New Book by James Young: Union Power – The United Electrical Workers in Erie, Pennsylvania

From Monthly Review Press: If you’re lucky enough to be employed today in the United States, there’s about a one-in-ten chance that you’re in a labor union. And even if you’re part of that unionized 10 percent, chances are your union doesn’t carry much economic or political clout. But this was not always the case, … More New Book by James Young: Union Power – The United Electrical Workers in Erie, Pennsylvania

New Book: Against Labor – How U.S. Employers Organized to Defeat Union Activism

From University of Illinois Press: Against Labor highlights the tenacious efforts by employers to organize themselves as a class to contest labor. Ranging across a spectrum of understudied issues, essayists explore employer anti-labor strategies and offer incisive portraits of people and organizations that aggressively opposed unions. Other contributors examine the anti-labor movement against a backdrop … More New Book: Against Labor – How U.S. Employers Organized to Defeat Union Activism

New Book by Bruno Jossa: Labour Managed Firms and Post-Capitalism

From Routledge: The prerequisite for overthrowing capitalism is a system which both leverages selfishness and creates solidarity between workers. This book illustrates and discusses the major points of the economic theory of producer cooperatives, its evolution since the 1950s, and links with Marxian theory. Labour Managed Firms and Post-Capitalism, most importantly, demonstrates that a system … More New Book by Bruno Jossa: Labour Managed Firms and Post-Capitalism

Call for papers: Academic Labor, Research and Artistry

Academic Labor: Research and Artistry (ALRA) is a peer-reviewed open access journal launched in 2016 by the Center for the Study of Academic Labor at Colorado State University. ALRA seeks submissions of articles on academic labor markets and labor relations, both nationally and internationally. Along with our center and website, we offer a research home … More Call for papers: Academic Labor, Research and Artistry

Call For Papers: The Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA)

The Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) Program Committee seeks paper and session proposals offering original and high-quality research related to the theme, Robust Labor Markets and Employment Relationships: Policy and Research* for its *2018 Winter Meeting in Philadelphia, Jan. 5-7, 2019 (Fri, Sat, Sun) held in conjunction with the Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA). … More Call For Papers: The Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA)

New Journal of Working-Class Studies

The Working-Class Studies Association is pleased to announce The Journal of Working-Class Studies.  JWCS is an online, open-access, interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that brings together the work of scholars, writers, artists and activists who are committed to the study and representation of working-class life. We aim to publish writing about the global working class – a … More New Journal of Working-Class Studies

Producing Poverty: The Public Cost of Low-Wage Production Jobs in Manufacturing

From Institute for Research on Labor and Employment Much attention has been given in recent years to low-wage work in the fast-food industry, big-box retail, and other service sector industries in the U.S. The rise of low-wage business models in the service sector has often been contrasted to business models of the past, when blue … More Producing Poverty: The Public Cost of Low-Wage Production Jobs in Manufacturing

New Book, Edited by Dennis Deslippe, Eric Fure-Slocum, & John W. McKerley: Civic Labors – Scholar Activism and Working-Class Studies

From UI Press: Labor studies scholars and working-class historians have long worked at the crossroads of academia and activism. The essays in this collection examine the challenges and opportunities for engaged scholarship in the United States and abroad. A diverse roster of contributors discuss how participation in current labor and social struggles guides their campus … More New Book, Edited by Dennis Deslippe, Eric Fure-Slocum, & John W. McKerley: Civic Labors – Scholar Activism and Working-Class Studies

Save the UMass Amherst Labor Center: Sign the Petition!

In the past year, UMass administrators have eliminated all funding for graduate students (including teaching and research assistantships) and all funding for part-time faculty who have taught the required curriculum for many years.  They have made efforts to take governance of the program out of the hands of Labor Center faculty, effectively eliminated the Center’s professional … More Save the UMass Amherst Labor Center: Sign the Petition!