide in the Era of Globalization: Alternative Union Models in the New World Order. London: MacMillan.

 

Mueller, Carol.  1994.  “Conflict Networks and the Origins of Women's Liberation” in Enrique Larana, Hank Johnston, and Joseph Gusfield, eds., New Social Movements:  From Ideology to Identity.  Philadelphia:  Temple University Press: 234-263.

 

Nederveen Pieterse, Jan P.  1989.  Empire and Emancipation:  Power and Liberation on a Global Scale.  New York: Praeger.

 

Ness, Immanuel.  2001-02.  “War and the Labor Movement.” Working USA, Vol. 5, No. 3, Winter: 3-8.

 

Nissen, Bruce.  1990.  "A Post-World War II Social Accord?" in Bruce Nissen, ed.  US Labor Relations, 1945-1989.  New York:  Garland: 173-207.

 

Olney, Peter.  2012.  "Jerry R. Tucker:  Labor Warrior and Educator, 1939-2012."  Standburyforum.com, October 23.  On-line at www.zcommunications.org/contents/189285/print.

 

Onasch, Bill.  2007.  "An Appreciation of the Labor Party's 'Founding Brother':  A Review of The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor--The Life and Times of Tony Mazzocchi."  Labor Advocate Online, November 3.  On-line at www.kclabor.org/an_appreciation_of_the_labor-par.htm.

 

Panitch, Leo. 2001. "Reflections on Strategy for Labour" in Panitch and Leys: 367-392.

 

Panitch, Leo and Colin Leys, eds. 2001. Socialist Register 2001: Working Classes, Global Realities. London: Merlin.

 

Perusek, Glenn and Kent Worcester.  1995.  "Introduction:  Patterns of Class Conflict in the United States Since the 1960s" in Glenn Perusek and Kent Worcester, eds.  Trade Union Politics:  American Unions and Economic Change, 1960s-1990s.  Atlantic Highlands, NJ:  Humanities Press: 3-30.

 

Perusek, Glenn and Kent Worcester, eds.  1995.  Trade Union Politics:  American Unions and Economic Change, 1960s-1990s.  Atlantic Highlands, NJ:  Humanities Press.

 

Petras, James.  2004.  “Empire and Labor:  US and Latin America” in Gonzales, et al., eds.: 55-70.

 

Ray, Paul H. and Sherry Ruth Anderson.  2000.  The Cultural Creatives:  How 50 Million People Are Changing the World.  New York:  Three Rivers Press.

 

Reifer, Thomas Ehrlich.  2004.  “Labor, Race, and Empire:  Transport Workers and Transnational Empires of Trade, Production, and Finance” in Gonzales, et. al., eds.: 17-36.

 

Robinson, William I. 

---        1996.  Promoting Polyarchy:  Globalization, US Intervention, and Hegemony.  Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press.

---        2004.  "Latin America and the Empire of Global Capital” in Gonzales, et al., eds.: 37-54.

 

Robinson, William I. and Jonah Gindin.  2005.  "The Battle for Global Civil Society."  Venezuelanalysis.com, June 13.  (Posted on-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=11&itemID=8069.)

 

Sciacchitano, Katherine.  2012.  "Making Labor Pay."  Dollars and Sense, October 21.  On-line at www.zcommunications.org/contents/189251/printExcellent discussion of pensions and building a movement to ensure retirement security.

 

Scipes, Kim.  

 

---        2013.  "Three Legs of Needed Social Change: US Empire, US Capitalism, and Global Climate Change."  Z Net, February 27.  On-line at www.zcommunications.org/contents/191463/print.

---        2011.  "Open Letter to the Occupy Wall Street Participants:  Taking Advantage of Seasonal 'Down Time'."  Z Net, November 16.  On-line at www.zcommunications.org/contents/182754/print.

---        2011.  "Open Letter to the Occupy Wall Street Movement:  Beware of Labor Leaders Bearing Gifts."  Z Net, October 12.  On-line at www.zcommunications.org/contents/181882/print.

---        2006.  "When Will the AFL-CIO Leadership Quit Blaming the Chinese Government for Multinational Corporate Decisions, US Government Policies, and US Labor Leaders' Inept Responses?"  MRZine, July 3.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/scipes030706.html.

---        2006.  "Ten Days in Venezuela:  A Visit to the Land of Hope."  Venezuelanalysis.com.  On-line at www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1771.

---        2005.  "It's the Beginning of the End--For the Empire, Not Just the War."  ZNet, December 1.  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=11&itemID=9233.

---        2004.  “International Income Inequality:  Wither the United States?’  Z Net:  August 18. (Posted on-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionid=13&itemid=6061.)

---        1984.  “Industrial Policy:  Can It Lead the U.S. Out of Its Economic Malaise?” New Labor Review [Labor Studies Program, San Francisco State University], No. 6, Spring: 27-53.  Updated and republished in pamphlet form (December).

 

Shipler, David K.  2005.  The Working Poor:  Invisible in America.  New York:  Alfred A. Knopf.

 

Shotwell, , Greg.  2013.  "Autoworkers Under the Gun:  A Tall Order for a Tall Union Man."  Autoworkers Under the Gun, January 22.  http://autoworkersunderthegun.blogspot.ca/.

 

Silver, Beverly J.  2003.  Forces of Labor:  Workers’ Movements and Globalization Since 1870.  Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press.

 

Street, Paul.  2005.  "Social Health and Spiritual Death:  Empire, Inequality, and the Costs of War."  ZNet, May 20.  (Posted on-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=10&itemID=7902.)

 

Tilly, Chris and Charles Tilly.  1998.  Work Under Capitalism.  New York:  Westview.

 

Warskett, Rosemary. 2001. "Feminism's Challenge to Unions in the North: Possibilities and Contradictions" in Panitch and Leys: 329-342.

 

Wermuth, Laurie.  2003.  Global Inequality and Human Needs:  Health and Illness in an Increasingly Unequal World.  Boston:  Allyn and Bacon.

 

Yates, Michael.  1998.  Why Unions Matter.  New York:  Monthly Review.

 

Zweig, Michael.  2008.  "The War and the Working Class."  The Nation, March 31.  On-line at www.thenation.com/doc/20080331/zweig.

 

  

TO SUBJECT LISTINGS

 

Immigrant Workers

 

Choy, Catherine Ceniza.  2003.  Empire of Care:  Nursing and Migration in Filipino American History.  Durham and London:  Duke University Press.

 

Delgado, Hector. 2000. "Immigrant Nation: Organizing America's Newest Workers." New Labor Forum, Vol. 7, Fall/Winter. NEED URL.

 

Early, Steve.  2004.  "Union Building in The Global Village."  Posted on the Z Magazine web site at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=15&ItemID=6347.

 

Figueroa, Hector.  1998.  "Back to the Forefront:  Union Organizing of Immigrant Workers in the Nineties" in Mort, ed.: 87-98.

 

Fine, Janice.  2006.  Worker Centers:  Organizing Communities on the Edge of the Dream.  Ithaca and London:  Cornell University Press.

 

Fink, Leon.  2003.  The Maya of Morgantown:  Work and Community in the Nuevo New South.  Chapel Hill:  University of North Carolina Press.

 

Fisk, Catherine L., Daniel J.B. Mitchell, and Christopher L. Erickson.  2000.  “Union Representation of Immigrant Janitors in Southern California:  Economic and Legal Challenges” in Milkman, ed.: 191-224.

 

Geoghegan, Thomas.  2001.  Which Side Are You On?  Trying To Be for Labor When It's Flat on Its Back.  New York:  Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

 

Kiefer, David and Immanuel Ness.  1999.  “Organizing Immigrant Workers in New York City:  The LIUNA Asbestos Removal Workers Campaign.”  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 24: 12-26.

 

Kutalik, Chris.  2007.  "Immigrant Workers Buck Long Slide in Meatpacking:  Raids Follow as Backlash."  Labor Notes, January 29. On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/kutakik290107.html.

 

Kwong, Peter.

---    1997.  Forbidden Workers:  Illegal Chinese Immigrants and American Labor.  New York:  The New Press.

---    2001. "The Politics of Labour Migration: Chinese Workers in New York" in Panitch and Leys: 293-314.

 

Johnson, William.  2007.  "SEIU Members Push Their Union to Change Its Position on Immigration."  MR Zine, January 4.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/johnson040107.html.

 

Lee, Patricia.  1990.  "Sisters at the Borders:  Asian Immigrant Workers and HERE Local 2" in Brecher and Costello, eds.: 38-46.

 

Milkman, Ruth.  2006.  "Organizing the Unorganizable:  The Unlikely Spark for a Rebirth of Labor."  Boston Review, September 29.  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=19&itemID=11074.

 

Milkman, Ruth.  2006.  L.A.  Story:  Immigrant Workers and the Future of the US Labor Movement.  New York:  Russell Sage.

 

Milkman, Ruth, ed.  2000.  Organizing Immigrants:  The Challenge for Unions in Contemporary California.  Ithaca and London:  Cornell University Press.

 

Milkman, Ruth and Kent Wong.  2001.  “Organizing Immigrant  Workers:  Case Studies from Southern California” in Turner, Katz and Hurd, eds.: 99-128.

 

Ness, Immanuel. 

---        2011.  Guest Workers and Resistance to US Corporate Despotism.  Urbana, Chicago and Springfield:  University of Illinois Press.

---        2006.  "The Rise of Migrant Worker Militancy:  Militant organizing by immigrants in New York City could show the way for a revitalized labor movement."  Dollars & Sense, October 9.  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=19&itemID=11154.

---        2001.  “Organizing Low-Wage Immigrants—The Workplace Project:  Interview with Jennifer Gordon.” Working USA, Vol. 5, No. 1, Summer: 87-102.

---        1998.  “Organizing Immigrant Communities:  UNITE’s Workers' Center Strategy” in Bronfenbrenner, et. al., eds.: 87-107.

 

Nissen, Bruce and Guillermo Grenier.  2000.  "Comparative Union Responses to Mass Immigration:  Evidence from an Immigrant City."  Critical Sociology, Vol. 26, No. 1/2: 82-105.

 

Sherman, Rachel and Kim Voss.  2000.  “Organize or Die:  Labor's New Tactics and Immigrant Workers” in Milkman, ed.: 81-108.

 

Sustar, Lee and Orlando Sepuldeva.  2007.  "Immigrant Workers in a Chicago Factory:  Victory on the Picket Line."  Socialist Worker, August 17.  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=19&itemID=13554.

 

Thompson, Charles D., Jr., and Melinda F. Wiggins.  2002.  The Human Cost of Food:  Farmworkers' Lives, Labor and Advocacy.  Austin:  University of Texas Press.

 

Wells, Miriam.  2000.  “Immigration and Unionization in the San Francisco Hotel Industry" in Milkman, ed.: 109-129.

 

Waldinger, Roger, Chris Erickson, Ruth Milkman, Daniel J.B. Mitchell, Abel Valenzuela, Kent Wong and Maurice Zeitlin.  1998.  “Helots No More:  A Case Study of the Justice for Janitors Campaign in Los Angeles” in Bronfenbrenner, et. al., eds.: 102-119.

 

Waldinger, Roger and Claudia Der-Martirosian.  2000.  “Immigrant Workers and American Labor:  Challenge … or Disaster?” in Milkman, ed.: 49-80.

 

Wells, Miriam J. 1996. Strawberry Fields: Politics, Class and Work in California Agriculture. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
 

 

TO SUBJECT LISTINGS

 

International Labor Solidarity, both From the Grassroots and From Formal Organizations

 

Alexander, Robin and Peter Gilmore. 

---        1999.  "A Strategic Organizing Alliance Across Boarders" in Tillman and Cummings, eds.: 255-266.

---        1994.  "The Emergence of Cross-border Labor Solidarity."  NACLA Report on the Americas.  Vol. 28, No. 1: 42-48.

 

Anner, Mark. 

---        "Industrial Structure, the State, and Ideology:  Shaping Labor Transnationalism in the Brazilian Auto Industry."  Social Science History, Vol. 27, No. 4, Winter:  603-634.

---        2001.  “The International Trade Union Campaign for Core Labor Standards in the WTO.”  Working USA, Vol. 5, No. 1, Summer: 43-63.

---        2000.  “Local and Transnational Campaigns to End Sweatshop Practices” in Michael Gordon and Lowell Turner, eds.  Transnational Cooperation Among Labor Unions.  Ithaca, NY:  ILR Press

 

Anner, Mark, Ian Greer, Marco Hauptmeier, Nathan Lillie and Nik Winchester.  2006.  “The Industrial Determinants of Transnational Solidarity:  Global Interunion Politics in Three Sectors.”  European Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 12, No. 1: 7-27.

 

Armbruster-Sandoval, Ralph. 

---        2005.  Globalization and Cross-Border Labor Solidarity in the Americas:  The Anti-Sweatshop Movement and the Struggle for Social Justice.  London and New York:  Routledge.

---       2003.  "Globalization and Transnational Labor Organizing:  The Honduran Maquiladora Indusry and the Kimi Campaign."  Social Science History, Vol. 27, No. 4, Winter:  551-576.

---        1999.  "Globalziation and Cross-border Labor Organizing:  The Guatemalan Maquiladora Industry and the Phillips Van-Heusen Case."  Latin American Perspectives, Vol. 26, No. 2: 108-128.

---       1998.  "Cross-border Labor Organizing in the Garment and Automobile Industries:  The Phillips Van-Heusen and Ford Cuautilan Cases."  Journal of World-Systems Research, Vol. 4: 20-51.

---        1995. "Cross-National Labor Organizing Strategies."  Critical Sociology, Vol. 21, No. 2: 75-90.

 

Ayers, Jeffrey M.  1998.  Defying Conventional Wisdom:  Political Movements and Popular Contention against North American Free Trade.  Toronto:  University of Toronto Press.

 

Babson, Steve. 

---        2003.  “Dual-sourcing at Ford in the United States and Mexico:  Implications for Labor Relations and Union Strategies” in William N. Cooke, ed., Multinational Companies and Global Human Resource Strategies.  Westport, CT:  Quorum Books.

---        2002.  “Free Trade and Worker Solidarity in the North American Auto Industry” in Bruce Nissen, ed., Unions in a Globalized Environment.  Amonk, NY:  ME Sharpe. 

---        2000.  "Cross-Border Trade with Mexico and the Prospect for Worker Solidarity:  The Case of Mexico."  Critical Sociology, Vol. 26, No. 1-2: 13-35.

 

Bacon, David. 

---        2004.  Children of NAFTA:  Labor Wars on the US-Mexico Border.  Berkeley and Los Angeles:  University of California Press.

---        2001.  "Unions Without Borders:  A New Kind of Internationalism is Challenging Neoliberal Globalism."  The Nation, January 22: 20-24. 

---        2000.  "World Labor Needs Independence and Solidarity."  Monthly Review, Vol. 52, No. 3, July: 84-102.

 

Bandy, Joe and Jackie Smith, eds. 2005. Coalitions Across Borders: Transnational Protest and the Neoliberal Order. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

 

Bandy, Joe and Jackie Smith. 2005. "Factors Affecting Conflict and Cooperation in Transnational Movement Networks" in Bandy and Smith: 231-252.

 

Banks, Andy.  1998.   “New Voice, New Internationalism” in Gregory Mantsios, ed.: 286-303.

Barchiesi, Franco.  2001.  "Transnational Capital, Urban Globalization and Cross-border Solidarity:  The Case of the South African Municipal Workers."  Antipode, Vol. 33, No. 3, July: 384-406.

Bieler, Andreas, Ingemar Lindberg, and Devan Pillay, eds.  2008  Labour and the Challenges of Globalization:  What Prospects for Transnational Solidarity?  London and Ann Arbor, MI:  Pluto.

Blackwell, Ron.  1998.  “Building a Member-Based International Program” in Gregory Mantsios, ed., 1998: 320-328.

 

Block, R.N., K. Robert, C. Ozeki, and M.J. Roomkin.  2001.  “Models of International Labor Standards.”  Industrial Relations, Vol. 40, No. 2: 258-291.

 

Bolsman, Chris. 

---        2010.  “Contesting Labor Internationalism:  The ‘Old’ Trapped in the ‘New’ in Volkswagen’s South African Plant.”  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 35, No. 4:  520-539.

---        2007.  "Trade Union Internationalism and Solidarity in the Struggle Against Apartheid:  A Case Study of Volkswagen."  Historical Studies in Industrial Relations, No. 23/24 (Spring/Autumn): 103-124.

 

Bonacich, Edna. 2002.  “Labor’s Response to Global Production” in Gary Gereffi, David Spencer, and Jennifer Blair, eds.  Free Trade and Uneven Development:  The North American Apparel Industry After NAFTA.  Philadelphia:  Temple University Press.

 

Bonacich, Edna, Lucie Chang, Norma Chinchilla, Normal Hamilton, and Paul Ong, eds.  1994.  Global Production: The Apparel Industry in the Pacific Rim.  Philadelphia, PA:  Temple University Press.

 

Borgers, Frank.  1999.  “Global Unionism—Beyond the Rhetoric:  The CWA North Atlantic Alliance.”  LSJ, Vol. 24, No. 1: 107-122.

 

Boswell, Terry and Demetris Stevis.  1997.  “Globalization and International Labor Organizing.”  Work & Occupations, Vol. 24, No. 3: 288-309.

 

Brecher, Jeremy, Tim Costello and Brandon Smith.

---        2006.  “International Labor Solidarity:  The New Frontier.”  New Labor Forum, Vol. 15, No. 1: 9-18.

---        2000.  Globalization from Below:  The Power of Solidarity.  Boston:  South End Press.

 

Bronfenbrenner, Kate, ed.  2007.  Global Unions:  Challenging Transnational Corporations Through Cross-border Campaigns.  Ithaca, NY:  Cornell University Press.

 

 Brooks, Ethel.

---        2007.  Unraveling the Garment Industry:  Transnational Organizing and Women's Work.  Mineeaplis and London:  University of Minnesota Press.

---        2005. "Transnational Campaigns Against Child Labor: The Garment Industry in Bangladesh" in Bandy and Smith: 121-140.

---        2002.  "The Ideal Sweatshop?  Gender and Transnational Protest."  International Labor and Working Class History, No. 61, April: 91-111.

 

Candia Veiga, Joao Paulo and Scott B. Martin.  2009.  “Corporate Employee Representation, Union Strategies, and Third-Party Union-Linked Monitoring:  Germany’s BASF in Brazil as a Critical Case Study.”  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 34, No. 3: 363-384.

 

Carty, V.  2004.  “Transnational Labor Organizing in Two Mexican Maquiladoras:  The Struggle for Democratic Globalization.”  Mobilization, Vol. 9, No. 3: 295-310.

 

Chan, Anita, and Robert J.S. Ross.  2003.  “Racing to the Bottom:  International Trade without a Social Clause.”  Third World Quarterly, Vol. 24, No. 6: 1011-1028.

 

Colgan, Fiona and Sue Ledwith, eds.  2001.  Gender, Diversity and Trade Unions:  International Perspectives.  London:  Routledge

 

Conner, T.  2004.  “Time to Scale Up Cooperation?  Trade Unions, NGOs, and the International Anti-sweatshop Movement.”  Development in Practice, Vol. 14, Nos. 1/2: 61-70.

 

Cox, K., ed.  1997.  Spaces of Globalization:   Reasserting the Power of the Local.  New York:  Guilford Press.

 

Crowie, Jefferson.  1997.  “National Struggles in a Transnational Economy:  A Critical Analysis of US Labor’s Campaign Against NAFTA.”  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 21: 3-32.

 

Cumbers, Andrew.  2004.  “Embedded Internationalisms:  Building Transnational Solidarity in the British and Norwegian Trade Union Movements.”  Antipode, Vol. 36, No. 5: 829-850.

 

Dreiling, Michael and Ian Robinson.  1998.  “Union Responses to NAFTA in the US and Canada:  Explaining Intra- and International Variation.”  Mobilization, Vol. 3, No. 2: 163-184.

 

Early, Steve.  2004.  “How Communications Workers Are Building Cross-Border Union Solidarity from the Bottom Up.”  Labor Notes, July: 3-4.

 

Eckstein, Susan and Timothy Wickham-Crowley, eds.  2003.  Struggles for Social Justice in Latin America.  New York:  Routledge.

 

Ekins, Paul. 1992. A New World Order: Grassroots Movements for Global Change. London and New York: Routledge.

 

Elson, Diane and Ruth Pearson.  1981.  “Nimble Fingers Make Cheap Workers:  An Analysis of Women’s Employment in Third World Export Manufacturing.”  Feminist Review (Spring):  144-166.

 

Esbenschade, Jill.  2001.  “The Social Accountability Contract:  Private Monitoring from Los Angeles to the Global Apparel Industry.” Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 26, No. 1: 98-120.

 

Evans, Peter.  2000.  “Fighting Marginalization with Transnational Networks:  Counter-hegemonic Globalization.”  Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 29, No. 1:  230-241.

 

Featherstone, Lisa, ed.  2002.  Students Against Sweatshops:  The Making of a Movement.  London:  Verso.

 

Figueroa, Hector J.  1998.  “International Labor Solidarity in an Era of Global Competition” in Gregory Mantsios, ed., 1998: 304-319.

 

Fletcher, Bill, Jr. 

---        2003a.  “Can U.S. Workers Embrace Anti-Imperialism?”  Monthly Review, Vol. 55, No. 3, July-August: 93-109.  Posted on-line at www.monthlyreview.org/0703fletcher.htm.

---        2003b.  “Speech to the Labor Assembly for Peace,” October 31.  Posted on Z Magazine web site at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=51&itemID=4432.

 

Foster, John W. 2005. "The Transnational Alliance Against NAFTA: Sinews of Solidarity" in Bandy and Smith: 209-230.

 

French, John D.  2000.  “Latin American and International Working Class History on the Brink of the 21st Century:  Points of Departure in Comparative Labor Studies.”  Development and Society, Vol. 29: 137-163.

 

Frobel, Folker, Jürgen Heinrichs and Otto Kreye.  1980.  The New International Division of Labor.  Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press.

 

Frundt, Henry J.

---        2005.  “Movement Theory and International Labor Solidarity.”  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 30, No. 2: 19-40.

---        2004.  “Four Models of Cross-border Maquila Organizing” in Bruce Nissen, ed., Unions in a Globalized Environment.  Armonk, NY:  M.E. Sharpe.

---        1999.  “Cross-border Organizing in the Apparel Industry:  Lessons from Central America and the Caribbean.”  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 24: 89-106.

 

Garver, Paul, Kirill Bukeov, Hyewon Chong, and Beatriz Sosa Martinez.  2007.  “Global Labor Organizing in Theory and Practice.”  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 32, No. 3: 237-256.

Gordon, Michael F. and Lowell Turner, eds.  2000.  Transnational Cooperation among Labor Unions.  Ithaca, NY:  Industrial and Labor Relations Press.

Greenfield, Gerard.  2001.  “Core Labor Standards in the WTO:  Reducing Labor to a Global Commodity.” Working USA, Vol. 5, No. 1, Summer: 9-18.

 

Greer, Ian and Marco Hauptmeier.  2008.  “Political Entrepreneurs and Co-Managers:  Labour Transnationalism at Four Multinational Auto Companies.”  British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 46, No. 1: 76-97.

 

Hammer, Nikolaus.  2005.  “International Framework Agreements: Global Industrial Relations Between Rights and Bargaining.”  Transfer:  European Review of Labour and Research, Vol. 11, No. 4: 511-530.

 

Hanagan, Michael P.  2003.  "Labor Internationalism:  An Introduction."  Social Science History, Vol. 27, No. 4, Winter: 485-499.

 

Harrison, Ann E. and Jason Scorse.  2004.  “Moving Up or Moving Out?  Anti-sweatshop Activists and Labor Market Outcomes.”  NEBR Working Paper W10492.  On-line at http://ssrn.com/abstract=546289.

 

Harrod, Jeffery and Robert O’Brien, eds., Global Unions:  Theory and Strategies of Organized Labour in the Global Political Economy.  New York:  Routledge.

Hathaway, Dale.  2000.  Allies Across the Border:  Mexcio's Authentic Front and Global Solidarity.  Boston:  South End.

Haworth, N. and S. Hughes.  1997.  “Trade and International Labour Standards:  Issues and Debates Over a Social Clause.”  Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 39, No. 2: 179-195.

Herod, Andrew.

---       2003.  "Geographies of Labor Internationalism."   Social Science History, Vol. 27, No. 4, Winter:  501-523.

---        2002.  “Organizing Globally, Organizing Locally:  Union Spatial Strategy in the Global Economy” in Jeffrey Harrod and Robert O’Brien, eds., Global Unions:  Theory and Strategies of Organized Labour in the Global Political Economy.  New York:  Routledge.

---        2001.  Labor Geographics:  Workers and the Landscape of Capitalism.  New York:  Guilford.

---        2001. "Labor Internationalism and the Contradictions of Globalization: Or, Why the Local is Sometimes Still Important in a Global Economy." Antipode, Vol. 33, No. 3: 407-426.

---        1997.  “From a Geography of Labor to a Labor Geography:  Labor’s Spatial Fix and the Geography of Capitalism.”  Antipode, Vol. 29, No. 1: 1-31.

---        1995.  “The Practice of International Labor Solidarity and the Geography of the Global Economy.”  Economic Geography, Vol. 71, No. 4: 341-363.

Herod, Andrew, ed.  1998.  Organizing the Landscape:  Geographical Perspectives on Labor Unionism.  Minneapolis:  University of Minnesota Press.

 

Hertel, Shareen.  2006.  Unexpected Power: Conflict and Change Among Transnational Activists.  Ithaca, NY:  Cornell University Press.

 

Howard, Allen. 

---        2007.  “The Future of Global Unions:  Is Solidarity Still Forever?”  Dissent, on-line at www.dissentmagazine.org/article/?article=942.

---        1997.  “Labor, History, and Sweatshops in the New Global Economy” in Andrew Ross, ed.  No Sweat Fashion, Free Trade and the Rights of Garment Workers.  New York:  Verso.

 

Hutchison, Jane and Andrew Brown, eds.  2001.  Organizing Labor in Globalizing Asia.  London and New York:  Routledge.

 

Hyman, Richard.  2005.  “Shifting Dynamics in International Trade Unionism:  Agitation, Organisation, Bureaucracy, Diplomacy.”  Labor History, Vol. 46, No. 2: 137-154.

 

International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU).  1999.  “Building Workers’ Human Rights into the Global Trading System.”  Brussels:  ICFTU.

Johns, Rebecca.  1998.  "Bridging the Gap Between Class and Space: US Worker Solidarity with Guatemala."  Economic Geography, Vol. 74, No. 3: 252-271.

 Juravich, Tom and Kate Bronfenbrenner.  2003.  “Out of the Ashes:  The Steelworkers’ Global Campaign at Bridgestone/Firestone” in William Cooke, ed., Multinational Companies and Global Human Resource Strategies.  Westport, CT:  Quorum Books:  249-267.

Kamel, Rachael and Anya Hoffman. 2002. The Maquiladora Reader:  Cross-Border Organizing Since NAFTA. Philadelphia: American Friends Service Committee.

 

Kay, Tamara.  2005.  “Labor Transnationalism and Global Governance:  The Impact of NAFTA on Transnational Labor.”  American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 111, No. 3: 715-756.

 

Keck, Margaret E. and Kathryn Sikkink.  1998.  Activists Beyond Borders:  Advocacy Networks in International Politics.  Ithaca, NY:  Cornell University Press.

 

Klein, Naomi.  2000.  No Logo:  Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies.  New York:  Picador.

 

Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU).  “KCTU’s International Policy.  On-line at www.kctu.org/about/about.html.

 

Labor for Palestine.  2007.  "US Unions and Boycotting Israel:  A Reply to US Labor Leaders from Canada."  Z Net, August 27.  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=107&itemID=13648.

 

Lambert, Rob and Eddie Webster. 2001. "Southern Unionism and the New Labour Internationalism."  Antipode Vol. 33, No. 3: 337-362.

 

Langevin, Mark. S.  2010.  “Between Fragmentation and Globalization:  US Public Sector Unions and International Labor Cooperation.”  LSJ, Vol. 35, No. 3:  364-385.

 

Lee, Eric. 

---        2006.  "Global Campaigning:  Beyond Protest E-mails and Solidarity Messages."  Eric Lee blog.  On-line at www.ericlee.info/2006/02/global_campaigning_beyond_prot.html.

---       1996.  The Labour Movement and the Internet:  The New Internationalism.  London:  Pluto.

 

Levasque, Christian and Gregor Murray.

---        2010.  “Local Union Strategies in Cross-border Alliances:  From Defensive Isolation to Proactive Solidarity.” Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 35, No. 2: 222-245.

---        2002.  “Local versus Global:  Activating Local Union Power in the Global Economy.”  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 27, No. 3: 39-65.

 

Levinson, Charles.  1972.  International Trade Unionism.  London: Allen & Unwin.

 

MacDonald, Ian Thomas.  2003.  “NAFTA and the Emergence of Continental Labor Cooperation.”  American Review of Canadian Studies, Summer: 173-196.

 

MacShane, Dennis.  1992.  International Labour and the Origins of the Cold War.  Oxford:  Clarendon.

 

McKay, Steven C.  2006.  “The Squeaky Wheel’s Dilemma:  New Forms of Labor Organizing in the Philippines.”  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 30, No. 4: 41-63.

 

Meyer, David S. and Nancy Whittier.  1994.  “Social Movement Spillover.”  Social Problems, Vol. 41: 277-298.

 

Miller, D.  2004.  “Preparing for the Long Haul: Negotiating International Framework Agreements in the Global Textile, Garment and Footwear Sector.”  Global Social Policy, Vol. 4, No. 2: 215-239.

Moberg, David.

---        2007.  “Solidarity Without Borders.”  In These Times.  On-line at www.inthesetimes.com/article/3021/solidarity_without-borders/.

---        1998.  "Lessons from the Victory at Phillips-Van-Huesen."  Working USA, May-June: 39-50.

 

Moody, Kim.  1997.  Workers in a Lean World:  Unions in the International Economy.  London and New York:  Verso.

 

Morgan, Oliver.  2007.  "Birth of the First Global Super-Union."  The Guardian, January 2.  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=19&itemID=11757.

 

Munck, Ronaldo.

---        2002.  Globalization and Labour.  London:  Zed.

---        1988.  The New International Labour Studies:  An Introduction.  London:  Zed.

 

Munck, Ronaldo and Peter Waterman, eds.  1999.  Labor Worldwide in the Era of Globalization:  Alternative Union Models in the New World Order.  New York:  St. Martin's.

 

Murray, Gregor, Christian Levesque, Nicolas Roby, and Stephane Lequeux.  1999.  “Isolation or Integration?  The Relationship Between Local and National Union in the Context of Globalization” in Jeremy Waddington, ed.  Globalization and Patterns of Labour Resistance.  London: Mansell.

 

Nash, June and Patricia Fernandez-Kelly.  1983.  Women, Men, and the New International Division of Labor.  New York:  SUNY Press.

 

Nepstad, Sharon Erickson.  2007.  “Oppositional Consciousness Among the Privileged:  Remaking Religion in the Central America Solidarity Movement.”  Critical Sociology, Vol. 33: 661-688.

 

Nissen, Bruce.  1999.  "Alliances Across the Border:  US Labor in the Era of Globalization."  Working USA, Vol. 3, No. 1, May-June: 43-55.

 

Nissen, Bruce, ed.  2002. Unions in a Globalized Environment:  Changing Borders, Organizational Boundaries, and Social Roles.  Armonic, NY and London: Praeger.

 

Onasuch, Bill.  2003.  “US Labor Against the War,” October 31.  Posted on Z Magazine web site at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=19&itemID=4431.

 

Panitch, Leo and Colin Leys, eds.  2000.  Working Classes, Global Realities:  Socialist Register, 2001.  London:  The Merlin Press.

 

Pearson, R. and G. Seyfang.  2001.  “New Hope or False Dawn?  Voluntary Codes of Conduct, Labor Regulation, and Social Policy in a Globalizing World.”  Global Social Policy, Vol. 1, No. 1: 49-78.

 

Piven, Francis Fox and Richard Cloward.  2000.  “Power Repertoires and Globalization.”  Politics and Society, Vol. 28, No. 3: 413-430.

 

Prashad, Monica, Howard Kimeldorf, Rachel Meyer and Ian Robinson.  2004.  “Consumers of the World Unite:  A Market-based Response to Sweatshops.”  LSJ, Vol. 29, No. 3: 57-80.

 

Press, Mike and Don Thomson, eds.  Solidarity for Survival:  The Don Thomson Reader.  Nottingham:  Spokesman.

 

Ricker, Thomas.  2001.  Boomerangs, Batering-rams, and Sustainable Solidarity:  Transnational Advocacy Networks and the Struggle for Workers’ Rights in Nicaragua’s Maquila Industry.  College Park:  University of Maryland, Department of Government and Politics.

 

Ricker, Tom and Dale W. Wimberley.  2003.  “Transnational Advocacy Networking:  Labor Rights Movements and Nicaragua’s Maquilas, 2000-2001” in Wilma A. Dunaway, ed., Emerging Issues in the 21st Century World System.  Westport, CT:  Praeger.

 

Riisgaar, L.  2005.  “International Framework Agreements:  A New Model for Securing Workers Rights?”  Industrial Relations, Vol. 44, No. 4: 707-736.

 

Robinson, Ian.  1994.  “NAFTA, Social Unionism and Labour Movement Power in Canada and the United State.”  Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations, Vol. 49, No. 4: 657-695.

 

Robinson, William I.  2004.  A Theory of Global Capitalism:  Production, Class and State in a Transnational World.  Baltimore:  Johns Hopkins University Press.

 

Rodriquez-Garavito, C.A.  2005.  “Global Governance and Labor Rights:  Codes of Conduct and Anti-sweatshop Struggles in Global Apparel Factories in Mexico and Guatemala.”  Politics and Society, Vol. 33, No. 2: 203-233.

 

Rosen, Ellen.  2002.  Making Sweatshops:  The Globalization of the US Apparel Industry.  Berkeley and Los Angeles:  University of California Press.

 

Ross, Andrew, ed.  1997.  No Sweat Fashion, Free Trade and the Rights of Garment Workers.  NY:  Verso.

 

Ross, Robert J.S.

---        2006.  “A Tale of Two Factories:  Successful Resistance to Sweatshops and the Limits of Firefighting.”  LSJ, Vol. 30, No. 4: 65-85.

---        2004.  Slaves to Fashion:  Poverty and Abuse in the New Sweatshops.  Ann Arbor:  University of Michigan Press.

 

Ross, Robert J.S. and Kent Trachte.  1990.  Global Capitalism:  The New Leviathan.  Albany:  SUNY Press.

 

Russo, John.  1999.  “Strategic Campaigns and International Collective Bargaining:  The Case of the IBT, FIET, and Royal Ahold NV.”  LSJ, Vol. 24, No. 3: 23-37.

 

Schmidt, Verena, ed.  2007.  Trade Union Responses to Globalization.  Geneva:  International Labor Office.

 

Scipes, Kim. 

---        2004.  “Book Review:  Hidden Knowledge:  Organized Labor and the Information Age by D.W. Livingstone and Peter H. Sawchuk.” Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 29, No.3, Fall: 119-120.

---        2003.  “US Labor Against the War,” October 28.  Posted on the Z Magazine web site at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=19&itemID=4416.

---        2001.  “Social Movement Unionism:  Can We Apply the Theoretical Conceptualization to the New Unions in South Africa--And Beyond?”  [Posted on-line in English on LabourNet Germany on March 26 at www.labournet.de/diskussion/gewerkschaft/smuandsa.html].

---        2000.  “Communicating Labor Internationalism:  The KMU's International Solidarity Affair'."  January 3.  www.antenna.nl/~waterman/scipes.html.  [This site, created and maintained by Peter Waterman, is known as "The Global Solidarity Dialogue" Site, and features "Analysis, Theory and Strategy "toward building global solidarity."]

---        1996a.  “Organization in Bataan” [focusing on labor organizing within the Bataan Export Processing Zone] in Scipes, 1996b: 159-180.

---        1996b.  KMU:  Building Genuine Trade Unionism in the Philippines, 1980-1994.  Quezon City, Metro Manila:  New Day Publishers.  (Available from http://www.kabayancentral.com/book/newday/mb1009609.html.)

---        1992b.  “Understanding the New Labor Movements in the 'Third World':  The Emergence of Social Movement Unionism.”  Critical Sociology, Vol. 19, No. 2: 81-101.   [Posted on-line in English by LabourNet Germany at www.labournet.de/diskussion/gewerkschaft/smu/The_New_Unions_Crit_Soc.htm.

---        1992a.  “Social Movement Unionism and the Kilusang Mayo Uno.”  Kasarinlan [Third World Studies Center, University of the Philippines], Vol. 7, Nos. 2-3 (4th Qtr. 1991-1st Qtr. 1992): 121-162.  [Posted on-line in English by LabourNet Germany at www.labournet.de/diskussion/gewerkschaft/smu/smuks_ka.pdf.]

---        1988.  “Building the New Shop Floor Internationalism."  Workers' Democracy, No. 26: 8-15.     

---        1985.  “San Francisco Longshoremen:  'When that ship came in, we were ready'.” International Labour Reports [Manchester, England], No. 9, May-June: 12-13.

 

Seidman, Gay.  2004.  “Deflated Citizenship:  Labor Rights in a Global Era” in A. Brysk and G. Shafir, eds., People Out of Place:  Globalization, Human Rights, and the Citizenship Gap.  New York and London:  Routledge.

 

Smith, Christian.  1996.  Resisting Reagan:  The US Central America Peace Movement.  Chicago:  University of Chicago Press.

Smith, Jackie and Hank Johnston, eds.  2000.  Globalization and Resistance:  Transnational Dimensions of Social Movements.  Lanham, MD:  Towman and Littlefield.

Southall, Roger.  1995.  Imperialism or Solidarity?  International Labour and the South African Trade Unions.  Capetown:  University of Capetown Press.

Southall, Roger, ed.  1988.  Trade Unions in the New Industrialization of the Third World.  London:  Zed.

Starr, Amory.  2000.  Naming the Enemy:  Anti-corporate Movements Confront Globalization.  London:  Zed.

 

Stevis, Dimetris and Terry Boswell.

---        2008.  Globalization and Labor:  Democratizing Global Governance.  Lanham, MD:  Rowman and Littlefield.

---        2007.  “International Framework Agreements:  Opportunities and Challenges for Global Unionism” in K. Bronfenbrenner, ed., Global Unions:  Challenging Transnational Capital Through Cross-border Campaigns.  Ithaca, NY:  ILR Press.

 

Streek, Wolfgang.  1998.  “The Internationalization of Industrial Relations in Europe.”  Politics and Society, Vol. 26, No. 4: 429-459.

Stillerman, Joel.  2003.  "Transnational Activist Networks and the Emergence of Labor Internationalism in the NAFTA Countries."   Social Science History, Vol. 27, No. 4, Winter:  577-601.

Sukarieh, Mayssoun and Stuart Tannock.  2010.  “The American Federation of Teachers in the Middle East:  Teacher Training as Labor Imperialism.” Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 35, No. 2: 181-197.

Swyngedouw, E.  1997.  “Neither Global nor Local:  ‘Glocalisation’ and the Politics of Scale” in K. Cox, ed.:  137-166.

Tarrow, Sidney.  2005.  The New Transnational Activism.

Thomas, J.  2000.  The Battle in Seattle:  The Story Behind and Beyond the WTO Demonstration.  Golden, CO;  Fulcrum.

Thomas, Mark J.  2011.  “Global Industrial Relations?  Framework Agreements and the Regulation of International Labor Standards.” LSJ, Vol. 36, No. 2: 269-287.

Townsend, Chris.  2007.  "Trade Unions Respond to US Attack on Japanese Workers."  MR Zine, April 21.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/townsend210407.html.

 

Trubek, D., J. Mosher, and J.S. Rothstein.  2000.  “Transnationalism in the Regulation of Labor Relations:  International Regimes and Transnational Advocacy Networks.”  Law and Social Inquiry, Vol. 25, No. 4: 1187-1211.

 

Turnbull, Peter. 2006.  “The War on Europe’s Waterfront—Repertoires of Power in the Port Transport Industry.”  British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 44, No. 2: 305-326.

 

Waddington, J., ed.  1999.  Globalization:  Patterns of Labour Resistance.  London:  Mansell.

 

Waterman, Peter. 

---        2007.  "Towards a Global Labor Charter Movement--Starting with the World Social Forum 2007!"  MR Zine, July 10.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/waterman100707.html.

---        2005.  "Talking Across Difference in an Interconnected World of Labor" in Bandy and Smith: 141-162.

---        2001.  "Trade Union Internationalism in the Age of Seattle."  Antipode, Vol. 33, No. 3: 312-336 .

---        1999. Globalization, Social Movements and the New Internationalisms.  Washington, D.C.: Mansell.

 

Waterman, Peter and Jane Wills.  2001.  "Space, Place and the New Labour Internationalism:  Beyond the Fragments."  Antipode, Vol. 33, No. 3: 305-311.

 

Weil, David and Carlos Mallo.  2007.  “Regulating Labor Standards via Supply Chains:  Combining Public/Private Interventions to Improve Workplace Compliance.”  British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 45, No. 4: 791-814.

 

Wells, D.

---        2007.  “Too Weak for the Job:  Corporate Codes of Conduct, Non-governmental Organizations, and the Regulation of International Labor Standards.”  Global Social Policy, Vol. 7, No. 1: 51-74.

---        2006.  “’Best Practice” in the Regulation of International Labor Standards:  Lessons of the US-Cambodia Textile Agreement.”  Industrial Relations, Vol. 27:  357-376.

---        2004.  “How Credible are Corporate Labor Codes?  Monitoring Global Production Chains” in J. Stanford and L.F. Vosko, eds., Challenging the Market:  The Struggle to Regulate Work and Income.  Montreal:  McGill-Queen’s University Press.

 

 Williams, Heather L.  2003.  "Of Labor Tragedy and Legal Farce:  The Han Young Factory Struggle in Tijuana, Mexico."   Social Science History, Vol. 27, No. 4, Winter:  525-550.

 

Wills, Jane.  2002.  “Bargaining for the Space to Organize in the Global Economy:  A Review of the Accor-IU Trade Union Rights Agreement.”  Review of International Political Economy, Vol. 9, No. 4: 675-700.

 

Wimberly, Dale W.  2009.  “Setting the Stage for Cross-border Solidarity:  Movement Spillover and Early Mobilization in the Nicaragua Labor Rights Campaign.”  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 34, No. 3: 318-338.

 

Wright, Melissa. 1997. "Crossing the Factory Frontier: Gender, Place and Power in the Mexican Maquiladora." Antipode, Vol. 29, No. 3: 278-302.

 

Yaghmaian, B.  2002.  “The Political Economy of Global Accumulation and its Emerging Mode of Regulation” in B. Berberoglu, ed.  Labor and Capital in the Age of Globalization.  Lanham, MD:  Rowman and Littlefield.

 

 

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Labor Communications

Fones-Wolf, Elizabeth.  2006.  Waves of Opposition:  Labor and the Struggle for Democratic Radio.  Urbana and Chicago:  University of Illinois Press.

 

Jamieson, Rebecca.  2005.  "The Workers Independent News--The New Face of Labor Media."  Working USA, Vol. 8: 483-498.

 

Kelber, Harry.  2007.  "An 8-Count Indictment of the Labor Media."  Labor Voices III Conference, April 26-28.  On-line at www.laboreducator.org/indictment2.htm.

 

Kling, Howard.  2003.  "Organizing Media: Toward a National Labor Communications Strategy."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 27, No. 4, Winter: 26-36.

 

Lee, Martin A. and Norman Solomon.  1991.  Unreliable Sources:  A Guide to Detecting Bias in News Media.  New York:  Carol Publishing.

 

Mort, Jo-Ann. 

---        1992.  "How the Media Cover Labor:  The Story That's Not Being Told."  Dissent, 39: 81-85.

---        1988.  "Finding a Voice:  The AFL-CIO Communicates," in Mort, ed. 1988: 43-54.

 

 

Pizzigatti, Sam.  2003.  "Communicating in Corporate America's America."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 27, No. 4, Winter: 17-25.

 

Puette, William.  1992.  Through Jaundiced Eyes:  How the Media View Organized Labor.  Ithaca:  ILR Press.

 

Ryan, Charlotte. 

---        2004. "It takes a Movement to Raise an Issue: Media Lessons from the 1997 UPS Strike."  Critical Sociology, Vol.30, No. 2: 483-511.

---        1991.  Prime Time Activism:  Media Strategies for Grassroots Organizing.  Boston:  South End.

 

Tasini, Jonathan.  1990.  "Lost in the Margins:  Labor and the Media."  Extra!  Summer: 2-11.

 

 

Labor Democracy

 

Benson, Herman. 

---        1999.  "A Rising Tide of Union Democracy" in Tillman and Cummins, eds.: 27-47.

---        2002.  “Strengthening Democracy in Unions.”  Working USA, Vol. 5, No. 4, Spring: 71-83.

---        2004.  Rebels, Reformers and Racketeers:  How Insurgents Transformed the Labor Movement.  New York:  Association for Union Democracy.

 

Bernard, Elaine.  1998.  "Creating Democratic Communities in the Workplace" in Mantsios, ed.: 4-15.

 

Downs, Peter.  1999.  "Unsung Heroes of Union Democracy:  Rank and File Organizers" in Tillman and Cummings, eds.: 117-136.

 

Early, Steve.  2009.  "And Who Decides the Fate of UHW?"  Counterpunch, January 6.  On-line at www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/20171.

 

Fletcher, Bill, Jr.   1998.  “Whose Democracy?  Organized Labor and Member Control” in Mantsios, ed.: 16-23.

 

Gruelle, Martha and Mike Parker.  1999.  Democracy Is Power:  Rebuilding Unions from the Bottom Up.  Detroit:  Labor Notes.

 

Pringle, Paul.  2009.  SEIU Borrows Business' Anti-union Tactics to Fend Off a Rival."  Los Angeles Times, June 24.  On-line at www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-union24-2009jun24,0,2654848,full.story.

 

Sharpe, Teresa.  2004.  “Union Democracy and Successful Campaigns:  The Dynamics of Staff Authority and Worker Participation in an Organizing Union" in Milkman and Voss, eds.: 62-87.

 

 

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Labor Education

 

Bussell, Robert.  2002.  "Fostering Critical Thinking About Contemporary Social and Political Issues:  A Labor Ed Experiment."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 27, No. 2, Summer: 85-90.

 

Delp, Linda, Miranda Outman-Kramer, Susan J. Schurman, and Kent Wong.  2002.  Teaching for Change:  Popular Education and the Labor Movement.  Los Angeles:  UCLA Center for Labor Research.

 

Gottfried, Heidi.  2002.  "New Directions, Old Approaches:  Labor Studies at the Crossroads."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 27, No. 2, Summer: 1-6.

 

Livingstone, D.W. and Peter H. Sawchuk.  2003.  Hidden Knowledge:  Organized Labor and the Information Age.  NEED DETAILS

 

Mauer, Michael.  2004.  The Union Members' Complete Guide.  Annapolis, MD:  Union Communications Services (on-line at http://unionist.com/membersbook.htm).

 

Meiksins, Peter.  2002.  "Whither Labor Studies?  Lessons from Two Recent Studies."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 27, No. 21, Spring: 7-20.

 

Nissen, Bruce.  2002.  "The Role of Labor Education in Transforming a Union Toward Organizing Immigrants:  A Case Study."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 27, No. 1, Spring: 109-128.

 

Scipes, Kim.  2004.  “Book Review:  Hidden Knowledge:  Organized Labor and the Information Age by D.W. Livingstone and Peter H. Sawchuk.” Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 29, No.3, Fall: 119-120.

 

Slott, Michael.  2002.  "The Relevance of Critical Postmodernism for Emancipatory Labor Education:  An Assessment."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 26, No. 4, Winter: 51-70.

 

Spencer, Bruce, ed.  2002.  Unions and Learning in a Global Economy:  International and Comparative Perspectives.  Toronto:  Thompson Educational Publishing, Inc.

 

 

Labor History

 

Barnard, John.  2004.  American Vanguard:  The United Auto Workers During the Reuther Years, 1935-1970.  Detroit:  Wayne State University Press.

 

Boyer, Richard O. and Herbert M. Morais.  1955/1997.  Labor's Untold Story:  The Adventure Story of the Battles and Victories of American Working Men and Women, 3rd Edition.  Pittsburgh:  United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE).

 

Brenner, Aaron, Robert Brenner and Cal Winslow, eds.  2010.  Rebel Rank and File:  Labor Militancy and Revolt from Below During the Long 1970s.  NY:  Verso.

 

Brody, David.  1987.  “The Origins of Modern Steel Unionism:  The SWOC Era” in Paul F. Clark, Peter Gottlieb and Donald Kennedy, eds., Forging a Union of Steel:  Philip Murray, SWOC, and the United Steelworkers.  Ithaca, NY: ILR Press.: 13-29.

 

Cobble, Dorothy Sue.  2004.  The Other Women's Movement: Workplace Justice and Social Rights in Modern America.  Princeton and Oxford:  Princeton University Press.

 

Early, Steve.  2009.  Embedded with Organized Labor.  NY:  Monthly Review.

 

Emspak, Frank.  1984.  "The Breakup of the CIO."  Political Power and Social Theory, Vol. 4: 101-139.

 

Kimeldorf, Howard.

---         1999.  Battling for American Labor  Wobblies, Craft Workers, and the Making of the Union Movement.  Berkeley and Los Angeles:  University of California Press.

---        1988.  Reds or Rackets?  The Making of Radical and Conservative Unions on the Waterfront.  Berkeley and Los Angeles:  University of California Press.

---      

 

Lynd, Staughton. 1983.  “The Possibility of Radicalism in the Early 1930s:  The Case of Steel” in James Green, ed., Workers’ Struggles, Past and Present:  A 'Radical America' Reader.  Philadelphia:  Temple University Press: 190-208.

 

Lynd, Staughton, ed.  1996.  “We Are All Leaders”: The Alternative Unionism of the Early 1930s.  Urbana and Chicago:  University of Illinois Press.

 

Milkman, Ruth.  1987.  Gender at Work:  The Dynamics of Job Segregation by Sex During World War II.  Urbana and Chicago:  University of Illinois Press.

 

Moody, Kim.  1988.  An Injury to All:  The Decline of American Unionism.  New York:  Verso.

 

Morolo, Priscilla and A.B. Chitty.  2001.  From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend:  A Short, Illustrated History of Labor in the United States.  Illustrations by Joe Sacco.  New York:  The New Press.

 

Rachleff, Peter. 1996.  "Organizing ‘Wall to Wall' :  The Independent Union of All Workers, 1933-37” in Lynd, ed.: 51-71.

 

Stepan-Norris, Judith and Maurice Zeitlin.  2003.  Left Out:  Reds and America’s Industrial Unions.  Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press.

 

Stromquist, Shelton and Marvin Bergman, eds.  1997.  Unionizing the Jungles:  Labor and Community in the Twentieth-Century Meatpacking Industry.  Iowa City:  University of Iowa Press.

 

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Labor Organizing

 

Albo, Greg.  2007.  "Income Inequalities, Living Wages, and Union Organizing."  MR Zine, March 15.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/albo150307.html.  (Recommended link:  Kim Scipes, "Neo-Liberal Economic Policies in the United States:  The Impact on American Workers."  Z Net, February 2, 2007. www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?itemID=12018.)

 

Arat-Koc, Sedef, Aparna Sundar, and Bryan Evans.  2007.  "Hotel Workers Lead the Struggle to 'Upgrade' the Service Economy."  MR Zine, March 15.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/ase150307.html.

 

Bensinger, Richard. 

---       1991.  "Committed to Organizing:  An Interview with Richard Bensinger."  Labor Research Review, Vol. 18: 82-91.

---        1998.  "When We Try More, We Win More:  Organizing the New Workforce" in Mort, ed.: 27-42.

 

Brodkin, Karen and Cynthia Strathman.  2004.  "The Struggle for Hearts and Minds:  Organization, Ideology, and Emotion."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 29, No. 3, Fall: 1-24.

 

Bronfenbrenner, Kate.  2002.  "The American Labor Movement and the Resurgence in Union Organizing" in Peter Fairbrother and C. Yates, eds., Trade Union Renewal and Organizing:  A Comparative Study of Trade Union Movements in Five Countries.  London: Cassel Academic/Mansell Imprint.

Bronfenbrenner, Kate, Sheldon Friedman, Richard W. Hurd, Rudolph A. Oswald, and Ronald L. Seeber, eds.  1998.  Organizing to Win:  New Research on Union Strategies.  Ithaca and London:  Cornell University Press.

 

Bronfenbrenner, Kate and Robert Hickey.  2004.  "Changing to Organize:  A National Assessment of Union Strategies" in Milkman and Voss, eds.: 1-16.

 

Cohen, Larry and Richard W. Hurd.  1993.  “Fear, Conflict and Union Organizing” in Bronfenbrenner, et. al., eds.: 181-196.

 

Cornfield, Dan, Holly McCammon, Darren McDaniel, and Dean Eatman.  1998.  "In the Community or in the Union?  The Impact of Community Involvement on Nonunion Worker Attitudes About Unionizing" in Bronfenbrenner, et. al., eds.: 247-258.

 

Delgado, Hector.  2000.  “The Los Angeles Manufacturing Action Project:  An Opportunity Squandered?” in Milkman, ed.: 225-238.

 

Delp, Linda and Katie Quan.  2002.  “Homecare Worker Organizing in California:  An Analysis of a Successful Strategy.”  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 27, No. 1, Spring: 1-23.

 

Dreiling, Michael and Ian Robinson.  1998.  “Union Responses to NAFTA in the US and Canada:  Explaining Intra- and International Variation.”  Mobilization, Vol. 3, No. 1, October: 163-184.

 

Early, Steve.

---        1996.  “New Organizing Should Be Membership-based.”  Labor Notes, #205: 12.

---        1998.  “Membership-Based Organizing” in Mantsios, ed.: 82-103.

 

Early, Steve and Larry Cohen.  1994.  “Jobs with Justice:  Building a Broad-based Movement for Workers’ Rights.”  Social Policy: 7-18.

 

Feekin, Lynn and Marcus Widenor.  2003.  “Helping New Organizers Survive and Thrive in the Field:  The Essential Role of Training and Mentoring.”  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 28, No. 3, Fall: 63-84.

 

Felner, Kim.  1991.  “Time for an Organizers Association:  An Overhaul for the Long Haul.”  Labor Research Review, Vol. 18: 92-103.

 

Fine, Janice.  1998.  “Moving Innovation from the Margins to the Center” in Mantsios, ed.: 119-145.

 

Foerster, Amy.  2003.  “Labor's Youth Brigade:  What Can the Organizing Institute and Its Graduates Tell Us About the Future of Organized Labor?”  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 28, No. 3, Fall: 1-31.

 

Ganz, Marshall. 2000.  “Resources and Resourcefulness:  Strategic Capacity in the Unionization of California Agriculture, 1959-1966."  American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 105, No. 4: 1003-1062.

 

Howley, John.  1990.  “Justice for Janitors:  The Challenge of Organizing Contract Services.”  Labor Research Review, Vol. 15: 61-75.

 

Juravich, Tom and Kate Bronfenbrenner. 1998.  “Preparing for the Worst:  Organizing and Staying Organized in the Public Sector” in Bronfenbrenner, et. al., eds.: 263-282.

 

Lerner, Stephen.  1998.  "Take the Offensive:  Turning the Tide" in Mantsios, ed.: 69-81.

 

Milkman, Ruth and Kim Voss, eds.  2004.  Rebuilding Labor:  Organizing and Organizers in the New Union Movement.  Ithaca and London:  Cornell University Press.

 

Nissen, Bruce.  1998.  "Utilizing the Membership to Organize the Unorganized" in Bronfenbrenner, et. al., eds.: 135-149.

 

Rooks, Daisy. 

---        2003.  “The Cowboy Mentality:  Organizers and Occupational Commitment in the New Labor Movement.”  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 28, No. 3, Fall: 33-62.

---        2004.  “Sticking It Out or Packing It In?  Organizer Retention in the New Labor Movement” in Milkman and Voss, eds.: 195-224.

 

Rudy, Preston.  2004.  “Justice for Janitors' , Not 'Compensation for Custodians':  The Political Context and Organizing in San Jose and Sacramento" in Milkman and Voss, eds.: 133-149.

 

Savage, Lydia A.  1998.  “Geographies of Organizing:  Justice for Janitors in Los Angeles” in Anthony Herod, ed., Organizing the Landscape:  Geographical Perspectives on Labor Unionism.  Minneapolis:  University of Minnesota Press: 225-252.

 

Schiacchitano, Katherine.  1998.  “Finding the Community in the Union and the Union in the Community:  The First Contract Campaign at Steeltech” in Bronfenbrenner, et. al., eds.: 150-163.

 

Sharpe, Teresa.  2004.  “Union Democracy and Successful Campaigns:  The Dynamics of Staff Authority and Worker Participation in an Organizing Union” in Milkman and Voss, eds.: 62-87.

 

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Labor Revitalization

 

Adams, Larry.  1998.  "Transforming Unions and Building a Movement" in Mantsios, ed.: 202-215.

 

Aronowitz, Stanley.  2001.  “Labor on Trial: Assessing Sweeney's Record.” Working USA, Vol. 5, No. 2, Fall: 10-31.

 

Bacon, David.  2005.  "Change Direction Or Die."  Truthout, March 2.  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=41&itemID=7348.

 

Beasley, Noel.  1998.  "On the Front Lines:  The Labor Movement Around the Country" in Mort, ed.:  213-222.

 

Borgers, Frank. 1996. "The Challenges of Economic Globalization for US Labor."  Critical Sociology, Vol. 22, No. 2: 67-88.

 

Brecher, Jeremy and Tim Costello.  1999.  "A 'New Labor Movement' in the Shell of the Old?" in Tillman and Cummings, eds.: 9-26.

 

Brecher, Jeremy, Tim Costello and Brendan Smith.  2008.  "How Green Is Your Collar?"  The Nation, April 7.  On-line at www.thenation.com/doc/20080407/brecher_et_al.

 

Brenner, Mark. 

---        2007.  "Across Many Unions, Bloated Salaries Limit Organizing Budgets, Leave Members Cynical."  MR Zine, February 2.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreveiw.org/brenner020207.html.

---        2007.  "California Deal Left Members Out of Organizing, Bargaining; Service Employees End Nursing Home Partnership."  MR Zine, July 12.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/brenner120707.html.

 

Center for Labor Renewal.  2008.  "Eliminate Two-Tier Workplaces."  MR Zine, February 27.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/clr2008.html.

 

Cornfield, Daniel B.  and Bill Fletcher.  2001.  “The US Labor Movement:  Toward a Sociology of Labor Revitalization” in Ivar Berg and Arne L. Kelleberg, eds.,  Sourcebook of Labor Markets:  Evolving Structures and Processes.  New York:  Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers: 61-82.

 

Cornfield, Daniel B. and Holly J. McCammon.  2003.  “Revitalizing Labor:  Global Perspectives and a Research Agenda” in Cornfield and McCammon, eds.: 1-20.

 

Cornfield, Daniel B. and Holly J. McCammon, eds., “Labor Revitalization:  Global Perspectives and New Initiatives.”  Research in the Sociology of Work, Vol. 11.  Amsterdam:  Elsevier/JAI.

 

Dean, Amy.  1998.  “The Road to Union City:  Building the American Labor Movement City by City” in Mort, ed.: 157-166.

 

Dean, Amy B. and David B. Reynolds.  2009.  A New New Deal:  How Regional Activism Will Reshape the American Labor Movement.  Ithaca and London:  Cornell University Press.

 

Early, Steve. 

---        2002  .  “Review of Three Strikes:  Labor's Heartland Losses and What They Mean for Working Americans by Stephen Franklin, and Three Strikes:  Miners, Musicians, Salesgirls, and the Fighting Spirit of Labor's Last Century by Howard Zinn, Dana Frank, and Robin D.G. Kelley.”  Working USA, Vol. 5, No. 4, Spring: 157-164.

---        2006.  "Is the Strike Dead?  Not According to Bob Schwartz...."  MRZine, January 1.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/early010106.html.

---        2008.  "Remaking Labor--From the Top-Down?  Bottom-Up? or Both?"  Portside, February 25.  On-line at www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/16616.  [A review of Ruth Milkman's L.A. Story:  Immigrant Workers and the Future of the US Labor Movement, and Kim Moody's US Labor in Trouble and Transition:  The Failure of Reform from Above and the Promise of Revival from Below.]

---        2009.  "And Who Decides the Fate of UHW?"  Counterpunch, January 6.  On-line at www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/20171.

 

Early, Steve and Rand Wilson.  2012.  "Back to the Future:  Union Survival Strategies in Open Shop America."  Z Net, April 17.  On-line at www.zcommunications.org/contents/185839/print.

 

Eisenscher, Michael.

---        1999a.  "Critical Juncture:  Unionism at the Crossroads” in Nissen, ed.: 217-245.

---        1999b.  "Labor:  Turning the Corner Will Take More than Mobilization" in Tillman and Cummings, eds.

---        1999c.  "Leadership Development and Organizing:  For What Kind of Union?"  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 24, No. 2.

---        2001.  (with Mike Miller).  "Renewing Labor:  A Report from the Field."  Working USA, Vol. 5, No. 2, Fall: 131-154.

---        2002.  “Is the Secret to Labor's Future in Its Past?"  Working USA, Vol. 5, No. 4, Spring: 95-122. 

 

Erem, Suzan.  2001.  Labor Pains:  Inside America's New Union Movement.  New York:  Monthly Review.

 

Evans, Mark.  2008.  "Knowledge, Vision and Strategy for Trade Union Revitalisation."  Z Net, March 25.  On-line at http://www.zcommunications.org/znet/viewArticle/16966.

 

Fine, Janice.  1998.  "Moving Innovation from the Margins to Center" in Mantsios, ed.: 119-146.

 

Fitch, Robert.  2006.  Solidarity for Sale:  How Corruption Destroyed the Labor Movement and Undermined America's Promise.  New York:  Monthly Review Pres.

 

Fletcher, Bill, Jr. 

---        2005.  "Debate Over Future of the AFL-CIO:  More Heat Than Light."  ZNet, June 7.  (On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionid=19&itemid=8022.)

---        2007.  "Choices for Black Labor."  Black Commentator, June 23.  On-line at http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=19&ItemID=13132.

---        2007.  "Another Take on the GM/UAW Settlement."  Z Net, October 1.  On-line at www.zmag.org/sustainers/content/2007-10/01fletcher.cfm.

 

Fletcher, Bill, Jr. and Fernando Gapasin.  2008.  Solidarity Divided:  The Crisis in Organized Labor and A New Path Toward Social Justice.  Berkeley and Los Angeles:  University of California Press.  (See review below by Kim Scipes, 2008, at http://www.zcommunications.org/contents/1156/print.)

 

Fletcher, Bill, Jr. and Richard W. Hurd. 

---        1998.  "Beyond the Organizing Model:  The Transformation Process in Local Unions” in Bronfenbrenner, et. al.: 37-53..

---        1999.  "Political Will, Local Union Transformation, and the Organizing Imperative” in Nissen, ed.: 191-216.

---        2000.  "Is Organizing Enough?  Race, Gender, and Union Culture."  New Labor Forum, Spring-Summer.  Posted at http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/newlaborforum/html/6_article2.htm

 

Franklin, Stephen.  2001. Three Strikes:  Labor’s Heartland Losses and What They Mean for Working Americans.  New York:  Guilford Press.

 

Gindin, Sam. 2012. "Sam Gindin on the Crisis in Labor: Interview transcript from Doug Henwood." June 18.  On-line at http://lbo-news.com/2012/06/18/sam-gindin-on-the-crisis-in-labor.

 

Gonzales, Juan.  1998.  "Interview with John Sweeney" in Mort, ed.: 223-230.

 

Hawkins, Howie.  2006.  "Rebuilding the Labor Movement in the United States."  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=1&itemID=10887.

 

Herzenberg, Stephen.  2002.  "Reinventing the US Labour Movement, Inventing Postindustrial Prosperity:  A Progress Report" in Jose, ed.: 105-136.

 

Hirsch, Michael.  2008.  "Even More Than Militant Unions, US Needs a Working People's Movement," Authors Say" [a review of Solidarity Divided:  The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path Toward Social Justice by Bill Fletcher, Jr., and Fernando Gapasin].  Z Net, October 20.  On-line at www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/19173.

 

Hurd, Richard W.  1998.  "Contesting the Dinosaur Image:  The Labor Movement's Search for a Future."  Labor Studies Journal, Winter: 5-30.

 

Johnson, Paul.

---        “Organize for What?  The Resurgence of Labor as a Citizenship Movement” in Turner, Katz and Hurd, eds.: 27-58.

---        “Citizenship Movement Unionism:  For the Defense of Local Communities in the Global Age” in Nissen, ed., 2002: 236-263.

 

Johnson, William.  2007.  "SEIU Members Push Their Union to Change Its Position on Immigration."  MR Zine, January 4.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/johnson040107.html.

 

Kelber, Harry.

---        2005.  The Labor Educator.

---        2005.  "Why There's So Little Support or Interest in Stern-Hoffa's 'Change to Win Coalition'."  Labor Talk for June 22.  The Labor Educator..  (On-line at www.laboreducator.org/litsupport.htm.)

 

King, Brian.  2006.  "Gazing Into the Future:  Wal-Mart & the Unions."  MR Zine, October 17.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/king171006.html.

 

Kolodner, Meredith.  2007.  "Unions Mobilize Against War, Will Join Washington Rally."  MR Zine, January 26.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/kolodner260107.html.

 

Kurtz, Sharon.  2002.  Workplace Justice:  Organizing Multi-Identity Movements.  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

 

Kutalik, Chris.  2006.  "As Crisis Deepens:  Is a Comeback for Labor in the Cards?"  MRZine, April 19.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/kutalik190406.htm.

 

Lerner, Stephen.

---        1991.  "Let's Get Moving:  Labor's Survival Depends on Organizing Industry-Wide for Justice and Power."  Labor Research Review, Vol. 18: 1-15.

---        1998.  "Taking the Offensive, Turning the Tide" in Mantsios, ed.: 79-94.

---        2003.  "An Immodest Proposal:  A New Architecture for the House of Labor."  New Labor Forum, Vol. 12, No. 2: 9-30.  http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/newlaborforum/html/12_2article9.html>

 

Lopez, Steven Henry. 

---        2004.  Reorganizing the Rust Belt:  An Inside Study of the American Labor Movement.  Berkeley and Los Angeles:  University of California Press.

---        2004.  "Overcoming Legacies of Business Unionism:  Why Grassroots Organizing Tactics Succeed" in Milkman and Voss, eds.: 114-132.

 

Lynd, Staughton. 

---        1999.  "The Local Union: A Rediscovered Frontier" in Tillman and Cummings, eds.: 191-202.

---        2000.  "Waiting for Sweeney:  A Review of Paul Buhle's Taking Care of Business."  New Politics, Vol. 7, No. 4 (new series), #28, Winter.  On-line at www.wpunj.edu/newpol/issue28/lynd28.htm.

---        2002.  “Workers’ Democracy.” Working USA,

 

Mantsios, Gregory.  1998.  "What Does Labor Stand For?"  in Mantsios, ed.: 44-64.

 

McCartin, Joseph A.  2006.  "Debating Labor's Future:  Rights, Democracy, and the Framing of Organized Labor's Vision:  Looking Back and Moving Forward."  April 26.  [A paper, along with responses by Stewart Acuff, Dorothy Sue Cobble, Alice Kessler-Harris, and Nelson Lichtenstein, in a forum sponsored by the Labor and Working Class History Association/Organization of American Historians, and hosted by the AFL-CIO in Washington, DC.]  On-line at www.aflcio.org/aboutus/debatinglaborfuture.cfm.

 

Meyerson, Harold. 

---        1998.  "A Second Chance:  The New AFL-CIO and the Prospective Revival of American Labor" in Mort, ed.: 1-26.

---        2005.  "Labor's Civil War."  The American Prospect, May 25.  (On-line at www.prospect.org/web/pageww?section=root&name=viewweb&articleid=9771.

 

Milkman, Ruth.  2006.  "Organizing the Unorganizable:  The Unlikely Spark for a Rebirth of Labor."  Boston Review, September 29.  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=19&itemID=11074.

 

Milkman, Ruth.  2006.  L.A.  Story:  Immigrant Workers and the Future of the US Labor Movement.  New York:  Russell Sage.

 

Milkman, Ruth and Kim Voss, eds.  2004.  Rebuilding Labor:  Organizing and Organizers in the New Union Movement.  Ithaca and London:  Cornell University Press.

 

Miller, Jason.  2006.  "Loving Labor's Losses:  Whoredom is Optional."  September 16.  On-line at www.countercurrents.org/us-miller160906.htm.

 

Moberg, David. 

---        2005.  "Labor Splits Open."  The Nation, June 11.  (On-line at www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20050711&s=moberg.)

---        2007.  "Has the Change Led to Wins?  Not yet, but organizers from the seven unions that split from the AFL-CIO have big plans."  In These Times, October 24.  On-line at www.inthesetimes.com/main/print/3379.

 

Moody, Kim. 

---        1997.  "American Labor:  A Movement Again?”  Monthly Review, Vol. 49, No. 3, July-August:  63-79.

---        2008.  "Can 'Card-Check' Lead to Labor's Comeback?"  Labor Notes, October 30.  On-line at www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/19266.

 

Mort, Jo-Ann, ed.  1998.  Not Your Father's Union Movement:  Inside the AFL-CIO.  London and New York:  Verso.

 

Nack, David.  2006.  "Taking It to the States:  The Wisconsin Labor Initiative on Health Care."   Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 31, No. 1, Spring: 5-24.

 

Ness, Immanuel.  2006.  "The Rise of Migrant Worker Militancy:  Militant organizing by immigrants in New York City could show the way for a revitalized labor movement."  Dollars & Sense, October 9.  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=19&itemID=11154.

 

Nissen, Bruce. 

---        2003a.  "Alternative Strategic Directions for the US Labor Movement:  Recent Scholarship."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 28, No. 1, Spring: 133-155.

---        2003b.  "What Are Scholars Telling the US Labor Movement to Do?"  Labor History, Vol. 44, No. 2, May: 157-165.

 

Nissen, Bruce, ed.

---        1999.  Which Direction for Organized Labor?  Essays on Organizing, Outreach, and Internal Transformations.  Detroit:  Wayne State University Press.

---        2002.  Unions in a Globalized Environment:  Changing Borders, Organizational Boundaries, and Social Roles.  Armonk, NY and London:  M.E. Sharpe.

 

O’Brien, Robert.  2000.  "Workers and World Order:  The Tentative Transformation of the International Union Movement."  Review of International Studies, Vol. 26: 533-555.

 

Olney, Peter.

---        2002. "The Arithmetic of Decline and Some Proposals for Renewal." New Labor Forum, Vol. 10, Spring/Summer.  (Posted on-line at http://forbin.qc.edu/newlaborforum/html/10_article7.html.)

----       2004.  "May Day Speech:  May 1, 2004 at the Sacramento Labor Council."  Posted on the Z Magazine web site at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=15&ItemID=5523.

 

Reynolds, David.  2001-02.  “Unions Organize Around Economic Development.” Working USA, Vol. 5, No. 3, Winter: 9-16.

Ross, Stephanie.  2008.  "Social Unionism and Membership Participation:  What Role for Union Democracy?"  Studies in Political Economy, No. 81, Spring:  129-157.  On-line at http://spe.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/spe/article/view/4957/1861.

Sciacchitano, Katherine.  2000.  "Unions, Organizing and Democracy:  Living in One's Time, Building for the Future."  Dissent, Spring: 75-81.  (Posted on Z Magazine web site at www.zmag.org/dissent.htm.)

 

Scipes, Kim.

---        1987.  "Building a Socialist Labor Movement in the United States."  Workers' Democracy, No. 25, Fall: 3-7.

---        1988.  "Organizing Non-Hierarchical, Egalitarian Workplace Organizations."  Workers' Democracy, No. 29: 7-10.

---        1989.  "Uniting Workplace-Oriented Activists:  Local Alliances and a National Network."  Workers' Democracy, No. 32, Summer-Fall: 8-17.

---        1990.  "Learning from the KMU:  Alliance Building" in Don Fitz and David Roediger, editors, Within the Shell of the Old:  Essays on Workers' Self Organization.  Chicago:  Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company: 81-88.

---        2005.  "US Labor Leaders:  Missing in Action."  MRZine. September 14.  Posted on-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/scipes140905.html.

---        2005.  "Labor:  Eyeless in America."  MRZine, October 31.  Posted on-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/scipes311005.html.

---        2005.  "Labor:  Engaging the Community and Building Grassroots Legitimacy--A Report from Northwest Indiana."  MR Zine, November 25.  Posted on-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/scipes251105.html.

---        2005.  "Labor Rights:  If Unions Won't Fight for Them, Then What Good Are Unions?"  MR Zine, December 14.  Posted on-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/scipes141205.html.

---        2007.  "Neo-Liberal Economic Policies in the United States:  The Impact on American Workers."  Z Net, February 2.  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=19&itemID=12018.  Best read while listening to James McMurtry's "Can't Make It Here Any More" at http://www.soldiersofsolidarity.com/files/relatednewsandreports07/cantmakeithereanymore2507.html.

---        2008.  "Labor, Empire and Globalization:  An Extended Review of Solidarity Divided."  Z Net, December 27, 2008, 9pp.  On-line at http://www.zcommunications.org/contents/1156/print.

---        2012.  "A Look Back in the Mirror at the Wisconsin Uprising:  A Review Essay of It Started in Wisconsin:  Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Labor Protest, ed. by Mari Jo Buhle and Paul Buhle; Uprising:  How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street by John Nichols; and Wisconsin Uprising:  Labor Fights Back, ed. by Michael D. Yates."  Z Net, July 18.  On-line at www.zcommunications.org/contents/18744/print.

 

Sherman, Steven.  2008.  "Which Way Forward for Labor?  A Review of Solidarity Divided [by Bill Fletcher, Jr. and Fernando Gapasin]."  MR Zine, May 29.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/sherman290508.html.

 

Shniad, Sid.

---        2003.  "Restructuring Won't Happen Top-Down."  Labor Notes, July.  NEED URL

---        2006.  "Labor Media, Neoliberalism, and the Crisis in the Labor Movement."  Originally presented as a talk at LaborTech 2006 conference, November 18.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/shniad191106.html.

 

Shostak, Arthur B. 

---        2001.  “Tomorrow's CyberUnions:  A New Path to Renewal and Growth.” Working USA, Vol. 5, No. 2, Fall: 82-105.

---        2002.  The CyberUnion Handbook:  Transforming Labor Through Computer Technology.  NEED PUBLISHER.

 

Slaughter, Jane.  1999.  "The New AFL-CIO:  No Salvation for the Working Stiff" in Tillman and Cummings, eds.: 49-60.

 

Smith, Jim.  2002.  “The Corporatization of Unions."  Downloaded from the web on May 2.(www.lalabor.org/Corporatization_of_unions.html.)

 

Stern, Andy.  2006.  "SEIU Leader Andy Stern on 'Getting America Back on Track."  Democracy Now, October 6.  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=19&itemID=11128.

 

Swanson, David.  2004.  "Labor at the Crossroads," a report of the December 2nd and 3rd conference at the City University of New York on "The Future of Labor (Posted on the Z Magazine site at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?itemID=6839&sectionID=19.

 

Sweeney, John J.  1998.  "Afterwards" in Mort, ed.:  239-335

 

Tait, Vanessa.  2005.  Poor Workers' Unions:  Rebuilding Labor From Below.  Boston:  South End Press.

 

Tannock, Stuart.  2001.  Youth at Work:  The Unionized Fast-Food and Grocery Workplace.  Philadelphia:  Temple University Press.

 

Tillman, Ray M. and Michael S. Cummings.  19991.  "Conclusion:  Union Democracy and Social Unionism" in Tillman and Cummings, eds.: 267-274.

 

Tillman, Ray M. and Michael S. Cummings, eds.  1999.  The Transformation of U.S. Unions:  Voices, Visions, and Strategies from the Grassroots.  Boulder and New York:  Lynne Rienner, Publishers.

 

Tucker, Jerry.  2005.  "U.S. Labor in Crisis:  The Current Internal Debate and the Role of Democracy in Its Revitalization."  ZNet, March 21.  (Posted on-line at http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=15&itemID=7498).

 

Turner, Lowell. 

---        1998.  "Rank and File Participation in Organizing at Home and Abroad” in Bronfenbrenner, et. al., eds.: 123-134.

---        2003.  "Reviving the Labor Movement:  A Comparative Perspective” in Cornfield and McCammon, eds.: 23-58.

 

Turner, Lowell and Richard W. Hurd.  2001.  "Building Social Movement Unionism:  The Transformation of the American Labor Movement" in Turner, Katz and Hurd, eds.:  9-26.

 

Turner, Lowell, Harry C. Katz, and Richard W. Hurd, eds.  2001.  Rekindling the Movement:  Labor's Quest for Relevance in the 21st Century.  Ithaca and London:  Cornell University Press.

 

Turner, Lowell and Daniel B. Cornfield, eds.  2007.  Labor in the New Urban an Battlegrounds:  Local Solidarity in a Global Economy.  Ithaca and London:  Cornell University Press.

 

Uehlein, Joe.  2011.  "American Labor:  A Sustainable Path."  Z Net, September 5.  On-line at www.zcommunications.org/contents/181009/print.

 

Voos, Paula.  2000.  “Progressive Perspectives on Union Renewal."  Work and Occupations, Vol. 27, No. 2, May: 244-253.

 

Voss, Kim and Rachel Sherman.  2000.  "Breaking the Iron Law of Oligarchy:  Union Revitalization in the American Labor Movement."  American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 106, No. 2, September: 303-349.

 

Weinbaum, Eva.  1999.  "Organizing Labor in an Era of Contingent Work and Globalization” in Nissen, ed.: 37-58.

 

Wheeler, Hoyt N.  2002.  The Future of the American Labor Movement.  Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press.

 

Williams, Jane.  1999.  "Restructuring Labor's Identity:  The Justice for Janitors Campaign in Washington, D.C.” in Tillman and Cummings, eds.: 203-217.

 

Wilton, Robert D. and Cynthia Cranford.  2002.  "Toward an Understanding of Spatiality of Social Movements:  Labor Organizing at a Private University in Los Angeles."  Social Problems, Vol. 49, No. 3, August: 374-394.

 

Wilson, Gretchen, and Mike Blain.  2001.  “Organizing in the New Economy:  The Amazon.com Campaign.” Working USA, Vol. 5, No. 2, Fall: 32-58.

 

Wood, Ellen Meiksins, Peter Meiksins and Michael Yates, eds.  1997.  “Rising from the Ashes?  Labor in the Age of Global Capitalism.”  Monthly Review, Vol. 49, No. 3, July-August.

 

Yates, Michael.  2006.  "What's the Matter with US Organized Labor:  An Interview with Robert Fitch."  MRZine, March 30.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/yates303006.htm.

 

Zullo, Roland.  2004.  "In-Sourcing as a Strategy for Reclaiming Union Work."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 29, No. 1, Spring: 91-108.

 

TO SUBJECT LISTINGS

 

 

Labor Theory

 

Schiavone, Michael.  2006.  "Social Movement Unionism and the UE."  FJHP, Vol. 23.  On-line at www.ssn.flinders.edu.au/spis/journals/MichaelSchiavone.pdf.

 

Scipes, Kim.  2008.  "Wage Labor."  The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World, edited by Peter N. Stearns.  New York and Oxford:  Oxford University Press, Vol. 7: 521-524.

 

  

Race

 

Arnesen, Eric.

---        1998.  “Up From Exclusion:  Black and White Workers, Race, and the State of Labor History.”  Reviews in American History, Vol. 26: 146-174.

---        1999.  "Symposium on Halpern and Horowitz:  Packinghouse Unionism--Race, Party and Packinghouse Exceptionalism."  Labor History, Vol. 40, No. 2: 207-235.

 

Bates, Beth Tompkins.  2001.  Pullman Porters and the Rise of Protest Politics in Black America, 1925-1945.  Chapel Hill and London:  University of North Carolina Press.

 

Chen, May and Kent Wong.  1988.  “The Challenge of Diversity and Inclusion in the AFL-CIO” in Mantsios, ed.: 185-201.

 

Cole, Luke W. and Sheila R. Foster.  2001.  From the Ground Up: Environmental Racism and the Rise of the Environmental Justice Movement.  New York:  New York University Press.

 

Epstein, Barbara.  1997.  “The Environmental Justice/Toxics Movement:  Politics of Race and Gender.”  Capital, Nature, Socialism, Vol. 8, No. 3: 63-88.

 

Fletcher, Bill.  2007.  "Choices for Black Labor."  Black Commentator, June 23.  On-line at http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=19&ItemID=13132.

 

Garcia, Matt.  2001.  A World of Its Own: Race, Labor, and Citrus in the Making of Greater Los Angeles, 1900-1970.  Chapel Hill and London:  University of North Carolina Press.

 

Goldfield, Michael. 

---        1995.  "Was There a Golden Age of the CIO?  Race, Solidarity and Union Growth During the 1930s and 1940s" in Perusek and Worcester, eds.: 78-110

---        1997.  “Race and Labor Organization in the United States.”  Monthly Review, Vol. 49, No. 3, July-August: 80-97.

 

Halpern, Rick and Roger Horowitz.  1999.  Meatpackers:  An Oral History of Black Packinghouse Workers and Their Struggle for Racial and Economic Equality.  New York:  Monthly Review.

 

Halpern, Rick.

---        1997a.  Down on the Killing Floor:  Black and White Workers in Chicago's Packinghouses, 1904-54.  Urbana and Chicago:  University of Illinois Press.

---        1997b.  “Race and Radicalism in the Chicago Stockyards:  The Rise of the Chicago Packinghouse Workers Organizing Committee” in Stromquist and Bergman, eds.: 75-95.

 

Hill, Herbert.  2002.  “Race and the Steelworkers Union:  White Privilege and Black Struggles.”  New Politics, Vol. 8, No. 4 (New Series), Winter:  174-207.

 

Hope, John II.  1956.  Equality of Opportunity:  A Union Approach to Fair Employment.  Washington, D.C.:  Public Affairs Press.

 

Horowitz, Roger. 

---        1997a.  “Negro and White:  Unite and Fight!"  A Social History of Industrial Unionism in Meatpacking, 1930-90.  Urbana and Chicago:  University of Illinois Press.

---        1997b.  “This Community of Our Union:  Shopfloor Power and Social Unionism in the Postwar UPWA” in Stromquist and Bergman, eds.: 96-127.

 

Kelley, Robin D.G.  1994.  Race Rebels:  Culture, Politics and the Black Working Class.  New York:  The Free Press.

 

Korstad, Robert Rodgers.  2003. Civil Rights Unionism:  Tobacco Workers and the Struggle for Democracy in the Mid-Twentieth-Century South.  Chapel Hill and London:  University of North Carolina Press.

 

La Luz, Jose and Paula Finn.  1998.  "Getting Serious About Inclusion:  A Comprehensive Approach" in Mantsios, ed.: 171-184.

 

MacLean, Nancy.  1999.  "The Hidden History of Affirmative Action:  Working Women's Struggles in the 1970s and the Gender of Class."  Feminist Studies, Vol. 25, No. 1: 43-78.

 

Needleman, Ruth.  2003.  Black Freedom Fighters in Steel:  The Struggle for Democratic Unionism.  Ithaca and London:  Cornell University Press.

 

Nelson, Bruce. 

---        1996.  “Class, Race and Democracy in the CIO:  The 'New' Labor History Meets the 'Wages of Whiteness'."  International Review of Social History, Vol. 41, Part III, December: 351-374.

---        2001.  Divided We Stand:  American Workers and the Struggle for Black Equality.  Princeton:  Princeton University Press.

 

Ness, Immanuel.  2001.  “Fighting Racism and Union-Busting in South Carolina:  Interview with Ken Riley.” Working USA, Vol. 5, No. 2, Fall: 119-131.

 

Scipes, Kim.  2003.  “Trade Union Development And Racial Oppression In Chicago's Steel And Meatpacking Industries, 1933-1955.”  Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago.  (Available from UMI Dissertation Services through ProQuest, http://www.il.proquest.com/, under author's full name, Steven R. "Kim" Scipes.)

 

Steinberg, Stephen.  2001.  "Race Relations:  The Problem with the Wrong Name."  New Politics, Vol. 8, No. 2 (New Series), Winter: 57-61.

 

Street, Paul.  2000.  “'The Best Union Members’:  Class, Race, Culture, and Black Worker Militancy in Chicago's Stockyards During the 1930s."  Journal of American Ethnic History, Vol. 20, No. 1, Fall: 18-49.

 

Tchen, John Kuo Wei.  1990.  "The Chinatown-Harlem Initiative:  Building Multicultural Understanding in New York City" in Brecher and Costello, eds.: 186-194.

 

Zeitlin, Maurice and L. Frank Weyher.  2001.  “'Black and White, Unite and Fight’:  Interracial Working-Class Solidarity and Race Employment Equality.”  American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 107, No. 2, September: 430-467.

 

Zieger, Robert H.  2004.  "The Historiography of Race and Labor."  OAH Regional Meeting, July 9.  On-line at www.clas.ufl/users/rzieger/paper7.htm.

 

TO SUBJECT LISTINGS

 

 

Shopfloor Organizing/Struggles

 

Downs, Steve and Tim Schermerhorn.  1999.  "Hell on Wheels:  Organizing Among New York City's Subway and Bus Workers" in Tillman and Cummings, eds.: 167-190.

 

Hamper, Ben. 1991. Rivethead: Tales from the Assembly Line. New York: Warner Books.

 

Hickey, Rob.  2002.  "Strategic Contract Campaigns at Multinational Corporations."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 27, No. 1, Spring: 71-92.

 

Levasque, Christian and Gregor Murray.  2002.  "Local Versus Global:  Activating Local Union Power in the Global Economy."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 27, No. 2, Fall: 39-66.

 

Parker, Mike. 1996. "Industrial Relations Myth and Shop-floor Reality: The 'Team-Concept' in the Auto Industry" in Nelson Lichtenstein and Howell John Harris, eds. Industrial Democracy in America: The Ambiguous Promise. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

Shotwell, , Greg.  2013.  "Autoworkers Under the Gun:  A Tall Order for a Tall Union Man."  Autoworkers Under the Gun, January 22.  http://autoworkersunderthegun.blogspot.ca/.

 

Slaughter, Jane, ed.  2005.  Troublemaker's Handbook, 2nd Edition.  Detroit:  Labor Notes.

 

 

Specific labor organizations and/or struggles (first, by organization; then by alphabetical order of authors).  Organizations with material include AFSCME, AFT, CWA, IBEW, IBT, ILWU, Jobs with Justice, NUHW, SEIU, UFCW, UNITE-HERE, UAW, UFW, and USW.  Also, a section on the struggle in Madison, Wisconsin in 2011, and the Chicago Teachers Strike (AFT #1) is listed under the AFT

 

By organization:

 

AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees)

 

AFSCME #304, Seattle.  "For a National AFSCME Strike to Fund Public Services by Ending the War and Taxing Corporations and the Rich."  July 12.  On-line at www.uslaboragainstwar.org/article.php?id=16398.

 

LeBeau, Josephine and Kevin Lynch.  1998.  "Successful Organizing at the Local Level:  The Experience of AFSCME District Council 1707" in Mantsios, ed.: 104-118.

 

Worthen, Helena, Steve Edwards and Diane Stokes. 2002.  "An Activist AFSCME Local Confronts Welfare Reform."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 27, No. 1, Spring: 25-44.

 

 

AFT (American Federation of Teachers)

 

Schulte, Elizabeth.  2012.  "A Victory for Solidarity and Struggle."  Socialist Worker, September 20.  On-line at www.zcommunications.org/contents/188592/print.

 

Sustar, Lee.  2013.  "Another AFT Surrender to Education 'Reform'."  Socialist Worker, August 21. On-line at http://socialistworker.org/2013/08/21/another-aft-surrender.

 

 

CWA (Communications Workers of America)

 

Cohen, Larry and Steve Early.  1999.  “Defending Workers’ Rights in the Global Economy:  The CWA Experience” in Nissen, ed.: 143-164.

 

Early, Steve.  2011."Big Organizing Challenge Remains after Temporary Truce at Verizon."  Labor Notes, August 23.  On-line at www.zcommunications.org/contents/180742/print.

 

Nack, David and Jimmy Tarlau.  2005.  "The Communications Workers of America Experience With 'Open-Source' Unionism."  Working USA:  The Journal of Labor and Society.  Vol. 8, December: 721-732.

 

Nissen, Bruce.  2001.  "Building a Minority Union:  The CWA Experience at NCR."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 25, No. 4, Winter: 34-55.

 

Nissen, Bruce and Seth Rosen.  1999.  “The CWA Model of Membership-based Organizing.”  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 24: 73-88.

 

Sustar, Lee.  2011.  "Why Did the Unions Retreat at Verizon?"  Z Net, August 23.  On-line at www.zcommunications.org/contents/180731/print.

 

IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers)

 

Lewis, Janet and Bill Mirand.  1998.  “Creating an Organizing Culture in Today's Building and Construction Trades:  A Case Study of IBEW Local 46” in Bronfenbrenner, et. al., eds.: 297-308.

 

IBT (International Brotherhood of Teamsters)

 

Brenner, Aaron.  "Rank and File Teamster Movements in Comparative Perspective" in Perusek and Worcester, eds.: 110-139.

 

Bruno, Robert.  2003.  Reforming the Chicago Teamsters:  The Story of Local 705.  DeKalb:  Northern Illinois University Press.

 

LaBotz, Dan.  1990.  Teamsters for a Democratic Union:  Rank and File Rebellion.  New York:  Verso.

 

Ryan, Charlotte.  2004. "It takes a Movement to Raise an Issue: Media Lessons from the 1997 UPS Strike."  Critical Sociology, Vol.30, No. 2: 483-511.

 

Tillman, Ray M.  1999.  "Reform Movements in the Teamsters and United Auto Workers" in Tillman and Cummings, eds.: 137-166.

 

Witt, Matt and Rand Wilson.  1998.  "Part-Time America Won't Work:  The Teamsters' Fight for Good Jobs at UPS" in Mort, ed.: 179-188.

 

ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union)

 

Bacon, David.  2003.  “Dockworkers’ Contract Postpones Crucial Jurisdiction Questions.”  Labor Notes, February: 1.

 

JOBS WITH JUSTICE

 

Banks, Andrew.  1990.  "Jobs With Justice:  Florida's Fight Against Worker Abuse" in Brecher and Costello, eds.: 25-37.

 

 

NATIONAL UNION OF HEALTH WORKERS (NUHW)--See also SEIU, below.

 

Early, Steve.

---        2011.  The Civil Wars in US Labor:  Birth of a New Workers' Movement or Death Throes of the Old?  New York and London:  Verso.

---        2011.  "Kaiser Election Results KOed:  Judge Orders Rematch Between SEIU and NUHW."  Working in these Times, July 21.  On-line at http://www.inthesetimes.com/working/entry/11743/.

 

Winslow, Cal.  2011.  "NUHW Wins in San Francisco; Strikes in LA."  ZNet, May 26.  On-line at www.zcommunications.org/contents/178666/print.

 

 

SEIU (Service Employees International Union)

 

Andrews, Charles.  2007.  "Who's Right About Kaiser--Michael Moore or SEIU?"  MR Zine, September 5.  On-line at http://mrzine/monthlyreview.org/andrews050907.html.

 

Benson, Herman.

---        2009.  "Hybrid Unionism:  Dead End or Fertile Future?"  Dissent Magazine, Winter.  On-line at http://dissentmagazine.org/article/?article=1334.

---        2009.  "Herman Benson Responds to Gerry Hudson and Tom DeBruin."  On-line at http://dissentmagazine.org/article/?article=1347.

 

Brenner, Mark.  2007.  "California Deal Left Members Out of Organizing, Bargaining; Service Employees End Nursing Home Partnership."  MR Zine, July 12.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/brenner120707.html.

 

Delp, Linda and Katie Quan.  2002.  "Homecare Worker Organizing in California:  An Analysis of a Successful Strategy."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 27, No. 1, Spring: 1-24.

 

Early, Steve.

---        2008.  "A Purple Uprising in Oakland."  Counterpunch, April 4.  On-line at www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/17063.

---        2008.  "The Purple Punch-Out in Dearborn."  Counterpunch, April 18.  On-line at www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/17182.

---        2008.  "SEIU Condemnation of Dissidents Has Long History in Labor."  Labor Notes, May 27.  On-line at www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/17745.

---        2009.  "And Who Decides the Fate of UHW?"  Counterpunch, January 6.  On-line at www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/20171.

---        2009.  "Employee Free Choice at Work:  Check out of Stern's Hotel California."  Counterpunch, February 4.  On-line at www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/20474.

---        2010.  "SEIU's Mega-Local Meltdown:  Size Matters, But Members Matter More."  Working in these Times, March 1.  On-line at http://www.inthesetimes.com/working/entry/5629/seius_mega-local_meltdown_size_matters_but_members_matter_more/.

---        2011.  The Civil Wars in US Labor:  Birth of a New Workers' Movement or Death Throes of the Old?  New York and London:  Verso.

---        2011.  "Kaiser Election Results KOed:  Judge Orders Rematch Between SEIU and NUHW."  Working in these Times, July 21.  On-line at http://www.inthesetimes.com/working/entry/11743/.

---        2012.  "The Mother of All Union Trusteeships--Three Years Later."  ZNet, January 27.  On-line at http://zcommunications.org/contents/184157/print.

 

Educators.  2008.  "Open Letter to Andy Stern about Actions Against UHW" [United Healthcare Workers].  This letter was written in response to concerns about the threat of trusteeship to the third largest "local" of SEIU, and the letter was also published in The New York Times on May 1:  A-9.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/seiu050508.html.

 

Hudson, Gerry and Tom DeBruin.  2009.  "A Response to Herman Benson's Hybrid Unionism.  On-line at http://dissentmagazine.org/article/?article=1346.

 

Iosbaker, Joe.  2008.  "SEIU:  Rank-and-File Members to Challenge Stern at Convention."  Fight Back! News, June 2.  On-line at www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/17802.

 

Johnston, Paul.  1994.  Success While Others Fail:  Social Movement Unionism and the Public Workforce.  Ithaca:  ILR Press.

 

Johnson, William.  2007.  "SEIU Members Push Their Union to Change Its Position on Immigration."  MR Zine, January 4.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/johnson040107.html.

 

Kaplan, Esther.  2008.  "Labor's Growing Pains."  The Nation, May 29.  On-line at www.thenation.com/doc/20080616/kaplan.

 

Lichtenstein, Nelson.  2008.  "The Battle for Labor's Future:  the SEIU's Andy Stern has an ambitious plan.  Not everyone is on board."  Los Angeles Times, May 22.  www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-lichtenstein22-2008may22,0,3126404.story.

 

Luce, Stephanie. 

---        2008.  "The Future of the Labor Movement?  Reflections on the Labor Notes Conference."  MR Zine, April 22.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/luce220408.html.

---        2008.  "Rebuilding Labor's Power:  There Are No Shortcuts."  MR Zine, May 2.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/luce020508.html.

 

Moberg, David.  2008.  SEIU Is the Nation's Fastest Growing Union--But at What Cost?"  In These Times, April 9.  On-line at www.inthesetimes.com/article/3604/dissent_in_the_ranks.

 

Open Letter to Andy Stern.  2008.  "Open Letter to Any Stern About Actions Against UHW."  MR Zine, May 1.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/seiu050508.thml.

 

Pringle, Paul.  2009.  SEIU Borrows Business' Anti-union Tactics to Fend Off a Rival."  Los Angeles Times, June 24.  On-line at www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-union24-2009jun24,0,2654848,full.story.

 

Ragan, Dave.  2008.  "Why We Demonstrated in Dearborn."  MR Zine, May 2.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/regan020508.html.

 

Sandronsky, Seth.  2009.  "SEIU vs. HUHW:  Do Employees Have Free Choice to Change Unions Under Obama?"  MR Zine, February 4.  On-line at www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/20469.

 

Shaw, Randy.  2010.  "SEIU's Post-Andy Stern Future" by Randy Shaw.  April 14.  On-line at http://beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=8014.

 

Winslow, Cal.  2009.  "Eyewitness in Oakland:  Stern's Gang Seizes UHW Union Hall."  Counterpunch, February 2.  On-line at www.counterpunch.org/winslow02022009.html.

 

Waldinger, Roger, Chris Erickson, Ruth Milkman, Daniel J.B. Mitchell, Abel Valenzuela, Kent Wong and Maurice Zeitlin.  1998.  "Helots No More:  A Case Study of the Justice for Janitors Campaign in Los Angeles" in Bronfenbrenner, et. al., eds.: 102-120.

 

Williams, Jane.  1999.  "Restructuring Labor's Identity:  The Justice for Janitors Campaign in Washington, D.C." in Tillman and Cummings, eds.: 203-218.

 

Yates, Michael D., David Bacon, Warren Mar, Stephen Lerner, and John Borsos.  2008.  "SEIU:  Debating Labor's Strategy."  MR Zine, July 14.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/seiu140708.html.

 

TO SUBJECT LISTINGS

 

UAW (UNITED AUTO WORKERS

 

Babson, Steve.  1996.  "UAW, Lean Production, and Labor-Management Relations at Auto Alliance" in Clark and Yanarella, eds.:  81-100.

 

Barnard, John.  2004.  American Vanguard:  The United Auto Workers During the Reuther Years, 1935-1970.  Detroit:  Wayne State University Press.

 

Cohen, Isaac.  2003.  "The Caterpillar Labor Dispute and the UAW, 1991-1998.  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 27, No. 4, Winter: 77-100.

 

Cutler, Jonathan.  2007.  "The UAW and General Motors:  From Union News to the Business Press."  Z Net, October 1.  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=19&itemID=13928.

 

Fletcher, Bill.  2007.  "Another Take on the GM/UAW Settlement."  Z Net, October 1.  On-line at www.zmag.org/sustainers/content/2007-10/01fletcher.cfm.

 

Gibson, Rich.  2006.  "The Torment and Demise of the United Auto Workers Union as Performed by the Auto Bosses, the Labor Leaders, Counterfeit Radicals, Fictional Revolutionaries, and All Those Who Know They Are Not Innocent Either."  Cultural Logic.  On-line at http://clogic.eserver.org/2006/gibson.html.

 

Leary, Elly.  2007.  "Reinventing the Wheel:  The Future for the UAW."  MR Zine, February 22.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/leary2202-7.html.

 

Lichtenstein, Nelson.  1995.  Walter Reuther:  The Most Dangerous Man in Detroit.  Urbana and Chicago:  University of Illinois Press.

 

Tillman, Ray M.  1999.  "Reform Movements in the Teamsters and United Auto Workers" in Tillman and Cummings, eds.: 137-166.

 

 

UFCW (United Food & Commercial Workers)

Alexander, Courtney.  2002.  “Rise to Power:  The Recent History of the Culinary Union in Las Vegas” in Hal K. Rothman and Mike Davis, eds.  The Grit Beneath the Glitter:  Tales from the Real Los Vegas.  Berkeley and Los Angeles:  University of California Press.

 

Lund, John and Christopher Wright.  2003.  "Building Union Power Through the Supply Chain:  Mapping Opportunities and Jurisdictional Boundaries in Grocery Distribution.'  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 27, No. 4, Winter: 59-76.

 

Morrissey, Marietta and Barbara Thomas Coventry. 1996. "Divided Against Itself: Local vs. International Union Interests in a Toledo Supermarket Strike."  Critical Sociology, Vol. 22, No. 1: 753-72.

 

Rachleff, Peter. 

---        1990.  "Supporting the Hormel Strikers" in Brecher and Costello, eds.: 57-69.

---        1993.  Hard Pressed in the Heartland:  The Hormel Strike and the Future of the Labor Movement.  Boston:  South End Press.

 

Rosenfeld, Herman.  2007.  "Challenging Wal-Mart."  MR Zine, March 15.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/rosenfeld150307.html.

 

 

UFW (United Farm Workers)

 

Bardacke, Frank.  2011.  Trampling Out the Vintage:  Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm Workers.  NY:  Verso.

 

Ganz, Marshall.  2009.  Why David Sometimes Wins:  Leadership, Organization, and Strategy in the California Farm Worker Movement.  NY:  Oxford University Press.

 

Pawel, Miriam.  2009.  The Union of Their Dreams:  Power, Hope and Struggle in César Chavez's Farm Worker Movement.   NY:  Bloomsbury Press.

 

Shields, Randy.  2008.  Beyond the Fields:  Cesar Chavez, the UFW and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century.  Berkeley and Los Angeles:  University of California Press.

 

 

UNITE-HERE

 

Abowd, Paul.  2009.  "UNITED WHERE?  SEIU Offers a Hans as UNITE HERE Power Struggle Goes Public."  Labor Notes, February 9.  On-line at http://labornotes.org/node/2073.

 

Greenhouse, Steven.  2009.  "Two Unions in Marriage Now Face Divorce Talks."  New York Times, February 8.  On-line at http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/02/08-0.

 

Juravich, Tom and Jeff Hilgert.  1999.  “UNITE's Victory at Richmark:  Community-Based Union Organizing in Communities of Color."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 24: 27-41.

 

Mishak, Michael.  2009.  "Big Union Reels as Card-Check Fight Looms:  Culinary Leader in Vegas Calls Parent Union Chief's Actions 'Undemocratic'."  Las Vegas Sun, January 29.  On-line at www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/jan/29/big-union-reels-card-check-fight-looms.

 

Russo, Monica.  1993.  “This World Called Miami:  ACTWU Approaches Union-Building in a Multicultural Framework.”  Labor Research Review, Vol. 20: 36-49.

 

 

UNITED STEEL WORKERS (includes PACE)

Brown, Edwin and Tracy F.H. Chang.  2004.  "PACE International Union v. Imrey Group:  An Organizing Campaign Case Study."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 29, No. 1, Spring: 21-43.

 

Hickey, Rob.  2004.  "Preserving the Pattern:  Membership Mobilization and Union Revitalization at PACE Local 4-227."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 29, No. 1, Spring: 1-20.

 

Juravich, Tom and Kate Bronfenbrenner.  1999.  Ravenswood:  The Steelworkers' Victory and the Revival of American Labor.  Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

 

Kingsolver, Barbara.  1983.  Holding the Line:  Women in the Great Arizona Mine Strike of 1983.  Ithaca:  ILR Press.

 

Murray, Gregor.  1998.  "Steeling for Change:  Organization and Organizing in Two USWA Districts in Canada" in Bronfenbrenner, et. al., eds.: 320-338.

 

Nyden, Philip W.  1984.  Steelworkers Rank-and-File:  The Political Economy of a Union Reform Movement.  South Hadley, MA:  Bergin & Garvey.

 

 

BY AUTHOR (alphabetically):

 

Alexander, Courtney.  2002.  “Rise to Power:  The Recent History of the Culinary Union in Las Vegas” in Hal K. Rothman and Mike Davis, eds.  The Grit Beneath the Glitter:  Tales from the Real Los Vegas.  Berkeley and Los Angeles:  University of California Press.

 

Andrews, Charles.  2007.  "Who's Right About Kaiser--Michael Moore or SEIU?"  MR Zine, September 5.  On-line at http://mrzine/monthlyreview.org/andrews050907.html.

 

Bacon, David.  2003.  “Dockworkers’ Contract Postpones Crucial Jurisdiction Questions.”  Labor Notes, February: 1.

 

Banks, Andrew.  1990.  "Jobs With Justice:  Florida's Fight Against Worker Abuse" in Brecher and Costello, eds.: 25-37.

 

Barnard, John.  2004.  American Vanguard:  The United Auto Workers During the Reuther Years, 1935-1970.  Detroit:  Wayne State University Press.

 

Bolsman, Chris.  2007.  "Trade Union Internationalism and Solidarity in the Struggle Against Apartheid:  A Case Study of Volkswagen."  Historical Studies in Industrial Relations, No. 23/24 (Spring/Autumn): 103-124.

 

Brenner, Aaron.  "Rank and File Teamster Movements in Comparative Perspective" in Perusek and Worcester, eds.: 110-139.

 

Brenner, Mark.  2007.  "California Deal Left Members Out of Organizing, Bargaining; Service Employees End Nursing Home Partnership."  MR Zine, July 12.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/brenner120707.html.

 

Brown, Edwin and Tracy F.H. Chang.  2004.  "PACE International Union v. Imrey Group:  An Organizing Campaign Case Study."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 29, No. 1, Spring: 21-43.

 

Bruno, Robert.  2003.  Reforming the Chicago Teamsters:  The Story of Local 705.  DeKalb:  Northern Illinois University Press.

 

Bussell, Robert.  2003.  "Taking On 'Big Chicken':  The Delmarva Poultry Justice Alliance."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 28, No. 2, Summer: 1-24.

 

Cameron, Cindia.  1990.  "Noon at 9 to 5:  Reflections on a Decade of Organizing" in Brecher and Costello, eds.: 177-185.

 

Cohen, Isaac.  2003.  "The Caterpillar Labor Dispute and the UAW, 1991-1998.  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 27, No. 4, Winter: 77-100.

 

Cohen, Larry and Steve Early.  1999.  “Defending Workers’ Rights in the Global Economy:  The CWA Experience” in Nissen, ed.: 143-164.

 

Condit, Brian, Tom Davis, Jeff Grabelsky and Fred Kotler.  1998.  "Construction Organizing:  A Case of Success" in Bronfenbrenner, et. al., eds.: 309-319.

 

Cutler, Jonathan.  2007.  "The UAW and General Motors:  From Union News to the Business Press."  Z Net, October 1.  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=19&itemID=13928`.

 

Delp, Linda and Katie Quan.  2002.  "Homecare Worker Organizing in California:  An Analysis of a Successful Strategy."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 27, No. 1, Spring: 1-24.

 

Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne.  2002.  "Don't Mourn, Organize:  Joe Hill's Children."  [A review of From ACT-UP to the WTO:  Urban Protest and Community Building in the Ear of Globalization, ed. by Benjamin Shepard and Ronald Hayduk].  Monthly Review, Vol. 54, No. 7, December: 58-63.

 

Fletcher, Bill.  2007.  "Another Take on the GM/UAW Settlement."  Z Net, October 1.  On-line at www.zmag.org/sustainers/content/2007-10/01fletcher.cfm.

 

Gibson, Rich.  2006.  "The Torment and Demise of the United Auto Workers Union as Performed by the Auto Bosses, the Labor Leaders, Counterfeit Radicals, Fictional Revolutionaries, and All Those Who Know They Are Not Innocent Either."  Cultural Logic.  On-line at http://clogic.eserver.org/2006/gibson.html.

 

Glenn, David.  1998.  "Fast Track Derailed" in Mort, ed.: 189-200.

 

Guiland, Stephanie and Julie Allen, eds.  2000.  Voices from the WTO:  An Anthology of Writings by the People Who Shut Down the World Trade Organization in Seattle, 1999.  Olympia, WA:  The Evergreen State College.

 

Hickey, Rob.  2004.  "Preserving the Pattern:  Membership Mobilization and Union Revitalization at PACE Local 4-227."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 29, No. 1, Spring: 1-20.

 

Johnston, Paul.  

---        1994.  Success While Others Fail:  Social Movement Unionism and the Public Workforce.  Ithaca:  ILR Press.

---        2004.  "Outflanking Power, Reframing Unionism:  The Basic Strike of 1999-2001."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 28, No. 4, Winter: 1-24.

 

Johnson, William.  2007.  "SEIU Members Push Their Union to Change Its Position on Immigration."  MR Zine, January 4.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/johnson040107.html.

 

Juravich, Tom and Kate Bronfenbrenner.

---        1998.  "Preparing for the Worst:  Organizing and Staying Organized in the Public Sector" in Bronfenbrenner, et. al., eds.: 261-282.

---        1999.  Ravenswood:  The Steelworkers' Victory and the Revival of American Labor.  Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

 

Juravich, Tom and Jeff Hilgert.  1999.  “UNITE's Victory at Richmark:  Community-Based Union Organizing in Communities of Color."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 24: 27-41.

 

Kingsolver, Barbara.  1983.  Holding the Line:  Women in the Great Arizona Mine Strike of 1983.  Ithaca:  ILR Press.

 

LaBotz, Dan.  1990.  Teamsters for a Democratic Union:  Rank and File Rebellion.  New York:  Verso.

 

Lafer, Gordon.  2003.  "Graduate Student Unions:  Organizing in a Changed Academic Economy."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 28, No. 2, Summer: 25-42.

 

Leary, Elly.  2007.  "Reinventing the Wheel:  The Future for the UAW."  MR Zine, February 22.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/leary2202-7.html.

 

LeBeau, Josephine and Kevin Lynch.  1998.  "Successful Organizing at the Local Level:  The Experience of AFSCME District Council 1707" in Mantsios, ed.: 104-118.

 

Lewis, Janet and Bill Mirand.  1998.  “Creating an Organizing Culture in Today's Building and Construction Trades:  A Case Study of IBEW Local 46” in Bronfenbrenner, et. al., eds.: 297-308.

 

Lichtenstein, Nelson.  1995.  Walter Reuther:  The Most Dangerous Man in Detroit.  Urbana and Chicago:  University of Illinois Press.

 

Moberg, David. 

---        2007.  "Has the Change Led to Wins?  Not yet, but organizers from the seven unions that split from the AFL-CIO have big plans."  In These Times, October 24.  On-line at www.inthesetimes.com/main/print/3379.

---        2008.  SEIU Is the Nation's Fastest Growing Union--But at What Cost?"  In These Times, April 9.  On-line at www.inthesetimes.com/article/3604/dissent_in_the_ranks.

 

Morrissey, Marietta and Barbara Thomas Coventry. 1996. "Divided Against Itself: Local vs. International Union Interests in a Toledo Supermarket Strike."  Critical Sociology, Vol. 22, No. 1: 753-72.

 

Murray, Gregor.  1998.  "Steeling for Change:  Organization and Organizing in Two USWA Districts in Canada" in Bronfenbrenner, et. al., eds.: 320-338.

 

Nack, David and Jimmy Tarlau.  2005.  "The Communications Workers of America Experience With 'Open-Source' Unionism."  Working USA:  The Journal of Labor and Society.  Vol. 8, December: 721-732.

 

Nissen, Bruce.

---        1998.  "Fighting the Union in a 'Union Friendly' Company:  The AT&T/NCR Case."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 23, No. 3, Fall: 3-33.

---        2001.  "Building a Minority Union:  The CWA Experience at NCR."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 25, No. 4, Winter: 34-55.

 

Nissen, Bruce and Seth Rosen.  1999.  “The CWA Model of Membership-based Organizing.”  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 24: 73-88.

 

Nyden, Philip W.  1984.  Steelworkers Rank-and-File:  The Political Economy of a Union Reform Movement.  South Hadley, MA:  Bergin & Garvey.

 

Peters, Ronald and Theresa Merrill.  1998.  "Clergy and Religious Persons' Roles in Organizing at O'Hare Airport and St. Joseph's Medical Center" in Bronfenbrenner, et. al., eds.: 164-178.

 

Rachleff, Peter. 

---        1990.  "Supporting the Hormel Strikers" in Brecher and Costello, eds.: 57-69.

---        1993.  Hard Pressed in the Heartland:  The Hormel Strike and the Future of the Labor Movement.  Boston:  South End Press.

 

Rosenfeld, Herman.  2007.  "Challenging Wal-Mart."  MR Zine, March 15.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/rosenfeld150307.html.

 

Russo, Monica.  1993.  “This World Called Miami:  ACTWU Approaches Union-Building in a Multicultural Framework.”  Labor Research Review, Vol. 20: 36-49.

 

Ryan, Charlotte.  2004. "It takes a Movement to Raise an Issue: Media Lessons from the 1997 UPS Strike."  Critical Sociology, Vol.30, No. 2: 483-511.

 

Sciacchitano, Katherine.  1998.  "Finding the Community in the Union and the Union in the Community:  The First-Contract Campaign at Steeltech" in Bronfenbrenner, et. al., eds.: 150-163.

 

Scipes, Kim.  2012.  "A Look Back in the Mirror at the Wisconsin Uprising:  A Review Essay of It Started in Wisconsin:  Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Labor Protest, ed. by Mari Jo Buhle and Paul Buhle; Uprising:  How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street by John Nichols; and Wisconsin Uprising:  Labor Fights Back, ed. by Michael D. Yates."  Z Net, July 18.  On-line at www.zcommunications.org/contents/18744/print.

 

Shepard, Benjamin and Ronald Hayduk, eds.  2002.  From ACT-UP to the WTO:  Urban Protest and Community Building in the Era of Globalization.  London and New York:  Verso.

 

Silverman, Victor.  2006.  "Green Unions in a Grey World:  International Labor Environmentalism at the UN."  Organization and the Environment, Vol. 19, No. 2, June: 191-213.

 

Ten Eyck, Tiffany.  2008.  "After Wildcat Strike Against Concessions, Freightliner Workers Fight for their Jobs."  MR Zine, January 31.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/eyck310108.html.

 

Tillman, Ray M.  1999.  "Reform Movements in the Teamsters and United Auto Workers" in Tillman and Cummings, eds.: 137-166.

 

Waldinger, Roger, Chris Erickson, Ruth Milkman, Daniel J.B. Mitchell, Abel Valenzuela, Kent Wong and Maurice Zeitlin.  1998.  "Helots No More:  A Case Study of the Justice for Janitors Campaign in Los Angeles" in Bronfenbrenner, et. al., eds.: 102-120.

 

Weikle, Roger D., Hoyt N. Wheeler, and John A. McClendon.  1998.  "A Comparative Case Study of Union Organizing Success and Failure:  Implications for Practical Strategies" in Bronfenbrenner, et. al., eds.: 197-212.

 

Williams, Jane.  1999.  "Restructuring Labor's Identity:  The Justice for Janitors Campaign in Washington, D.C." in Tillman and Cummings, eds.: 203-218.

 

Witt, Matt and Rand Wilson.  1998.  "Part-Time America Won't Work:  The Teamsters' Fight for Good Jobs at UPS" in Mort, ed.: 179-188.

 

Worthen, Helena and Joe Berry.  2002.  "Bargaining for 'Quality' in Higher Education:  A Case Study from the City Colleges of Chicago."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 27, No. 3, Fall: 1-23.

 

Worthen, Helena, Steve Edwards and Diane Stokes. 2002.  "An Activist AFSCME Local Confronts Welfare Reform."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 27, No. 1, Spring: 25-44.

 

 

MADISON, WISCONSIN (2011)

 

Buhle, Mari Jo and Paul Buhle, eds.  2011.   It Started in Wisconsin:  Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Labor ProtestIntroduction by John Nichols, and Afterward by Michael Moore.  London and New York:  Verso.  This includes a chapter by Dr. Scipes:  "Wisconsin and US Labor":  149-158.

 

Nichols, John.  2012.  Uprising:  How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street.  New York:  Nation Books.

 

Scipes, Kim.  2012.  "A Look Back in the Mirror at the Wisconsin Uprising:  A Review Essay of It Started in Wisconsin:  Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Labor Protest, ed. by Mari Jo Buhle and Paul Buhle; Uprising:  How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, From Madison to Wall Street by John Nichols; and Wisconsin Uprising:  Labor Fights Back, ed. by Michael D. Yates."  ZNet, July 18.  On-line at www.zcommunications.org/contents/187443/print.

 

Yates, Michael D., ed.  2012.  Wisconsin Uprising:  Labor Fights Back.  New York:  Monthly Review Press.

 

 

To Specific Labor Struggles and/or Organizations--or Authors

 

 

WOMEN WORKERS

 

Brenner, Johanna. 

---        1998.  “On Class and Gender in U.S. Labor History.  Monthly Review, Vol. 50, No. 6, November (Posted on-line at www.monthlyreview.org/1198bren.htm.)

---        2000.  Women and the Politics of Class.  New York:  Monthly Review.

 

Cameron, Cindia.  1990.  "Noon at 9 to 5:  Reflections on a Decade of Organizing" in Brecher and Costello, eds.: 177-185.

 

Chang, Grace.  2004.  "From the Third World to the 'Third World Within':  Asian Women Workers Fighting Globalization” in Gonzales, et al., eds.:217-234.

 

Cobble, Dorothy Sue.  2004. The Other Women's Movement:  Workplace Justice and Social Rights in Modern America.  Princeton and Oxford:  Princeton University Press.

 

Fonow, Mary Margaret.  2003.  Union Women:  Forging Feminism in the United Steelworkers of America.  Minneapolis and London:  University of Minnesota Press.

 

Franzway, Suzanne, Suzanne.  2000.  "Women Working in a Greedy Institution:  Commitment and Emotional Labour in the Labor Movement."  Gender, Work and Organization, Vol. 7, No. 4: 258-268.

 

Kaminski, Michelle.  2003.  "Teaching Leadership to Union Women:  The Use of Stories."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 28, No. 3, Fall: 1-32.

 

Hart, Peter D. Associates.  1998.  "Working Women's View of the Economy, Unions, and Public Policy" in Mort, ed.: 69-88.

 

Hoerr, John.  1997.  We Can't Eat Prestige: The Women Who Organized Harvard.  Philadelphia:  Temple University Press.

 

MacLean, Nancy.  1999.  "The Hidden History of Affirmative Action:  Working Women's Struggles in the 1970s and the Gender of Class."  Feminist Studies, Vol. 25, No. 1: 43-78.

 

Milkman, Ruth.  1987.  Gender at Work:  The Dynamics of Job Segregation by Sex During World War II.  Urbana and Chicago:  University of Illinois Press.

 

Needleman, Ruth.  1998.  "Women Workers:  Strategies for Inclusion and Rebuilding Unionism" in Mantsios, ed.: 151-170.

 

Nussbaum, Karen.  1998.  "Women in Labor:  Always the Bridesmaid?" in Mort, ed.: 55-68.

 

Polishuk, Sandy.  2003.  Sticking to the Union:  An Oral History of the Life and Times of Julia Ruuttlia.  New York:  Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Roth, Silke.  2003.  Building Movement Bridges:  The Coalition of Labor Union Women.  Westport, CT and London:  Praeger.

 

Salzinger, Leslie.  2003.  Genders in Production:  Making Workers in Mexico's Global Factories.  Berkeley and Los Angeles:  University of California Press.  [Looks at the role of gender in four Juarez factories.]

 

Scipes, Kim.  1996.  Chapter 7, "Organization in Bataan" in Kim Scipes, 1996,  KMU:  Building Genuine Trade Unionism in the Philippines, 1980-1994.  Quezon City, Metro Manila:  New Day Publishers.  (Available from http://www.kabayancentral.com/book/newday/mb1009609.html.)  [This looks at women workers in the first export processing in the Philippines who, in 1982, led the first general strike in any EPZ in the world.]

 

Shire, Karen.  2002.  "Class and Gender in the Industrial Borderland:  Lee's Feminist Theory of Production Politics."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 27, No. 2, Summer: 51-60.

 

Simmons, Louise. 2002-03.  "Labor-Welfare Linkages and the Imperative of Organizing Low-Wage Women Workers."  Working USA, Vol. 6, No. 3, Winter:  18-34.

 

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SECTION 2 Affects of Industrial and Economic Restructuring on Labor and Working People.  This will be developed in general and by industry, although probably won't be real detailed.

 

GENERAL AFFECTS

 

Appelbaum, Eileen, Annette Bernhardt, and Richard J. Murnane, eds.  2003.  Low-Wage America:  How Employers Are Reshaping Opportunity in the Workplace.  New York:  Russell Sage Foundation.

 

Baumol, William J., Alan S. Blinder, and Edward N. Wolff, eds.  2003.  Downsizing in America:  Reality Causes, and Consequences.  New York:  Russell Sage Foundation.

 

Beeghley, Leonard.  2005.  The Structure of Stratification in the United States, 4th Ed.  Boston:  Pearson.

 

Bina, Cyrus, Laurie Clements and Chuck Davis, eds.  1996.  Beyond Survival:  Wage Labor in Late Twentieth Century.  Armonk, NY:  M.E. Sharpe.

 

Bluestone, Barry and Bennett Harrison.  1982.  The Deindustrialization of America:  Plant Closings, Community Abandonment, and the Dismantling of Basic Industry.  New York:  Basic Books.

 

Boushey, Heather and Robert Cherry.  2002-03.  “The Severe Implications of the Economic Downturn on Working Families.” Working USA, Vol. 6, No. 3, Winter: 35-54.

 

Chang, Ha-Joon.  2003.  "Kicking Away the Ladder:  Neoliberals Rewrite History."  Monthly Review, Vol. 54, No. 8, January: 10-15.

 

Conforti, Joseph M. 1995. "New Class Divisions in the United States."  Critical Sociology, Vol. 21, No. 2: 43-52.

 

Crowie, Jefferson.  1999.  Capital Moves:  RCA's 70-Year Quest for Cheap Labor.  Ithaca and London:  Cornell University Press.

 

Dassbach, Carl H.A.  1993/94.  "The Japanese World of Work and North American Factories."  Critical Sociology, Vol. 20, No. 1: 3-30.

 

Dicken, Peter.  2007.  Global Shift:  Mapping the Changing Contours of the World Economy.  5th Ed.  New York and London:  Guilford.

 

Dudley, Kathryn Marie.  1994.  The End of the Line:  Lost Jobs, New Lives in Postindustrial America.  Chicago and London:  University of Chicago Press.

 

Editors.   2003.  "Review of the Month:  What Recovery?"  Monthly Review, Vol. 54, No. 11, April: 1-13.

 

Ehrenreich, Barbara.  2001.  Nickled and Dimed:  On (Not) Getting By in America.  New York:  Henry Holt.

 

Epstein, Cynthia Fuchs and Arne L. Kalleberg, eds.  2004.  Fighting for Time:  Shifting Boundaries of Work and Social Life.  New York:  Russell Sage Foundation.

 

Finnegan, William.  1999.  Cold New World:  Growing Up in Harder Country.  New York:  The Modern Library.

 

Fletcher, William, Jr.  2003.  "Can US Workers Embrace Anti-Imperialism?"  Monthly Review, Vol. 55, No. 3, July-August: 93-108.

 

Foster, John Bellamy.  2003.  "The New Age of Imperialism."  Monthly Review, Vol. 55, No. 3, July-August: 1-14.

 

Franklin, Raymond S. 

---        1993/94a.  "The Postindustrial Paradox:  Growing Class Inequalities, Declining Class Politics."  Critical Sociology, Vol. 20, No. 1: 103-112.

---        1993/94b. "Reply to Lembcke."  Critical Sociology, Vol. 20, No. 1: 119-20.

 

Geis, Martha.  2004.  Up All Night.  Cornvallis:  Oregon State University Press.

 

Hahnel, Robin.  1999.  Panic Rules!  Everything You Need to Know About the Global Economy.  Boston:  South End.

 

Harrison, Bennett.  1994.  Lean and Mean:  The Changing Landscape of Corporate Power in the Age of Flexibility.  New York:  Basic Books.

 

Hurst, Charles E.  2004.  Social Inequality:  Forms, Causes, Consequences.  Boston:  Pearson.

 

Klein, Naomi.  1999.  No Logo:  Money, Marketing and the Growing Anti-Corporate Movement.  New York:  Picador.

 

Kotz, David.  2003.  "Neoliberalism and the US Economic Expansion of the '90s."  Monthly Review, Vol. 54, No. 11, April: 15-33.

 

Kotz, David M. and Martin H. Wolfson.  2004.  "Deja Vu All Over Again:  The 'New' Economy in Historical Perspective."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 28, No. 4, Winter: 25-44.

 

Kozol, Jonathan.  1991.  Savage Inequalities:  Children in American Schools.  New York:  Harper Perennial.

 

Lembke, Jerry Lee. 1993/94. "Growing Class Inequalities and Declining Class Politics: Where's the Paradox? Comment on Franklin." Critical Sociology, Vol. 20, No. 1: 113-118.

 

Lipper, Joanna.  2004.  Growing Up Fast.  New York:  Picador.

 

MacEwan, Arthur.  1994.  "Globalization and Stagnation."  Monthly Review, Vol. 46, No. 11, April: 1-16.

 

Monthly Review.  2001.  "Special Issue on the New Economy:  Myth and Reality."  Monthly Review, Vol. 52, No. 11, April.

 

Newman, Katherine S.  1988.  Falling From Grace:  The Experience of Downward Mobility in the American Middle Class.  New York:  Random House.

 

Portz, John.  1990.  The Politics of Plant Closings.  Lawrence:  University Press of Kansas.

 

Pressler, Harriet B.  2003.  Working in a 24/7 Economy:  Challenges for American Families.  New York:  Russell Sage Foundation.

 

Rachleff, Peter.  2006.  "Welcome to the Service Economy."  MRZine, September 2.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/rachleff020906.html.

 

Ranney, David.  2003.  Global Decisions, Local Collisions:  Urban Life in the New World Order.  Philadelphia:  Temple University Press.

 

Rossides, Daniel W.  1997.  Social Stratification:  The Interplay of Class, Race, and Gender, 2nd Ed.  Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Prentice Hall.

 

Rubin, Beth A.  1996.  Shifts in the Social Contract:  Understanding Change in American Society.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Pine Forge.

 

Rubin, Lillian.

---        1976.  Worlds of Pain:  Life in the Working Class Family.  New York:  Basic Books. 

---        1994.  Families on the Fault Line:  America's Working Class Speaks About the Family, the Economy, Race and Ethnicity.  New York:  Harper Perennial.

 

Schaeffer, Robert K.   1997.  Understanding Globalization:  The Social Consequences of Political, Economic and Environmental Change.  Lanham, MD:  Rowman and Littlefield.

 

Scipes, Kim.  2004.  “International Income Inequality:  Wither the United States?’  Z Net:  August 18.  www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionid=13&itemid=6061.

 

Sheak, Robert J.  1995.  "US Capitalism, 1972-1992:  The Jobs Problem."  Critical Sociology, Vol. 21, No. 1: 33-58.

 

Shipler, David K.  2005.  The Working Poor:  Invisible in America.  New York:  Alfred A. Knopf.

 

Tait, Vanessa.  1997.  "Planning for Diversity:  Preserving Local Manufacturing Jobs in an Era of Global Economic Transformation."  Critical Sociology, Vol. 23, No. 1: 33-58.

 

Tilly, Charles.  1998.  Durable Inequality.  Berkeley and Los Angeles:  University of California Press.

 

Weis, Lois.  2004.  Class Reunion:  The Remaking of the American White Working Class.  New York and London:  Routledge.

 

Wilson, William Julius.

---        1987.  The Truly Disadvantaged:  The Inner City, the Underclass and Public Policy.  Chicago and London:  University of Chicago Press.

---        1996.  When Work Disappears:  The World of the New Urban Poor.  New York:  Vintage.

 

Yates, Michael D.  2001.  "The 'New' Economy and the Labor Movement."  Monthly Review, Vol. 52, No. 11, April: 28-42.

 

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Automobile

 

Babson, Steve.  1996.  "UAW, Lean Production, and Labor-Management Relations at Auto Alliance" in Clark and Yanarella, eds.:  81-100.

 

Tucker, Jerry.  2008.   "Interview with Jerry Tucker, former UAW Official, on the US Auto Industry in Crisis."  MrZine, November 23, 2008.  On-line at http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/tucker231108.html.

 

Garments/Textiles

 

Bonacich, Edna, Lucie Cheng, Norma Chinchilla, Nora Hamilton, and Paul Ong, eds.  1994.  Global Production:  The Apparel Industry in the Pacific Rim.  Philadelphia:  Temple University Press.

 

Collins, Jane L.  2003.  Threads:  Gender, Labor and Power in the Global Apparel Industry.  Chicago:  University of Chicago Press.

 

Ross, Robert J.S.  2004.  Slaves to Fashion:  Poverty and Abuse in the New Sweatshops.  Ann Arbor:  University of Michigan Press.

 

Scipes, Kim.  1996.  Chapter 7, "Organization in Bataan." in Kim Scipes,  KMU:  Building Genuine Trade Unionism in the Philippines, 1980-1994.  Quezon City, Metro Manila:  New Day Publishers.  (Available from http://www.kabayancentral.com/book/newday/mb1009609.html.)

 

Grocery Work/Distribution

 

Lund, John and Christopher Wright.  2003.  "Building Union Power Through the Supply Chain:  Mapping Opportunities and Jurisdictional Boundaries in Grocery Distribution.'  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 27, No. 4, Winter: 59-76.

 

 

Hotels and Hospitality

 

Adler, Patricia A. and Peter Adler.  2004.  Paradise Laborers:  Hotel Work in the Global Economy.  Ithaca and London:  Cornell University Press.

 

 

Nursing Homes

 

Gass, Thomas Edward.  2004.  Nobody's Home:  Candid Reflections of a Nursing Home Aide.  Ithaca and London:  Cornell University Press,

 

 

Telecommunications

 

Neimeijer, Marsha.  2004.  "Upheaval Rocks Canadian Telecom Sector."  Labor Notes, July.  NEED URL

 

 

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SECTION 3:   Workers Around the World:

 

Countries Included to date--more will be added over time:  Barbados, Brazil, Canada, China, Haiti, Indonesia, Mexico, Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, and Venezuela.

 

GENERAL OVERVIEW

 

Bond, Patrick, Darlene Miller and Greg Ruiters.  2000.  "The Southern African Working Class:  Production, Reproduction and Politics" in Panitchand Leys, eds.: 119-142.

 

Burkett, Paul and Martin Hart-Landsberg.  2002.  Development, Crisis and Class Struggle:  Learning from Japan and East Asia.  New York:  St. Martin's Press.

 

Cohen, Robin, Peter C.W. Gutkind, and Phyllis Brazier, eds.  1979.  Peasants and Proletarians:  The Struggles of Third World Workers.  New York:  Monthly Review Press.

 

Deyo, Frederic.  1989.  Beneath the Miracle: Labor Subordination in the New Asian Industrialization.  Berkeley and Los Angeles:  University of California Press.

 

Ford, Michele.  2004.  "New Forms of Labour Activism:  A Southeast Asian Perspective."    On-line at www.griffith.edu.au/school/gbs/irl/airaanz2004/papers/Ford_010.pdf.

 

KMU.  1993.  "The ICFTU: 'Tainted with Blood and Bribery."  South African Labour Bulletin, Vol. 17, No. 5, Sept-Oct.: 60-65.

 

Jose, A.V., ed.  2002.  Organized Labour in the 21st Century.  Geneva:  International Institute for Labour Studies.

 

Lambert, Rob and Eddie Webster.  2001.  "Southern Unionism and the New Labor Internationalism."  Antipode, Vol. 33, No. 3337-362.  Posted on-line at www.geog.psu.edu/courses/geog497labor/Readings/Lambert&Webster2001_New_Labour_Internationalism.pdf.

 

Munck, Ronaldo.  1988.  The New International Labour Studies:  An Introduction.  London:  Zed Press.

 

Nash, June and Maria Patricia Fernandez-Kelly, eds.  1983.  Women and Men and the International Division of Labor.  Albany:  State University of New York Press.

 

Ong, Aiwha.  1997.  "The Gender and Labor Politics of Postmodernity" in The Politics of Culture in the Shadow of Capital.  Durham, NC:  Duke University Press: 61-97.

 

SALB. 1991.  "Toward a New Labour Internationalism."  South African Labour Bulletin, Vol. 15, No. 7: 12-43.

 

Southall, Roger, ed.  1988.  Trade Unions and the New Industrialisation of the Third World.  London:  Zed Press.

 

Spooner, Dave.  1989.  Partners or Predators:  International Trade Unionism and Asia.  Hong Kong:  Asia Labour Monitor.

 

 

BARBADOS

 

Freeman, Carla.  2000.  High Tech and High Heels in the Global Economy:  Women, Work, and Pink-Collar Identities in the Caribbean.  Durham, NC:  Duke University Press.

   

BRAZIL

 

Beynon, Huw and Jose Ramalho.  2000.  "Democracy and Class Struggle in Brazil" in Leo Panitch and Colin Leys, eds.  Socialist Register, 2001, "Working Classes, Global Realities.  London:  Merlin Press:  219-237.

 

Guidry, John A.  2003.  "Not Just Another Labor Party:  The Workers' Party and Democracy in Brazil."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 28, No. 1, Spring: 83-108.

 

Scipes, Kim.  2013.  "Book Review:  Rise and Decline of Brazil's New Unionism:  The Politics of the Central Unica dos Trabalhadores by Jeffrey Sluyter-Beltrao."  Working USA, Vol. 16, No. 3, September: 442-444. 

 

Seidman, Gay.  1994.  Manufacturing Militance:  Workers' Movements in Brazil and South Africa, 1970-1985.  Berkeley and Los Angeles:  University of California Press.

Sluyter-Beltrao, Jeffrey.  2010.  Rise and Decline of Brazil's New Unionism:  The Politics of the Central Unica dos Trahalbadores.  Oxford, UK and Bern, Switzerland:  Peter Lang.

 

 

CANADA

 

Broad, Dave. 1995. "Globalization, Free Trade, and Canadian Labor." Critical Sociology, Vol. 21, No. 2: 19-42.

 

Kumar, Pradeep and Gregor Murray.  2002.  "Canadian Union Strategies in the Context of Change."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 26, No. 4, Winter: 1-28.

 

Murray, Gregor.  1998.  "Steeling for Change:  Organization and Organizing in Two USWA Districts in Canada" in Bronfenbrenner, et. al., eds.: 320-338.

 

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CHINA

 

Lee, Ching Kwan.  2007.  Against the Law:  Labor Protests in China's Rustbelt and Sunbelt.  Berkeley and Los Angeles:  University of California Press.

 

Rofel, Lisa.  1999.  Other Modernities.  Berkeley and Los Angeles:  University of California Press.

 

Smith, Brendan and Jeremy Brecher and Tim Costello.  2006.  "China's Emerging Labor Movement."  Portside, October 9.  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=103&itemID=11152.

 

Weil, Robert.  2006.  "Conditions of the Working Classes in China."  Monthly Review, Vol. 58, No. 2, June.  On-line at www.monthlyreview.org/0606weil.htm.

 

 

HAITI

 

Jordan, James.  2010.  "The Labor Movement in Haiti:  A Personal Reflection."  Narco News Bulletin, March 3.  On-line at www.narconews.com/Issue64/article4069.html.

 

Sprague, Jeb and Wadner Pierre.

---        2007.  "Haiti:  Pain at the Pump Spurs Strike Action."  Inter Press Service News Agency, June 19.  On-line at http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=38228.

---        2007.  Haiti:  Workers Protest Privatisation Layoffs."  Inter Press Service News Agency, July 24.  On-line at http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=38646.

 

 

INDONESIA

 

Greenfield, Gerard.  2000.  "Organizing, Protest and Working Class Self-Activity:  Reflections on East Asia" in Leo Panitch and Colin Leys, eds.  Socialist Register, 2001, "Working Classes, Global Realities."  London:  Merlin Press: 239-248.

 

LaBotz, Dan.  2001.  Made in Indonesia:  Indonesian Workers Since Suharto.  Boston:  South End Press.

 

Scipes, Kim.  2003.  "Book Review:  Made in Indonesia:  Indonesian Workers Since Suharto by Dan LaBotz."  Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations, Vol. 58, No. 4, Fall: 722-724.

 

 

MEXICO

 

Bacon, David. 

---        2004.  The Children of NAFTA:  Labor Wars on the US/Mexico Border.  Berkeley and Los Angeles:  University of California Press.

---        2012.  "Mexico's Labor Law Reform Sparks Massive Protest."  In These Times, October 18.  On-line at www.zcommunications.org/contents/189211/print.

 

Cockroft, James, D.  2009.  "International Tribunal on Trade Union Freedom Condemns Mexican Presidency."  Z Net, November 1.  On-line at www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/23010.

 

Cravey, Altha J.  1998.  Women at Work in Mexico's Maquiladoras.  Lanham, MD:  Roman and Littlefield.

 

Fletcher, Bill.  2004.  "NAFTA's Knife:  Class Warfare Across the US-Mexico Border," a review of David Bacon's Children of NAFTA:  Labor Wars on the US/Mexico BorderMonthly Review, Vol. 55, No. 10, March.  Posted on-line at www.monthlyreview.org/0304fletcher.htm.

 

Hart-Landsberg, Martin.  2002.  "Challenging Neoliberal Myths:  A Critical Look at the Mexican Experience.  Monthly Review, Vol. 54, No. 7, December: 14-27.

 

Hathaway, Dale.  2000.  Allies Across the Border:  Mexico's 'Authentic Labor Front' and Global Solidarity.  Boston:  South End Press.

 

Kimhardt, Jorge Basque.  2001.  "Accomplishments and Limitations of the Mexican Export Project."  (Translated by Enrique C. Ochoa.)  Latin American Perspectives, Vol. 28, No. 3, May.

 

La Botz, Dan.  2009.  "Mexican Electrical Workers Union Changes Strategy in Face of Calderon Government's Intransigence." Z Net, December 14. On-line at www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/23360.

 

Quintana, Victor.  2004.  “Why the Mexican Rural Sector Can’t Take It Anymore” in Gonzales, et al., eds.: 249-262.

 

Salzinger, Leslie.  2003.  Genders in Production:  Making Workers in Mexico's Global Factories.  Berkeley and Los Angeles:  University of California Press.

 

 

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PHILIPPINES

 

Broad, Robin.  1988.  Unequal Alliance:  The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Philippines.  Berkeley and Los Angeles:  University of California Press.

 

Bruskin, Gene.  1985.  "Jeepney Drivers Strike in Philippines."  Dollars and Sense, April: 12-13.

 

Butler, Alice.  1988.  "ILR Interview-Crispin Beltran, Chair of KMU:  'It's Worse Than Marcos'."  International Labour Reports, No. 27-28, Summer: 18-19.

 

Carroll, John J.  1961.  "Philippine Labor Unions."  Philippine Studies, April: 220-224.

 

Chant, Sylvia and Cathy McIlwaine.  1995.  Women of a Lesser Cost:  Female Labor, Foreign Exchange and Philippine Development.  London:  Pluto Press.

 

Dejillas, Leopoldo.  1994.  Trade Union Behavior in the Philippines, 1946-1990.  Quezon City, Metro Manila:  Ateneo de Manila University Press.

 

EILER.  1988.  GTU:  Genuine Trade Unionism. Quezon City, Metro Manila:  Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research.

 

Hutchison, Jane. 

---        1992.  "Women in the Philippines' Garment Export Industry."  Journal of Contemporary Asia, Vol. 22, No. 4: 471-489.

---        2004.  Export Opportunities:  Women Workers Organizing in the Philippine Garments Industry.  Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation in Politics from Murdoch University, Australia.  On-line at http://wwwlib.murdoch.edu.au/adt/pubfiles/adt-MU20050201.155254/02Whole.pdfThis dissertation is important because this case of Philippine women garment workers questions the traditional NIDL (New International Division of Labor) thesis that economic globalization hinders workers' ability to organize and improve their social situation.

 

International Labour Reports.  1984.  "The New Challenge:  The Rise of Labour Militancy in the Philippines."  International Labour Reports, No. 5, September-October: 16-19.

 

Jackson, Henry.

---        1985.  "Women Workers in the Bataan Export Processing Zone:  We Can Fight."  International Labour Reports, No. 10, July-August: 13-17.

---        1987.  "Rolando Olalia:  Murdered."  International Labour Reports, No. 19, January-February: 7-8.

---        1987.  "Vigilantes."  International Labour Reports, No. 23, September-October: 25.

 

Jackson, Henry and Alice Butler.  1988.  "Union-Busting in BEPZ."  International Labour Reports, No. 27-28, Summer:  22.

 

Jagan, Larry and John Cunnington. 1987.  Social Volcano:  Sugar Workers in the Philippines.  London:  War on Want Campaigns, Ltd.

 

Kerkvliet, Melinda Tria.  1992.  Manila Workers' Unions, 1900-1950.  Quezon City, Metro Manila:  New Day Publishers.

 

KMU International Department.  1987.  Right Wing Vigilantes in Labor Repression in the Philippines.  Manila:  Kilusang Mayo Uno Labor Center.

 

Labog, Elmer.  1988.  "Occupational Health and Hazards in the Philippines."  Labour, Capital and Society, Vol. 21, No. 2, November: 295-306.

 

Lee, Robyn.  1987.  "The Heir Apparent:  Kilusang Mayo Uno and the Radical Tradition in Philippine Labour" in Peter Krinks, eds., The Philippines Under Aquino.  Canberra:  Australian Development Studies Network.

 

McCoy, Albert W.  1984.  "The Iloilo General Strike:  Defeat of the Proletariat in a Philippine Colonial City."  Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, Vol. 15, No. 2, September: 330-364.

 

Ofreneo, Rosalinda Pineda.  1994.  "The Philippine Garment Industry" in Edna Bonacich, Lucie Cheng, Norma Chinchilla, Nora Hamilton, and Paul Ong, eds.  Global Production:  The Apparel Industry in the Pacific Rim.  Philadelphia:  Temple University Press: 162-179.

 

Philippine Labor Alert.  1993.  "KMU Moves Ahead Despite Split and Threatened Disaffiliations."  Philippine Labor Alert, No. 29, September-December: 1-5.

 

Philippine Support Group.  1985.  Genuine Trade Unionism in the Philippines:  Report of the UK Philippine Support Group Trade Union Committee Delegation, April 13-May 17, 1985.  London:  Philippine Support Group.

 

Ramos, Elias T.  1976.  The Philippine Labor Movement in Transition.  Quezon City, Metro Manila:  New Day Publishers.

 

Scipes, Kim. 

---        1986.  "The Labor Movement in the Philippines."  Labor Notes, April: 8-9, 13.

---        1986.  "Trade Union Education in the Philippines:  Its Role in the Struggle for National Liberation."  Trade Union Studies Journal {London], No. 13: 18-19.

---        1990.  "Aquino's Total War and the KMU."  Z Magazine, January:  116-121.

---        1990.  "Interview with Cleofe Zapanta, Secretary General of the KMK [women workers' organization] of the Philippines."  Z Magazine, May: 105-107.

---        1990  “Learning from the KMU:  Alliance Building” in Don Fitz and David Roediger, editors, Within the Shell of the Old:  Essays on Workers’ Self Organization.  Chicago:  Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company: 81-88.

---        1990.  “Three Weeks with the KMU in the Philippines.”  Workers' Democracy, No. 36, September-October:  1-7. 

---        1993.  “Radical Labor in the Time of Marcos and Aquino:  The Development of the Kilusang Mayo Uno.”  Solidarity [Solidaridad Publications, Manila], No. 139-140, July-December: 35-68.

---        1996.  KMU:  Building Genuine Trade Unionism in the Philippines, 1980-1994.  Quezon City, Metro Manila:  New Day Publishers.  (Available from http://www.kabayancentral.com/book/newday/mb1009609.html.)

---        1999/2000.“Review of the Month:  Global Economic Crisis, Neoliberal Solutions, and the Philippines.”  Monthly Review, Vol. 51, No. 7, December 1999: 1-14.  [Posted on-line at  www.monthlyreview.org/1299scip.htm.]  [This article, with minimal editing, was republished as “Detrimental Development:  The Global Economic Crisis and the Philippines.”  Indicator South Africa:  The Barometer of Social Trends [University of Natal, Durban], Vol. 17, No. 1, March 2000: 87-90.]

---        2000.  “Communicating Labor Internationalism:  The KMU’s ‘International Solidarity Affair’.”  January 3.  www.antenna.nl/~waterman/scipes.html [This site, created and maintained by Peter Waterman, is known as “The Global Solidarity Dialogue” Site, and features “Analysis, Theory and Strategy” toward building global solidarity.]

---        2001.  “Round Two: People’s Power in the Philippines Removes Another President.”  Z Net Daily [e-mail] Commentary, Z Magazine, January 25  (Posted at www.zmag.org/Zsustainers/Zdaily/2001-01/25scipes.htm, and at www.canadiandimension.mb.ca/extra/x0217ks.htm.)

 

Seldon, Mark Gerundo Dagoob and Nita Mahinay.  1990.  "Interview with Philippine Sugar Workers."  Bulletin of Concerned Asian Studies, Vol. 22, No. 4, October-December: 28-36.

 

Sibal, Jorge V.  2006.  "A Century of the Philippine Labor Movement."  Illawarra Unity--Journal of the Illawara Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, Vol. 6, No. 1.  On-line at www.uow.edu.au/~morgan/graphics/unity41sibal.pdf.

 

Watts, Simon and Henry Jackson.  1986.  "Morong:  Closed by People's Strike."  International Labour Reports, No. 22, July-August: 17.

 

West, Lois A. 

---        1989.  "Political Unionism, Development and Democratization in the Philippines."  Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Sociology, University of California at Berkeley.

---        1991.  "US Foreign Policy and the Case of Militant Political Unionism in the Philippines."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 16, No. 4, Winter: 48-75.

---        1997.  Militant Labor in the Philippines.  Philadelphia:  Temple University Press.

 

Williamson, Hugh. 

---        1988. "Brand New Repression."  International Labour Reports, No. 27-28, Summer: 20-21.

---        1988.  "Fear and Death in the 'Devil's Union'."  Philippine Labor Alert, April-August: 7-8.

 

Wurfel, David.  1959.  "Trade Union Development and Labor Relations Policy in the Philippines."  Industrial and Labor Relations Review, July: 562-608.

 

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SOUTH AFRICA

 

Adler, Glenn and Eddie Webster.  1995.  "Challenging Transition Theory:  The Labor Movement, Radical Reform, and Transition to Democracy in South Africa."  Politics and Society, Vol. 23, No. 1: 75-106.

 

Adler, Glenn and Eddie Webster.  1999.  "The Labour Movement, Radical Reform, and the Transition to Democracy in South Africa" in Peter Waterman and Ronaldo Munck, eds.  Labour Worldwide in the Era of Globalization:  Alternative Union Models in the New World Order.  London: Macmillan: 133-157.

 

Adler, Glenn, Judy Maller and Eddie Webster.  1992.  "Unions, Direct Action and Transition in South Africa" in Normal Etherington, ed.  Peace, Politics and Violence in the New South Africa.  London: Hans Zell Publishers: 306-343.

 

Adler, Glenn and Eddie Webster, eds.  2000.  Trade Unions and Democratization in South Africa, 1985-1997.  London:  Macmillan.

 

Allen, Mike.  1987.  "ILR Interview-Jay Naidoo, General Secretary of COSATU:  'Here to Stay'."  International Labour Reports, No. 23, September-October: 17-18.

 

Barchiesi, Franco.

---        1996.  "South Africa in Transition: Scenarios Facing Organized Labor." Critical Sociology, Vol. 22, No. 3: 79-112. 

---        1999.  "The Public Health Strikes in South Africa."  Monthly Review, Vol. 51, No. 5, October: 15-19.

---        2007.  "Privatization and the Historical Trajectory of 'Social Movement Unionism':  A Case Study of Municipal Workers in Johannesburg, South Africa."  International Labor and Working Class History, No. 71, Spring: 50-69.

 

Baskin, Jeremy. 

---        1991.  Striking Back:  A History of COSATU.  Johannesburg:  Ravan Press.

---        1996.  "Unions at the Crossroads:  Can They Make the Transition?"  South African Labour Bulletin, Vol. 20, No. 1: 8-16.

 

Berger, Iris.  1989.  "Gender and Working-Class History:  South Africa in Comparative Perspective."  Journal of Women's History, Vol. 1, No. 2: 117-133.

 

Bezuidenhout, Andries.  2002.  "Toward Global Social Movement Unionism:  Trade Union Responses to Globalization in South Africa" in Jose, ed.: 373-406.

 

Bird, Adrienne and Geoff Schreiner.  1992.  "COSATU at the Crossroads:  Towards Tripartite Corporatism or Democratic Socialism?"  South African Labour Bulletin, Vol. 16, No. 6: 22-32.

 

Bonner, Phil.  1987.  "Overview:  Strikes and the Independent Trade Unions" in Maree, ed.: 55-61.

 

Buhlungu, Sakhela.

---        1994a.  "COSATU and the Elections."  South African Labour Bulletin, Vol. 18, No. 2: 7-17.

---        1994b.  "The Big Brain Drain:  Union Officials in the 1990s."  South African Labour Bulletin, Vol. 18, No. 3: 25-32.

---        1995.  "Workplace Change for Who?"  South African Labour Bulletin, Vol. 19, No. 6: 53-58.

 

Buhlungu, Sakhela, ed.  2006.  Trade Unions and Democracy:  COSATU Workers' Political Attitudes in South Africa.  Cape Town:  Human Sciences Research Council.

 

Collins, Deanne.  1994.  "Worker Control."  South African Labour Bulletin, Vol. 18, No. 3: 33-42.

 

Congress of South African Trade Unions.

---        1992.  Our Political Economy:  Understanding the Problems.  Johannesburg:  COSATU Education Department.

---        1997. Report of the September Commission of Enquiry into the Future of the Trade Unions.  Johannesburg:  COSATU.

 

Cronin, Jeremy.  2002.  "1.  Post-Apartheid South Africa:  A Reply to John Saul."  Monthly Review, Vol. 54, No. 7, December: 28-42.

 

Deszi, Ashwin.

---        We Are the Poors:  Community Struggles in Post-Apartheid South Africa New York:  Monthly Review Press.

---        "Neoliberalism and Resistance in South Africa."  Monthly Review, Vol. 54, No. 8, January: 16-28.

 

Desai, Ashwin and Karl von Holdt.  1994.  "The Auto Industry Strike:  Industry Restructuring or Wage Militance?"  South African Labour Bulletin, Vol. 18, No. 5: 71-75.

 

Dropkin, Greg.  1995.  "The Making of the 'Superfed."  International Labour Reports, No. 12, November-December: 18-21.

 

Forrest, Kally.  2005.  Asijiki:  A History of the South Africa Commercial Catering and Allied Workers Union (SACCAWU).  Johannesburg:  STE Publishers.

 

Friedman, Steven.  1987.  Building Tomorrow Today:  African Workers in Trade Unions, 1970-1985.  Johannesburg:  Ravan Press.

 

Gaus, Mischa. 2012.  "South African Miners Win through Wildcats."  Labor Notes, September 24.  On-line at www.zcommunications.org/contents/188640/print.

 

Hindson, Doug.  1987.  "Overview:  Trade Unions and Politics" in Maree, ed.: 208-217.

 

ICFTU.  1984.  African Workers Under Apartheid.  Brussels:  International Confederation of Free Trade Unions.

 

Institute for Industrial Education.  1979.  "The Durban Strikes:  South Africa 1973" in Robin Cohen, Peter C.W. Gutkind, and Phyllis Brazier, eds.  Peasants and Proletarians:  The Struggles of Third World Workers.  New York:  Monthly Review Press: 401-417.

 

International Labour Reports.

---        1985.  "South Africa:  Unity--A New Era for Independent Unions."  International Labour Reports, No. 12, November-December: 17-27.

---        1986.  "Ten Years After Soweto:  Unions and the Political War in South Africa."  International Labour Reports, No. 16, July-August: 20-24.

---        1987.  "South Africa:  COSATU's Challenge."  International Labour Reports, No. 22, July-August: 7-10.

---        1989.  "COSATU:  Driving Out Apartheid."  International Labour Reports, No. 39, May-June: 7-12.

 

Joffe, Avril, Judy Maller, and Eddie Webster.  1995.  "South Africa's Industrialization:  The Challenge Facing Labor" in Stephen Frenkel and Jeffrey Harrod, eds.  Industrial and Labor Relations:  Seven Case Studies.  Ithaca, NY:  ILR Press.

 

Keet, Dot.  1992.  "Shop Stewards and Worker Control."  South African Labour Bulletin, Vol. 16, No. 5: 29-38.

 

Kraak, Gerald. 1993.  Breaking the Chains:  Labour in South Africa in the 1970s and 1980s.  London and Boulder, CO:  Zed Press.

 

Lambert, Rob. 

---        1988.  "Political Unionism in South Africa:  The South African Congress of Trade Unions, 1955-65."  Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Witswatersrand University, Johannesburg.

---        1998.  "Dancing with Dictators:  South Africa and Indonesia."  South African Labour Bulletin, Vol. 22, No. 1, February: 6-13.

 

Lambert, Rob and Eddie Webster.  1988.  "The Re-emergence of Political Unionism in Contemporary South Africa?" in William Cobbett and Robin Cohen, eds.  Popular Struggles in South Africa.  London:  James Currey: 20-41.

 

Leger, Jean.  1988.  "From Fatalism to Mass Action:  The South African Union of Mineworkers Struggle for Safety and Health."  Labour, Capital and Society, Vol. 21, No. 2, November: 270-292.

 

Lewis, Jon.  1987.  "Overview:  The Registration Debate and Industrial Councils" in Maree, ed.:  170-175.

 

Luckhard, K. and B. Wall.  1981.  Organize ... or Starve!  The History of the South African Congress of Trade Unions London:  Lawrence and Wishart.

 

Mac Shane, Denis.  1984.  "South African Black Unions Keep Growing."  International Labour Reports, No. 6, November-December: 21-22.

 

Mac Shane, Denis, Martin Plaut and David Ward.  1984.  Power!  Black Workers, Their Unions, and the Struggle for Freedom in South Africa.  Boston:  South End Press.

 

Marcuse, Peter.  1995.  "Transitions in South Africa:  To What?"  Monthly Review, November: 38-52.

 

Maree, Johann.  1987.  "Overview:  Emergence of the Independent Trade Union Movement" in Maree, ed.: 1-11.

 

Maree, Johann and Debbie Budlender.  1987.  "Overview:  State Policy and Labor Legislation:  in Maree, ed.: 116-123.

 

Maree, Johann and Shane Godfrey.  1995.  "Toward Mesocorporativism in the South African Textile Industry" in Stephen Frenkel and Jeffrey Harrod, eds.  Industrialization and Labor Relations:  Contemporary Research in Seven Countries.  Ithaca, NY: ILR Press: 113-142.

 

Maree, Johann, ed.  1987.  The Independent Trade Unions, 1974-1984:  Ten Years of the South African Labour Bulletin.  Johannesburg:  Ravan Press.

 

Marx, Anthony W.

---        1992.  Lessons of Struggle:  South African Internal Opposition, 1960-1990.  New York and Oxford:  Oxford University Press.

---        Making Race and Nation:  A Comparison of the United States, South Africa and Brazil.  Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press.

 

Mayekiso, Moses.  1992.  "Socialists and the Trade Unions" in Alex Callinicos, ed.  Beyond Apartheid and Capitalism:  Conversations with South African Socialists.  Reading, England:  Cox and Wyman, Ltd.: 105-113.

 

Pilay, Devon.  1990.  "COSATU:  Driving Out Apartheid."  International Labour Reports, No. 39, May-June: 7-10.

 

Rachleff, Peter.  2000.  "The Current Crisis of the South African Labor Movement."  Presented at the North American Labor History Conference, Detroit, October.

 

SACCAWU.  1991.  Sharing the Load:  the Struggle for Gender Equality, Parental Rights and Childcare.  Johannesburg:  South African Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers Union.

 

Saul, John S.

---        2001.  "Cry for the Beloved Country:  The Post-Apartheid Denouement."  Monthly Review, Vol. 52, No. 8, January: 1-51.

---        2002.  "2.  Starting from Scratch?  A Reply to Jeremy Cronin."  Monthly Review, Vol. 54, No. 7, December: 43-57.

 

Schreiner, Geoff.  1994.  "Restructuring the Labour Movement After Apartheid."  South African Labour Bulletin, Vol. 18, No. 3: 43-49.

 

Scipes, Kim.  2003.  "Social Movement Unionism:  Can We Apply the Theoretical Conceptualization to the New Unions in South Africa--And Beyond?"  On-line at www.labournet.de/diskussion/gewerkschaft/smuandsa.html.

 

Seidman, Gay.  1994.  Manufacturing Militance:  Workers' Movements in Brazil and South Africa, 1970-1985.  Berkeley and Los Angeles:  University of California Press.

 

Von Holdt, Karl. 

---        2002.  "Social Movement Unionism:  The Case of South Africa."  Work, Employment and Society, Vol. 16, No. 2, June: 283-304.

---        2003.  Transition From Below:  Forging Trade Unionism and Workplace Change in South Africa.  Pietermaritzburg:  University of Natal Press.

 

Webster, Eddie.

---        1984.  "The International Metalworkers' Federation in South Africa."  South African Labour Bulletin, Vol. 9, No. 6: 72-94.

---        1985.  Cast in a Racial Mould:  Labor Process and Trade Unionism in the Foundries.  Johannesburg:  Ravan Press.

 

Webster, Eddie and Sakhela Buhlungu.  2004.  "Between Marginalization and Revitalisation?  The State of Trade Unionism in South Africa."  Review of African Political Economy, Vol. 31, No. 100, June: 229-245.  (Accessible at www.geog.psu.edu/courses/geog497labor/Readings/Webster&Buhlungu03_ROAPE.doc.)

 

Wood, Geoffrey.  2002.  "Organizing Unionism and the Possibilities for Perpetuating a Social Movement Role:  Representativity, Politics and COSATU."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 26, No. 4, Winter: 29-50.

 

 

SOUTH KOREA

 

Bello, Walden and Stephanie Rosenfeld.  1990.  "Korea:  A Model Unravels," Part I in Dragons in Distress:  Asia's Miracle Economies in Crisis.  San Francisco:  Institute for Food and Industrial Policy.

 

Chun, Soonok.  2003.  They Are Not Machines:  Korean Women Workers and Their Fight for Democratic Trade Unionism in the 1970s.  Aldershot, UK and Burlington, VT:  Ashgate.

 

Hart-Landsberg, Martin.  1993.  Rush to Development: Economic Change and Political Struggle in South Korea.  New York:  Monthly Review Press.

 

Ogle, George E.  1990.  South Korea:  Dissent Within the Economic Miracle.  London and New Jersey:  Zed Press.

 

Song, Ho Keun.  2002.  "Labour Unions in the Republic of Korea:  Challenge and Choice" in Jose, ed.: 199-237.

 

 

THAILAND

 

Mills, Mary Beth. 

---        1999.  Thai Women in the Global Labor Force:  Consuming Desires, Contested Selves.  New Brunswick, NJ:  Rutgers University Press.

---        2005.  "From Nimble Fingers to Raised Fists:  Women and Labor Activism in Globalizing Thailand."  Sings:  Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Vol. 31, No. 1.  On-line at www.journals.uchicago.edu/SIGNS/journal/issues/v31n1/310103/310103.text.html.

 

 

 

UNITED KINGD0M

 

Fiorito, Jack.  2004.  "Union Renewal and the Organizing Model in the United Kingdom."  Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 29, No. 2, Summer: 21-54.

 

Woolfson, Charles and John Foster.  1988.  Track Record:  The Story of the Caterpillar Occupation.  London and New York:  Verso.

 

 

VENEZUELA

 

Albrecht, Hermann.  2009.  "Venezuela: Five Iron and Steel Plants and the Carabobo Ceramics Nationalised."  Z Net, June 2.  On-line at www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/21593.

 

Ellner, Steve. 

---        1999.  "The Impact of Privatization on Labor in Venezuela:  Radical Reorganization or Moderate Adjustment."  Political Power and Social Theory, Vol. 13:  109-148.

---        2003.  "Organized Labor and the Challenge of Chavismo" in Steve Ellner and Daniel Hellinger, eds.  Venezuelan Politics in the Chavez Era:  Class Polarization and Conflict.  Boulder:  Lynne Rienner Publishers.

---        2005.  "The Emergence of a New Trade Unionism in Venezuela with Vestiges of the Past."  Latin American Perspectives, March-April.

 

Fuentes, Frederico.  2009.  "Venezuela:  'When the Working Class Roars, Capitalists Tremble'."  Green Left Weekly, June 2.  On-line at www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/21591.

 

Gindin, Jonah  2005.  "A Brief Recent History of Venezuela's Labor Movement:  Re-Organizing Venezuelan Labor," January 27, at www.iisg.nl/labouragain/documents/gindin.pdf.

 

Green, Daina and Barry Lipton.  2004.  "Report on Venezuela's Trade Union Situation," May 26, at www.venezuelanalaysis.com/print.php?artno=1183.

 

Janicke, Kiraz.  2009.  "Venezuela's National Union of Workers Holds Extraordinary Congress."  Venezuelanalysis.com, December 14.  On-line at www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/23355.

 

Maspero, Marcela.  2004.  "What Does the Union Nacional de Trabajadores Stand For?  New Trends in Venezuelan Labour, November 28, at www.iisg.nl/labouragain/documents/maspero.pdf.

 

Mather, Steve.  2006.  "The Real Fracture in Venezuela's Labor Movement  is Ideological:  The Second UNT Labor Congress One Month Later."  Venezuelanalysis.com, July 10.  On-line at www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1775`.

 

Munckton, Stuart. 

---        2007.  "Communal Power Versus Capitalism in Venezuela."  Green Left Weekly, May 27.  On-line at www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?sectionID=45&itemID=12929.

---        2007.  "The Struggle for Workers' Power in Venezuela."  Green Left Weekly, July 31.   On-line at www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=2107.

 

Wilpert, Gregory.  2003.  "Collision in Venezuela."  New Left Review, Vol. 21, May-June.  (On line at www.newleftreview.net/NLR25505.shtml.)

 

 

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