New Book: The Half-Life of Deindustrialization – Working-Class Writing about Economic Restructuring

By Sherry Lee Linkon. From University of Michigan Press: Starting in the late 1970s, tens of thousands of American industrial workers lost jobs in factories and mines. Deindustrialization had dramatic effects on those workers and their communities, but its longterm effects continue to ripple through working-class culture. Economic restructuring changed the experience of work, disrupted people’s … More New Book: The Half-Life of Deindustrialization – Working-Class Writing about Economic Restructuring

New Book: Class War, USA – Dispatches from Workers’ Struggles in American History

by Brandon Weber. From Haymarket Books: An engaging collection of riveting stories about working people in United States history fighting back in the darkest times. Class War, USA is a rich collection of stories about ordinary people who resisted oppression and exploitation against all odds. Brandon Weber’s succinct and vivid essays capture crucial moments of struggle … More New Book: Class War, USA – Dispatches from Workers’ Struggles in American History

Call for Papers: Socialism and Labor – Theory and Praxis

Socialism and Labor: Theory and Praxis Special Issue of Labor Studies Journal In conjunction with the 2018 United Association for Labor Education Annual Conference April 4-7, 2018 Seattle, Washington Many people believe that socialism as a viable economic system became unfeasible with the historical and political collapse of “actually existing socialism” in the Soviet Union … More Call for Papers: Socialism and Labor – Theory and Praxis

RRPE Call for Papers: Special Issue on Precarious and Informal Work

Special Issue Collective: Ronaldo Munck, Tamar Diana Wilson, Ipsita Chatterjee, Ron Baiman, Lucia Pradella, Carlos Salas Deadline for submissions: 30 November 2018  The concept of precarious work and employment has received much attention by scholars and organizations, such as the International Labour Organization especially after the global economic crisis of 2007–09, as the informal labor … More RRPE Call for Papers: Special Issue on Precarious and Informal Work

EPI: How today’s unions help working people

By Josh Bivens, Lora Engdahl, Elise Gould, Teresa Kroeger, Celine McNicholas, Lawrence Mishel, Zane Mokhiber, Heidi Shierholz, Marni von Wilpert, Ben Zipperer, and Valerie Wilson Americans have always joined together—whether in parent teacher associations or local community organizations—to solve problems and make changes that improve their lives and their communities. Through unions, people join together … More EPI: How today’s unions help working people