Bread and Roses
Mills, Migrants, and the Struggle for the American Dream
Paperback ISBN: 0143037358
An account of the 1912 textile strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts, draws on newspaper accounts, magazine reportage, and oral histories to identify the strike's key figures and events, from the walkout of 23,000 workers to the evacuations of their children to Manhattan. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Red State Revolt
The Teachers' Strike Wave and Working-class Politics
Paperback ISBN: 1788735749
One of the most comprehensive portraits of a strike wave ever written, an indispensable window into the changing shape of the working class and American politics After nearly four decades of labor quiescence, the US was hit by a wave of strikes in early 2018. Inspired by the wildcat victory in West Virginia, educators in Oklahoma, Arizona and beyond walked off their jobs to demand increased school funding and better pay. Confounding all expectations, these actions erupted in Republican-dominated states with weak unions, bans on public sector strikes, and electorates that voted for Trump in 2016. With similar movements now emerging in California, Colorado, North Carolina, and Massachusetts, there is no sign that this upsurge will be short-lived. Red State Revolt is an compelling analysis of the emergence and development of this historic strike wave, with an eye to extracting its main strategic lessons for educators, labor activists, and radicals across the country. A former high school teacher and longtime activist, Eric Blanc embedded himself into the rank-and-file leadership of the walkouts, where he was given access to internal organizing meetings and secret Facebook groups inaccessible to most journalists, populating the book with the voices of the school workers who put their livelihoods on the line.
The Assault on Labor
The 1986 TWA Strike and the Decline of Workers’ Rights in America
Hardcover ISBN: 1498537707
The Assault on Labor details the 1986 Independent Federation of Flight Attendants (IFFA) strike against Trans World Airlines (TWA), one of the most dramatic instances of the heightened labor conflict in the 1980s. Using extensive court, union, and company documents, The Assault on Labor shows how the expanded use of permanent replacements in labor disputes has fundamentally altered workers
The Battle of Blair Mountain
The Story of America's Largest Labor Uprising
Paperback ISBN: 0465077730
Shows a long-neglected slice of American history to be a saga of the conflicting political, economic and cultural forces that shaped the power structure of twentieth-century America.
Theory and Applications
Paperback ISBN: 354043335x
The book investigates bargaining between two agents. It presents the history of bargaining analysis from Francis Y. Edgeworth's first formal study, followed by cooperative and noncooperative game-theoretic models, to recent stochastic evolutionary investigations. Connections between the results obtained by different methodology are highlighted. The established theory is generalized with respect to its underlying rationality assumptions. Links between usually neglected psychological factors - e.g. the persistence and capriciousness of an agent - and average bargaining success are identified. Applications of bargaining models contribute to the measurement of decision power and to the discussion of distributive justice.