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Yates, Michael 1946-

Works: 67 works in 171 publications in 2 languages and 8,666 library holdings
Genres: History  Anecdotes  Biography  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
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Most widely held works about Michael Yates
Most widely held works by Michael Yates
Why unions matter by Michael Yates( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why Unions Matter does not, however, make excuses for existing trade unions. Faced with a decades-long loss of membership, the union movement urgently needs new approaches, argues Yates. Providing sound practical advice on many topics, including what makes a collective bargaining campaign effective and what approach unions should take in electoral politics, Yates calls for a more independent, tough-minded, democratic, and politically progressive labor movement
Wisconsin uprising : labor fights back by Michael Yates( )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That is, until now. Under pressure from a union-busting governor and his supporters in the legislature, and inspired by the massive uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt, workers in Wisconsin shook the nation with their colossal display of solidarity and outrage. Their struggle is still ongoing, but there are lessons to be learned from the Wisconsin revolt. This timely book brings together some of the best labor journalists and scholars in the United States, many of whom were on the ground at the time, to examine the causes and impact of events, and suggest how the labor movement might proceed in this new era of union militancy."--Pub. desc
A freedom budget for all Americans : recapturing the promise of the civil rights movement in the struggle for economic justice today by Paul Le Blanc( )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the Civil Rights Movement is remembered for efforts to end segregation and secure the rights of African Americans, the larger economic vision that animated much of the movement is often overlooked today. That vision sought economic justice for every person in the United States, regardless of race. It favored production for social use instead of profit; social ownership; and democratic control over major economic decisions. The document that best captured this vision was the Freedom Budget for All Americans: Budgeting Our Resources, 1966-1975, To Achieve Freedom from Want published by the A. Philip Randolph Institute and endorsed by a virtual?who?s who? of U.S. left liberalism and radicalism. Now, two of today?s leading socialist thinkers return to the Freedom Budget and its program for economic justice. Paul Le Blanc and Michael D. Yates explain the origins of the Freedom Budget, how it sought to achieve?freedom from want? for all people, and how it might be reimagined for our current moment. Combining historical perspective with clear-sighted economic proposals, the authors make a concrete case for reviving the spirit of the Civil Rights Movement and building the society of economic security and democratic control envisioned by the movement?s leaders?a struggle that continues to this day
Naming the system : inequality and work in the global economy by Michael Yates( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More unequal : aspects of class in the United States( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina exposed to the world what many U.S. politicians and pundits have long been able to ignore. The media images that commanded our attention spoke loudly of the class and racial divisions that still exist in the United States today. Despite the stock market gains of the 1990s, which increased the ranks of millionaires and created greater wealth for those already wealthy, U.S. society has witnessed a dramatic increase in class inequality over that last two decades. A host of newly available research indicates that the United States is a far more classbound society than was previously supposed. The rich are becoming both relatively and absolutely richer while the poor are becoming relatively, if not absolutely, poorer. This book is a sobering examination of the dynamics of class relations today; a group of essays that challenge many of our assumptions about class and provide a multilayered analysis. Topics include the impact of social and economic policy on class; wealth and prospects for the working poor; undocumented workers and their exploitation in the U.S. informal economy; race and class struggles post-Hurricane Katrina; women and class over the last forty years; and education reform and the devastating effects for public schooling. Editor, Michael D. Yates shares a personal story of his working-class life and values, the shaping of his political consciousness, and the people and ideas that inspired his teaching. For the vast majority of us, a strong work ethic and desire to see the next generation in better circumstances are no longer enough. The barriers separating classes are hardening. Class inequality manifests itself in wealth, income, and occupation, but also in education, consumption, and health. This book demonstrates that an analysis of society as a whole- its relationships of power, conflict, and potential for social change- is not possible without a thorough investigation of the role and meaning of class
Power on the job : the legal rights of working people by Michael Yates( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Longer hours, fewer jobs : employment and unemployment in the United States by Michael Yates( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rising from the ashes? : labor in the age of global capitalism by Ellen Meiksins Wood( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New questions have jumped to the forefront for labor movements all over the world. Can workers regain the initiative against the tidal wave of corporate downsizings and government cutbacks? Can unions revive their ranks and reignite the public imagination? Is labor rising from the ashes? Rising from the Ashes? sets these crucial questions in global context, connecting and contrasting new developments in the United States to recent trends abroad - from Mexico to Asia, and from Canada to Eastern Europe
The ABC's of the economic crisis : what working people need to know by Fred Magdoff( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economic crisis has created a host of problems for working people: collapsing wages, lost jobs, ruined pensions, and the anxiety that comes with not knowing what tomorrow willbring. Compounding all this is a lack of reliable information that speaks to the realities of workers. Commentators and pundits seem more confused than anyone, and economists--the so-called "experts"--Still cling to bankrupt ideologies that failed to predict the crisis and offer nothing to explain it. In this short, clear, and concise book, Fred Magdoff and Michael D. Yates explain the nature of the economic crisis. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the authors demonstrate that this crisis is not some aberration from a normally benign capitalism but rather the normal and even expected outcome of a thoroughly irrational and destructive system. No amount of tinkering with capitalism, whether it be discredited neoliberalism or the return of Keynesianism and a "new" New Deal, can overcome the core contradiction of the system: the daily exploitation and degradation of the majority of the worlds people by a tiny minority of business owners. While the current economic maelstrom has laid bare the web of greed, corruption, and propaganda that are central to capitalism, only an aroused public, demanding the right to health care, decent employment, a secure old age, and a clean and healthy environment, can lead the United States and the world out of the worst crisis since the Great Depression and toward a system of production and distribution conducive to human happiness
The great inequality by Michael D Yates( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A growing inequality in income and wealth marks modern capitalism, and it negatively affects nearly every aspect of our lives, especially those of the working class. It is and will continue to be the central issue of politics in almost every nation on earth. In this book, the author explains inequality in clear, passionate, and intelligent prose: what it is, why it matters, how it affects us, what its underlying causes are, and what we might do about it. This book was written to encourage informed radical action by working people, the unemployed, and the poor, uniquely blending the author's own experiences with his ability to make complex issues comprehensible to a mass audience. This book will be excellent for courses in a variety of disciplines, and it will be useful to activists and the general reading public
Cheap motels and a hot plate : an economist's travelogue by Michael Yates( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retiring from 32 years as a professor of economics, the author and his wife sell most of their possessions and travel the United States. This is an account of their adventures and an examination of work and inequality, race and class, alienation and environmental degradation in the small towns and big cities of the contemporary United States
Labor law handbook by Michael Yates( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can the working class change the world? by Michael Yates( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Integrating taxes and benefits? by David Clinton( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An amusing glance at life and leaders in early Colorado by Michael Yates( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tying the knot : Bradford weddings( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yorkshire mixture : short stories( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comic book pajama party( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight women gather at a friend's house to talk about the comic books they love, and hate
Wei he wo men xu yao gong hui? : mei guo gong hui yun dong jian jie by Yeci( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Chinese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ralph Bates : Swindon's 'unknown' author by Michael Yates( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Why unions matter
Naming the system : inequality and work in the global economyMore unequal : aspects of class in the United StatesPower on the job : the legal rights of working peopleLonger hours, fewer jobs : employment and unemployment in the United StatesRising from the ashes? : labor in the age of global capitalismThe ABC's of the economic crisis : what working people need to knowCheap motels and a hot plate : an economist's travelogueTying the knot : Bradford weddings
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Michael D. Yates

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