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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