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Farrell, Mary Cronk

Summary: Traces the life of Fannie Sellins, a union activist who traveled the nation promoting fair wages and decent working and living conditions for workers in the garment and mining industries.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 SEL

Neff, James

Summary: In a book based on newly released documents, the author sheds a new light on the historic battle between U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy and Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa during the Senate Rackets Committee hearings and beyond during 1957 to 1964.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.921 NEF

Ford, Martin (Martin R.)

Summary: Examines the effects of accelerating technology on the economic system.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books, a member of the Pereus Books Group 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 331 FOR

Summary: This collection of documentaries produced by A & E presents a broad overview of organized crime in America, beginning with immigrants who formed gangs soon after arriving in the late 19th century. The focus is on Italian-American gangsters, though there are mentions of Irish and Jewish gangs, which at various times cooperated with or competed against the Mafia, and one program in the collection...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Television Networks 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV MAF

Summary: Using historical footage and dramatic reenactments, this film focuses on one of the seminal events in the march for human rights -- the grape strike and boycott led by César Chávez and Dolores Huerta in the 1960s. Thousands of people from across the nation joined in a struggle for justice for the some of the most exploited people in the United States.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Southern Poverty Law Center 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC VIV

Summary: Produced by Oscar-winning filmmaker Charles Ferguson, Invisible Hands is the first feature documentary to expose child labor and trafficking within the supply chains of the world's biggest companies. Filmed in six countries, including India, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Ghana, it is a harrowing account of children as young as six years old making the products we use every day. Invisible...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC INV

Winter, Jonah

Summary: Shares information on labor leader Mother Jones and her 1903 Children's Crusade protesting the dangerous conditions endured by child factory workers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Schwartz & Wade Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 JON

Summary: From acclaimed Chicago filmmaking collective Kartemquin Films comes a collection of three important labor stories of the 1970's. These films not only allowed the workers and their union to tell their compelling stories but they also affected the course of events for each union. -- container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Facets Video 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC LAB

Russell, Mary Doria

Summary: In July 1913, 25-year-old Annie Clements had seen enough of the world to know that it was unfair. She's spent her whole life in the copper-mining town of Calumet, Michigan where men risked their lives for meager salaries and had barely enough to put food on the table and clothes on their backs. The women labor in the houses of the elite, and send their men deep underground each day, dreading...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Wartzman, Rick

Summary: In this richly detailed and eye-opening book, Rick Wartzman chronicles the erosion of the relationship between American companies and their workers. Through the stories of four major employers--General Motors, General Electric, Kodak, and Coca-Cola--he shows how big businesses once took responsibility for providing their workers and retirees with an array of social benefits. At the height of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 331 WAR

Cash, Wiley

Summary: Ella May Wiggins, a young mother desperately trying to hold her family together with the paltry nine dollars a week she earns from the textile mill two miles away, makes up her mind to join the labor union--a decision that will have lasting consequences for her children, her friends, her town, and all that she loves. Intertwining myriad voice, Cash brings to life the heartbreak and bravery of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAS

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAS

Greenhouse, Steven

Summary: Examines the income inequality and declining social mobility endured by today's workers, along with the decades of worker power reductions and the increasing political and economic control of the wealthy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 331.88 GRE

Nelson, Robin.

Summary: A basic overview of Labor Day for emergent readers. Color photographs reflect the short, easy-to-understand sentences that improve vocabulary and comprehension.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner 2009

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE NEL BASKET

Schiavone, Michael.

Contents: The importance of the labor movement -- The rise and fall of organized labor -- Strategies to stop the decline -- SEIU and change to win : progressive or more of the same? -- Social justice unionism : a path to labor's renewal -- Nontraditional strategies -- Conclusion : a beginning.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Praeger 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 331.8809 SCH

Summary: Germany, 1936. Salomon "Sally" Sorowitsch is the king of counterfeiters. He lives a life of cards, booze, and women. Suddenly his luck runs dry when he is arrested by Superintendent Friedrich Herzog. He is immediately thrown into the Mauthausen concentration camp. There, Salomon exhibits exceptional skills and is soon transferred to the upgraded camp of Sachsenhausen. Upon his arrival, he once...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN COU

Greene, Laura.

Summary: Surveys the history of child labor and its abuses and examines what has been done to eliminate the exploitation of children at work.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: F. Watts 1992

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 331.3 GRE

Ehrenreich, Barbara.

Summary: Millions of Americans work full-time, year-round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, the author decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that a job, any job, can be the ticket to a better life. But how does anyone survive, let alone prosper, on $6 an hour? To find out, she left her home, took the cheapest lodgings she could find,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit 305.569 EHR

Krull, Kathleen.

Summary: A biography of Cesar Chavez, from age ten when he and his family lived happily on their Arizona ranch, to age thirty-eight when he led a peaceful protest against California migrant workers' miserable working conditions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt, inc. 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 CHA

Summary: Invaluable for anyone making career decisions, writing resumes, and preparing for interviews, the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is the definitive reference for career research. This edition features information-packed descriptions for 325 major jobs in the US, as well as summary information on additional jobs. For each job, the book discusses work tasks, job outlook through 2024,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: JIST 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 331 OCC

Dulemba, Elizabeth O.

Summary: Jack loves everything about Coppertown except its thriving mining industry, which long ago drove nature out of the town, but when a strike threatens to close the mine, Jack's family and others may be forced to leave for new jobs and homes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Dulemba 2013

Zannos, Susan.

Summary: A biography of the Mexican American who spent most of his life working to organize the migrant farm workers in California and was instrumental in the founding of the United Farm Workers union.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mitchell Lane Publishers 1999

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB CHAVEZ ZAN

Summary: When Clara arrived in America, she didn't know that young women had to go to work and grow up fast. But that didn't stop Clara. She went to night school and helped her family by sewing in a factory. She never accepted that girls should be treated poorly with low pay, so she led the largest walkout of women workers the country had seen. She learned that everyone deserved a fair chance, to stand...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV BRA

Summary: Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV DOL

Crowder, Melanie.

Summary: "A historical fiction novel in verse detailing the life of Clara Lemlich and her struggle for women's labor rights in the early 20th century in New York."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2015

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC CRO

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