Labor Unions and Workers’ Rights

Labor Unions and Workers’ Rights

 

Search Terms

Employee rights
International labor activities
Labor unions political activity
Solidarność

Select Articles and Working Papers

Hanagan, Michael P. 2004. “Labor Internationalism: An Introduction”. Social Science History. 27 (4): 485-499.

Krzywdzinski, Martin. 2010. “Organizing employees in Central Eastern Europe: The approach of Solidarność”. European Journal of Industrial Relations. 16 (3): 277-292.

Lee, Cheol-Sung. 2007. “Labor Unions and Good Governance: A Cross-National, Comparative Analysis”. American Sociological Review. 72 (4): 585-609.

Lee, Ching Kwan, and Eli Friedman. 2009. “The Labor Movement”. Journal of Democracy. 20 (3): 21-24.

Piotrowski, Grzegorz. 2013. Grassroots Groups and Civil Society Actors in Pro-Democratic Transitions in Poland. http://hdl.handle.net/1814/26180.

Robertson, G. B. 2004. “Leading Labor: Unions, Politics, and Protest in New Democracies”. Comparative Politics. 36 (3): 253-272.

Sabatini, Christopher, and Eric Farnsworth. 2006. “The Urgent Need for Labor Law Reform”. Journal of Democracy. 17 (4): 50-64.

Valenzuela, J. Samuel. 1989. “Labor Movements in Transitions to Democracy: A Framework for Analysis”. Comparative Politics. 21 (4): 445-472.

Select Books and Reports

Ascherson, Neal. 1982. The Book of Lech Wałęsa. New York: Simon and Schuster.

Burgess, Katrina. 2004. Parties and unions in the new global economy. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.

Candland, Christopher. 2007. Labor, democratization and development in India and Pakistan. London: Routledge.

China Labour Bulletin. 2012. A decade of change: The workers’ movement in China 2000-2010. Kowloon, Hong Kong: China Labour Bulletin. http://www.clb.org.hk/en/sites/default/files/File/research_reports/Decade%20of%20the%20Workers%20Movement%20final_0.pdf

Compa, Lance A., and Stephen F. Diamond. 1996. Human rights, labor rights, and international trade. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Covington, Robert N., Kurt H. Decker, and Robert N. Covington. 2002. Employment law in a nutshell. St. Paul, MN: West Group.

Crowley, Stephen. 1997. Hot coal, cold steel: Russian and Ukrainian workers from the end of the Soviet Union to the post-communist transformations. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Erne, Roland. 2008. European unions: labor’s quest for a transnational democracy. Ithaca, N.Y.: ILR Press/Cornell University Press.

Garton Ash, Timothy. 2002. The Polish revolution: Solidarity. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Gordon, Michael E., and Lowell Turner. 2000. Transnational cooperation among labor unions. Ithaca, N.Y.: ILR Press.

Jessup, David. 1994. Worker rights and trade: democracy’s next frontier. Washington, D.C.: American Institute for Free Labor Development.

Kang, Susan L. 2012. Human rights and labor solidarity: trade unions in the global economy. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Kraus, Jon. 2007. Trade unions and the coming of democracy in Africa. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Kubicek, Paul. 2004. Organized labor in postcommunist states: from solidarity to infirmity. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.

Lambert, Josiah Bartlett. 2005. “If the workers took a notion”: the right to strike and American political development. Ithaca, N.Y.: ILR Press.

Lyle, Fay (ed.), and Michael (ed.) Slackman. 2008. Justice for all: A guide to worker rights in a global economy. Washington, DC: Solidarity Center. http://www.solidaritycenter.org/files/pubs_jfa2009.pdf.

Mantsios, Gregory. 1998. A new labor movement for the new century. New York: Monthly Review Press.

Paczkowski, Andrzej, Malcolm Byrne, Gregory F. Domber, and Magdalena Klotzbach. 2007. From Solidarity to martial law: the Polish crisis of 1980-1981 : a documentary history. Budapest: Central European University Press.

Penn, Shana. 2005. Solidarity’s secret: the women who defeated Communism in Poland. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Puddington, Arch. 2010. The global state of workers’ rights: free labor in a hostile world. Washington, DC: Freedom House. http://www.freedomhouse.org/sites/default/files/inline_images/The%20Global%20State%20of%20Workers%20Rights.pdf.

Silver, Beverly J. 2003. Forces of labor: workers’ movements and globalization since 1870. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Sinyai, Clayton. 2006. Schools of democracy: a political history of the American labor movement. Ithaca, N.Y.: ILR Press.

Solidarity Center. 2013. Cambodia: Vocal coalition makes legal history. Washington, DC: American Center for International Labor Solidarity. http://www.solidaritycenter.org/Files/Cambodia.English%20Final.bug.pdf

Solidarity Center. 2013. Domestic workers: Winning recognition and protection. Washington, DC: American Center for International Labor Solidarity. http://www.solidaritycenter.org/Files/DR.Fnal%20English.bug.pdf

Solidarity Center. 2013. Ledriz: Unions create democratic space in Zimbabwe. Washington, DC: American Center for International Labor Solidarity. http://www.solidaritycenter.org/Files/Zimbabwe.English%20Final.bug.pdf

Solidarity Center. 2013. Sri Lanka: Migrants gain voice and protections. Washington, DC: American Center for International Labor Solidarity. http://www.solidaritycenter.org/Files/Sri%20Lanka.English%20Final.bug.pdf

Solidarity Center. 2013. Tunisian women: Sustaining the fight for equal rights. Washington, DC: American Center for International Labor Solidarity. http://www.solidaritycenter.org/Files/Tunisia.English%20Final.bug.pdf

Szporer, Michael. 2012. Solidarity: the great workers strike of 1980. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.

Yates, Michael. 1998. Why unions matter. New York: Monthly Review Press.

Organizations

American Center for International Labor Solidarity (Solidarity Center) http://www.solidaritycenter.org
China Labor Watch http://www.chinalaborwatch.org/
Global Unions http://www.global-unions.org/
International Labor Organization (ILO) http://www.ilo.org
International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) http://www.laborrights.org/
International Trade Union Confederation http://www.ituc-csi.org/
Maquila Solidarity Network (MSN) http://www.maquilasolidarity.org/
Mexico Solidarity Network http://www.mexicosolidarity.org/
U.S. Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor http://www.state.gov/g/drl/

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