AFL-CIO/ALA Joint Committee on
Library Service to Labor Groups
1992 Annual Conference, San Francisco
LABOR RELATIONS AND LABOR LAW
- ATLESON, JAMES B. Values and Assumptions in American Labor Law. Amherst MA: Univ. of Massachusetts Press, 1983. 256 p.
Provides important background history and analysis to help us understand current legal trends.
- Basic Patterns in Union Contracts, 12th edition. Washington DC: Bureau of National Affairs, 1989. 148 p.
Provides examples of contract language in all subject areas. Regularly updated.
- COLOSI, THOMAS R. and ARTHUR E. BERKELEY. Collective Bargaining: How It Works and Why. New York: American Arbitration Association, 1986. 187 p.
A manual of the theory and practice of collective bargaining.
- DUNLOP, JOHN T. Wage Determination Under Trade Union. New York: Kelley, reprint of 1944 edition. 230 p.
The classic textbook on wage determination.
- ELKOURI, FRANK and EDNA ELKOURI. How Arbitration Works, 4th edition. Washington DC: Bureau of National Affairs, 1985. 873 p.
In addition to mechanics of arbitration, covers Supreme Court cases, NLRB decisions, arbitration awards and civil rights legislation.
- FELDACKER, BRUCE S. Labor Guide to Labor Law, 3rd edition. Englewood Cliffs NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1990. 477 p.
A comprehensive, readable survey of labor law in the private sector.
- FOULD, WILLIAM B. A Primer on American Labor Law, 2nd edition. Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 1986. 272 p.
Outline of American labor law for labor and management representatives and others who are not specialists in the field.
- HEILBRONER, ROBERT and LESTER THUROW. Economics Explained. Magnolia MA: Peter Smith, 1988. 256 p.
Plain-language explanations of basic economic concepts and processes.
- HUNT, JAMES W.
The Law of the Workplace: Rights of Employers and Employees, 2nd edition. Washington DC: Bureau of National Affairs. 1988. 176 p.
- KERR, CLARK and PAUL D. STAUDOHAR, editors. Economics of Labor in Industrial Society. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1986. 420 p.
Views of labor economics from a social science rather than a mathematical perspective.
- KOCHAN, THOMAS A. and HARRY C. KATZ. Collective Bargaining and Industrial Relations: From Theory to Policy and Practice, 2nd edition. Homewood IL: Irwin, 1980. 523 p.
Includes chapters on structure of collective bargaining, dispute resolution, change in union-management relations and national labor policy.
- KOCHAN, THOMAS A., HARRY C. KATZ and ROBERT B. MCKERSIE. The Transformation of American Industrial Relations. New York: Basic Books, 1986. 287 p.
The authors argue that labor relations will become more cooperative to meet the challenges of the international economy.
- LEIBIG, MICHAEL T.
Public Employee Organizing and the Law. Washington DC: Bureau of National Affairs, 1987. 258 p.
- MARSHALL, F. RAY and VERNON BRIGGS. Labor Economics, 6th edition. Homewood IL: Irwin, 1989. 694 p.
The basic textbook which includes chapters on labor and industrialization and the impact of unions on wages, prices and the national income.
- MARSHALL, F. RAY. Unheard Voices: Labor and Economic Policy in a Competitive World. New York: Basic Books, 1988. 353 p.
Improved U.S. economic performance and competitiveness require greater worker participation.
- Primer of Labor Relations, 24th edition. Washington DC: Bureau of National Affairs, 1989. 185 p.
Brief summary of U.S. labor relations law.
- SCHLOSSBERG, STEPHEN I. and JUDITH A. SCOTT. Organizing and the Law, 4th edition. Washington DC: Bureau of National Affairs, 1991. 467 p.
Sets out "in usable and readable form the major legal principles affecting union organization."
- SCHWARTZ, ROBERT M. The Legal Rights of Union Stewards. Boston: Work Rights Press, 1988. 143 p.
Clear, easy-to-read handbook covering legal rights and responsibilities of union stewards.
- SLOANE, ARTHUR A. and FRED WITNEY. Labor Relations, 6th edition. New York: Prentice-Hall, 1988. 656 p.
An introductory labor relations textbook.
- SOMERS, GERALD G., editor. Collective Bargaining: Contemporary American Experience. Madison WI: Industrial Relations Research Assoc., 1980. 588 p.
History and economic analysis of collective bargaining in ten industries.
- STIEBER, JACK. Public Employee Unionism: Structure, Growth, Policy. Washington DC: Brookings Institution, 1973. 256 p.
Examination of the basic forms, structure and administration of various unions and associations representing state and local government employees.
CONTEMPORARY AND INTERNATIONAL ISSUES
- AUERBACH, ALAN J., editor. Corporate Takeovers: Causes and Consequences. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988. 343 p.
Collection of papers on the economic impact of corporate takeovers.
- BARNET, RICHARD J. and RONALD E. MULLER. Global Reach: The Power of the Multinational Corporations. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1974. 508 p.
"...portrait of the new world managers for whom corporate loyalty transcends national loyalty."
- BLASI, JOSEPH R. Employee Ownership: Revolution or Ripoff?. New York: Harper Business, 1988. 352 p.
A critical appraisal of employee ownership.
- BLUESTONE, BARRY and BENNETT HARRISON. The Deindustrialization of America: Plant Closings, Community Abandonment and the Dismantling of Basic Industries. New York: Basic Books, 1984. 323 p.
In the past decade, corporations have been pulling their capital out of the nation's basic industries. What are the effects of deindustrialization? What are alternative options?
- BRAVERMAN, HARRY. Labor and Monopoly Capitalism: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1975. 465 p.
Historical and philosophical analysis of changes in technology and the labor process.
- BROOKS, JOHN. The Takeover Game. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1987. 390 p.
Account of "today's nationwide merger wars" written for a general audience.
- ASSEFA BEQUELE and JO BOYDEN, editors. Combating Child Labour. Geneva: International Labour Office, 1988. 226 p.
Describes international efforts to develop and enforce laws to protect children from economic exploitation.
- Fight for the Forest: Chico Mendez in His Own Words. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1989. 96 p.
Story of Chico Mendez - the Brazilian rubber worker, union organizer and environmentalist who was assassinated by rubber plantation owners.
- FUENTES, ANNETTE et al. Women in the Global Factory. Boston: South End Press, 1983. 64 p.
Illustrated account of women's work for multinational corporations in Asia, Central America and the U.S. and their organized responses to economic exploitation. Includes a resource section.
- GARSON, BARBARA. The Electronic Sweatshop: How Computers are Transforming the Office of the Future into the Factory of the Past. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988.
Analyzes the way in which "computers are being used to transform secretaries, executives, and professionals into clerks."
- HAYES, DENNlS. Behind the Silicon Curtain: The Seduction of Work in a Lonely Era. Boston: South End Press, 1987.
A demystifying account of the work and workers behind today's high-tech computer industry.
- HERRICK, NEAL. Joint Management and Employee Participation: Labor and Management at the Crossroads. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1990. 429 p.
Shows how collective bargaining systems in unionized workplaces are used as foundations for employee participation programs.
- KAHN, ALFRED A. Child Care: Facing the Hard Choices. Westport CT: Greenwood Press, 1987. 273 p.
A summary of the types of child care services currently available.
- KAMEL, RACHAEL. The Global Factory: Analysis and Action for a New Economic Agenda. Philadelphia: American Friends Service Committee, 1990. 94 p.
Examination of relationship between closing of U.S. plants and the exploitation and resistance of workers in Mexico and the Philippines.
- KLINGEL, SALLY and ANN MARTIN, editors. A Fighting Chance: New Strategies to Save Jobs and Reduce Costs. Ithaca NY: ILR Press, 1988. 132 p.
Case studies of union-management "cost study teams."
- LEE, LAI TO. Trade Unions in China: 1949 to the Present. Singapore: Singapore University Press, 1986. 206 p.
History of post-revolutionary Chinese unions and the All-China Federation of Trade Unions.
- LUCKHARDT, KEN. Organize or Starve! The History of the South African Congress of Trade Unions. New York: International Publishers, 1980. 520 p.
Story of the anti-apartheid trade union federation COSATU.
- MAREE, JOHANN. The Independent Trade Unions, 1974-1984: Ten Years of the "South Africa Labour Bulletin." Johannesburg: Ravan Press, 1987. 355 p.
Anthology of articles from SALB documenting the rise of independent trade unions in the 1970s and 1980s.
- MARSLAND, STEPHEN E. The Birth of the Japanese Labor Movement: Takano Fasataro and the Rodo Kumiai Kiseikai. Honolulu: University of Hawaii, 1989. 271 p.
History of Japanese labor movement from 1868 to the turn of the century.
- Min-Ju No-Jo: South Korea's New Trade Unions - The Struggle for Free Trade Unions. Hong Kong: Asia Monitor Research Center, 1988. 101 p.
Rise of unionization in South Korea in the 1980s. Provides economic background, case studies, brief history of Korean labor movement and working conditions.
- MISHEL, LAWRENCE. The State of Working America. Washington DC: Economic Policy Institute, 1990. 315 p.
Measures of the economic health of the nation's workers.
Older Americans in the Workforce: Challenges and Solutions, A BNA Special Report. Washington DC: Bureau of National Affairs, 1987. 237 p.
- ROSEN, COREY and KAREN M. YOUNG. Understanding Employee Ownership. Ithaca NY: Cornell University Press, 1991.
A collection of papers on employee ownership.
- SHAIKEN, HARLEY. Work Transformed: Automation and Labor in the Computer Age. Lexington MA: Lexington Books, 1986. 320 p.
Describes the ways in which technology degrades and deskills jobs.
- STAUDOHAR, PAUL and HOLLY E. BROWN, editors. Deindustrialization and Plant Closure. Lexington MA: Lexington Books, 1987. 384 p.
Defines the problem of deindustrialization, offers divergent views on solutions and policy alternatives.
- WILKINSON, ALEC. Big Sugar: Seasons in the Cane Fields of Florida. New York: Knopf, 1989. 263 p.
Journalist's sobering account of the lives of Jamaican sugarcane workers in Florida.
- WING-YUE, LEUNG. Smashing the Iron Rice Pot: Workers and Unions in China's Market Socialism. Hong Kong: Asia Monitor Resource Center, 1988. 233 p.
Provides an overview of history of trade-unions in China, a case study of a steel industry union, and a discussion of the impact foreign investment and free trade zones have had on life in China.
- Work and Family: A Changing Dynamic, A BNA Special Report. Washington DC: Bureau of National Affairs, 1986. 336 p.
Describes efforts of employers, unions and government to deal with the many family-related problems facing workers.
- KEN DOVEY et al., editor. Working in South Africa. Johannesburg: Ravan Press, 1985. 397 p.
Personal accounts by South African workers employed as salespeople, entertainers, ministers, racetrack workers, actors and actresses, laborers, artists, health care providers, restauranteurs, farmers, teachers, maids, etc.
- ZUBOFF, SHOSHANA. In the Age of the Smart Machine: The Future of Work and Power. New York: Basic Books, 1988. 400 p.
Choices in the use of new information technology.
AFL-CIO/ALA Joint Committee on Library Service to Labor Groups
1992 San Francisco
- Labor History
- Labor Unions
- Labor Relations and Labor Law
- Contemporary and International Issues
- Women and Work
- Occupational Safety and Health
- Labor Songs
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