Skip to main content



Where are all the good jobs going? : what national and local job quality and dynamics mean for U.S. workers (Book of the Month)

Where are all the good jobs going? : what national and local job quality and dynamics mean for U.S. workers by Harry J. Holzer, Julia I. Lane, David B. Rosenblum, and Fredrik Andersson is Catherwood’s Book of the Month. Deindustrialization in the United States has triggered record-setting joblessness in manufacturing centers from Detroit to Baltimore. […]

The minimum wage and labor market outcomes (Book of the Month)

The minimum wage and labor market outcomes by Christopher J. Flinn is Catherwood’s Book of the Month. In The Minimum Wage and Labor Market Outcomes, Christopher Flinn argues that in assessing the effects of the minimum wage (in the United States and elsewhere), a behavioral framework is invaluable for guiding empirical work and the interpretation […]

Handbook of workplace assessment : evidence-based practices for selecting and developing organizational talent (Book of the Month)

Handbook of workplace assessment : evidence-based practices for selecting and developing organizational talent by John C. Scott, Douglas H. Reynolds (editors) is Catherwood’s Book of the Month. [from the inside flap] Given the trend for organizations to streamline their workforces and focus on acquiring and retaining only top talent, a key challenge has been how […]

The diffusion of social movements : actors, mechanisms, and political effects (Book of the Month)

The diffusion of social movements : actors, mechanisms, and political effects edited by Rebecca Kolins Givan, Kenneth M. Roberts, and Sarah A. Soule is Catherwood’s Book of the Month. [from publisher web site] It is widely recognized that social movements may spread – or ‘diffuse’ – from one site to another. Such diffusion, however, is […]

The Oxford handbook of participation in organizations (Book of the Month)

The Oxford handbook of participation in organizations edited by Adrian Wilkinson, Paul J. Gollan, Mick Marchington and David Lewin is Catherwood’s Book of the Month. Employee participation encompasses the range of mechanisms used to involve the workforce in decisions at all levels of the organization–whether direct or indirect–conducted with employees or through their representatives. In […]

Stayin’ Alive : the 1970s and the last days of the working class (Book of the Month)

Stayin’ Alive : the 1970s and the last days of the working class by Jefferson Cowie is Catherwood’s Book of the Month. An epic account of how working-class America hit the rocks in the political and economic upheavals of the ’70s, Stayin’ Alive is a wide-ranging cultural and political history that presents the decade in […]

Power in coalition (Book of the Month)

Power in coalition: strategies for strong unions and social change by Amanda Tattersall is Catherwood’s Book of the Month. The labor movement sees coalitions as a key tool for union revitalization and social change, but there is little analysis of what makes them successful or the factors that make them fail. Amanda Tattersall—an organizer and […]

Restoring the power of unions : it takes a movement (Book of the Month)

Restoring the power of unions :  it takes a movement by Julius G. Getman is Catherwood’s Book of the Month. The labor movement is weak and divided. Some think that it is dying. But Julius Getman, a preeminent labor scholar, demonstrates through examination of recent developments that a resurgent labor movement is possible. He proposes […]

Upheaval in the quiet zone: 1199SEIU and the politics of health care unionism, 2nd edition (Book of the Month)

Upheaval in the quiet zone: 1199SEIU and the politics of health care unionism (Second Edition) by Leon Fink and Brian Greenberg is Catherwood’s Book of the Month. This expanded second edition of Upheaval in the Quiet Zone updates the dramatic story of an insurgent labor union that by the end of the 1980s had established […]

Revolt on Goose Island : the Chicago factory takeover, and what it says about the economic crisis (Book of the Month)

Revolt on Goose Island : the Chicago factory takeover, and what it says about the economic crisis by Kari Lydersen  is Catherwood’s Book of the Month. December 5, 2008: It wasn’t supposed to work like this. Days after getting a $45 billion bailout from the U.S. government, Bank of America shut down a line of […]

keep looking »

Skip to toolbar