New Books from IRLE Staff

Labor’s Mind A History of Working-Class Intellectual Life (2019)

By: Tobias Higbie

Published by the University of Illinois Press

No One Size Fits All, Worker Organization, Policy, and Movement in a New Economic Age

Edited by Janice Fine, Linda Burnham, Kati Griffith, Minsun Ji, Victor Narro, Steven Pitts

Published by Cornell University Press

From Coors to California: David Sickler and the New Working Class (2019)

Edited by Kent Wong, Julie Monroe, Peter B. Olney, and Jaime A. Regalado

Published by the UCLA IRLE-Center for Labor Research and Education

Nonviolence and Social Movements: The Teachings of Rev. James M. Lawson Jr. (2016)

Edited by Rev. James M. Lawson Jr.

Published by the UCLA IRLE- Center for Labor Research and Education

Other IRLE Staff Books

Police, Power, and the Production of Racial Boundaries (2015)

Ana Muñiz

Published by the UCLA IRLE-Center for Labor Research and Education

Dreams Deported: Immigrant Youth and Families Resist Deportation (2015)

Edited by Kent Wong and Nancy Guarneros

Published by the UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education

How Global Migration Changes the Workforce Diversity Equation (2015)

Edited by Massimo Pilati, Hina Sheikh, Francesca Sperotti, Chris Tilly

Published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Sunshine Was Never Enough: Los Angeles Workers, 1880-2010 (2014)

John H.M. Laslett (2009 IRLE Grant Recipient)

Published by University of California Press

Rethinking Workplace Regulation: Beyond the Standard Contract of Employment (2013)

Edited by Katherine V.W. Stone (IRLE Faculty Advisory Committee) and Harry Arthurs

Published by the Russell Sage Foundation

Reconnecting to Work: Policies to Mitigate Long-Term Unemployment and Its Consequences (2012)

Lauren D. Appelbaum (IRLE Research Affiliate)

Published by Upjohn Institute Press

*Named one of ten “Noteworthy Books in Industrial Relations and Labor Economics, 2012” by Princeton’s Industrial Relations Section

Are Bad Jobs Inevitable? Trends, Determininants and Responses to Job Quality in the Twenty-First Century (2012)

Edited by Chris Warhurst, Francoise Carre, Patricia Findlay and Chris Tilly
Published by Palgrave MacMillian

Beyond Green Jobs: Building Lasting Opportunities in Energy Efficiency (2012)

Daniel Villao, Uyen Le, Stefanie Ritoper

Published by UCLA-IRLE Center for Labor Research and Education

Just Neighbors? Research on African American and Latino Relations in the United States (2011)

Edited by Edward Telles, Mark Sawyer and Gaspar Rivera-Salgado

Published by the Russell Sage Foundation

Working for Justice: The L.A. Model of Organizing and Advocacy (2010)

Ruth Milkman, Joshua Bloom and Victor Narro

Published by ILR Press

Organizing on Separate Shores: Vietnamese and Vietnamese American Union Organizers (2009)

Kent Wong and An Le

Published by UCLA IRLE- Center for Labor Research and Education

Women’s Work: Los Angeles Homecare Workers Revitalize the Labor Movement (2009)

Lola Smallwood Cuevas, Kent Wong, Linda Delp

Published by the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

Miguel Contreras: Legacy of a Labor Leader (2009)

Kent Wong and Michael Viola

Published by the UCLA IRLE-Center for Labor Research and Education

Organizing Prosperity: Union Effects on Job Quality, Community Betterment, and Industry Standards (2009)

Matt Vidal (former IRLE postdoctoral fellow) and David Kusnet

Published by the Economic Policy Institute

Underground Undergrads: UCLA Undocumented Immigrant Students Speak Out (2008)

Published by UCLA IRLE-Center for Labor Research and Education

From the Global to the Local: The Contributions of Daniel J.B. Mitchell to the Study of Labor and Public Policy (2008)

Edited by Sanford Jacoby and Chris Erickson (IRLE Faculty Advisory Committee)

Published by the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

The Gloves- Off Economy: Workplace Standards at the Bottom of America’s Labor Market (2008)

Annette Bernhardt, Heather Boushey, Laura Dresser and Chris Tilly
Published by Cornell University Press

Please see related IRLE report, Confronting the Gloves Off Economy

A Life in Labor Law: The Memoirs of Benjamin Aaron (2007)

Benjamin Aaron

Published by the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

Voices for Justice: Asian Pacific American Organizers and the New Labor Movement (2001)

Kent Wong

Published by UCLA IRLE-Center for Labor Research and Education

Voices from the Front Lines: Organizing Immigrant Workers in Los Angeles (2000)

Ruth Milkman and Kent Wong
Translated by Luis Escala Rabadan

Published by UCLA IRLE- Center for Labor Research and Education