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Playing The Whore: The Work Of Sex Work
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Recent years have seen a panic over “online red-light districts,” which supposedly seduce vulnerable young women into a life of degradation, and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof’s live tweeting of a Cambodian brothel…
Stolen: How To Save The World From Financialisation
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A must-read polemic about why the 'recovery' from the 2007-08 crash mostly benefited the 1%, and how democratic socialism can save us from a new crash and climate catastrophe. For decades, it has been easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of…
The Canadian Labour Movement: A Short History
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In The Canadian Labour Movement , historian Craig Heron and political scientist Charles Smith tell the story of Canada's workers from the midnineteenth century through to today, painting a vivid picture of key developments, such as the birth of craft…
Subterranean Fire (updated Edition): A History Of Working-class Radicalism In The United States
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This revised and updated edition of Sharon Smith's accessible, critical history of the US labor movement examines the hidden radical history of workers' resistance from the nineteenth century to the present.
Holding The Line: Women In The Great Arizona Mine Strike Of 1983
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Walmart: Diary Of An Associate

Walmart: Diary Of An Associate

by HUGO MEUNIER

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|March 1, 2019

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In 2012, journalist Hugo Meunier went undercover as a Walmart employee for three months in St. Leonard, Quebec, just north of Montreal. In great detail, Meunier charts the daily life of an impoverished Walmart worker, referring to his shifts at the box store…
Strike!

Strike!

by Jeremy Brecher

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|June 11, 2020

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Involving nationwide general strikes, the seizure of vast industrial establishments, nonviolent direct action on a massive scale, and armed battles with artillery and tanks, this exciting hidden history is told from the point of view of the rank-and-file workers…
Unions Matter: Advancing Democracy, Economic Equality, and Social Justice
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Income inequality has risen rapidly over the past three decades. In Canada it is now at its highest level since 1928. One of the root causes: the consistent chipping away of labour rights. The labour movement has been left unable to maintain membership levels and…
Wages of Relief: Cities and the Unemployed in Prairie Canada, 1929-39
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In the early part of the Dirty Thirties, the Canadian prairie city was a relatively safe haven. Having faced recession before the Great War and then again in the early 1920s, municipalities already had relief apparatuses in place to deal with poverty and…
The Westray Tragedy: A Miner's Story

The Westray Tragedy: A Miner's Story

by Shaun Comish

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|January 1, 1993

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This is a must-read book for everyone who recalls the horror of hearing the news about the Westray mine disaster on May 9, 1992. Sean Comish provides a voice for the miners, those who witnessed the incompetence and complete disregard for safety in the mining…
Rethinking The Politics Of Labour In Canada, 2nd Ed.
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Precarious Game: The Illusion of Dream Jobs in the Video Game Industry
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A Precarious Game is an ethnographic examination of video game production. The developers that Ergin Bulut researched for almost three years in a medium-sized studio in the U.S. loved making video games that millions play. Only some, however, can enjoy this dream…
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