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Labour & Industrial Relations

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    Bullshit Jobs

    A Theory

    by David Graeber ...
    Narrated by Christopher Ragland ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 38 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber, read by Christopher Ragland.Be honest: if your job didn't exist, would anybody miss it? Have you ever wondered why not? Up to 40% of us secretly believe our jobs probably aren't necessary. In other words: they are bullshit jobs. This book shows why, and what we can do about it.In the early twentieth century, people ... Read more

    $22.72 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    On the Clock

    What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane

    Narrated by Christine Lakin ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 6 min

    "Nickel and Dimed for the Amazon age," (Salon) the bitingly funny, eye-opening story of finding work in the automated and time-starved world of hourly low-wage laborAfter the local newspaper where she worked as a reporter closed, Emily Guendelsberger took a pre-Christmas job at an Amazon fulfillment center outside Louisville, Kentucky. There, the vending machines were stocked with painkillers, and ... Read more

    $37.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The War on Normal People

    The Truth About America's Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income Is Our Future

    by Andrew Yang ...
    Narrated by Andrew Yang ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 55 min

    ***New York Times Bestseller***From 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, a captivating account of how "a skinny Asian kid from upstate" became a successful entrepreneur, only to find a new mission: calling attention to the urgent steps America must take, including Universal Basic Income, to stabilize our economy amid rapid technological change and automation.The shift toward ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Overload

    How Good Jobs Went Bad and What We Can Do about It

    Narrated by Janet Metzger ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 42 min

    Today's ways of working are not working-even for professionals in "good" jobs. Responding to global competition and pressure from financial markets, companies are asking employees to do more with less, even as new technologies normalize 24/7 job expectations. In Overload, Erin Kelly and Phyllis Moen document how this new intensification of work creates chronic stress, leading to burnout, attrition ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    In A Day's Work

    The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America’s Most Vulnerable Workers

    by Bernice Yeung ...
    Narrated by Jean Ann Douglass ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 54 min

    Apple orchards in bucolic Washington state. Office parks in Southern California under cover of night. The home of an elderly man in Miami. These are some of the workplaces where female workers have suffered brutal sexual assault and shocking harassment at the hands of their employers, often with little or no official recourse. In this harrowing yet often inspiring tale, investigative journalist ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Work in the Future

    The Automation Revolution

    Narrated by Steve Menasche, Teri Barrington ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 12 min

    This short, accessible book seeks to explore the future of work through the views and opinions of a range of expertise, encompassing economic, historical, technological, ethical, and anthropological aspects of the debate. The transition to an automated society brings with it new challenges and a consideration for what has happened in the past; the editors of this book carefully steer the listener ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Maternal Optimism

    Forging Positive Paths through Work and Motherhood

    Narrated by Diana Blue ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 43 min

    Every working mother's path is unique and should be celebrated, not lamented. Yet all too frequently, working mothers are presented with advice, rules to follow or guidelines as if all women's experiences are the same and a one-size-fits-all solution is appropriate. Maternal Optimism: Forging Positive Paths through Work and Motherhood aims to provide listeners with stories and research that ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Shadowbosses

    Government Unions Control America and Rob Taxpayers Blind

    Narrated by Mallory Factor ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 45 min

    SHADOWBOSSES reads like an organized crime novel, but it's actually a true story of how labor unions are infiltrating our government and corrupting our political process. This compelling and insightful book exposes how unions have organized federal, state, and local government employees without their consent, and how government employee unions are now a threat to our workers' freedoms, our free ... Read more

    $29.92 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Standing at Armageddon

    A Grassroots History of the Progressive Era

    Narrated by Allyson Johnson ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 9 min

    Standing at Armageddon is a comprehensive and lively historical account of America's shift from a rural and agrarian society to an urban and industrial society. ... Read more

    $44.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Blood Runs Coal

    The Yablonski Murders and the Battle for the United Mine Workers of America

    Narrated by Perry Daniels ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 32 min

    In the early hours of New Year's Eve 1969, in the small soft coal mining borough of Clarksville, Pennsylvania, longtime trade union insider Joseph "Jock" Yablonski and his wife and daughter were brutally murdered in their old stone farmhouse. Seven months earlier, Yablonski had announced his campaign to oust the corrupt president of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), Tony Boyle. Yablonski ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Politics at Work

    How Companies Turn Their Workers into Lobbyists

    Unabridged

    10 hours 32 min

    Employers are increasingly recruiting their workers into politics to change elections and public policy-sometimes in coercive ways. Using a diverse array of evidence, including national surveys of workers and employers, as well as in-depth interviews with top corporate managers, Alexander Hertel-Fernandez's Politics at Work explains why mobilization of workers has become an appealing corporate ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Fire and Brimstone: The North Butte Mining Disaster of 1917

    by Michael Punke ...
    Narrated by William Roberts ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 38 min

    From the #1 international bestselling author of The Revenant – the book that inspired the award-winning movie – comes the remarkable true story of the worst mining disaster in American history.In 1917, the lives of a company of miners changed forever when the underground labyrinth of tunnels in which they worked burst into flames. Within an hour, more than four hundred men would be locked in a ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Worked Over

    How Round-the-Clock Work Is Killing the American Dream

    Narrated by Angelo Di Loreto ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 37 min

    An award-winning sociologist reveals the unexpected link between overwork and inequality.Most Americans work too long and too hard, while others lack consistency in their hours and schedules. Work hours declined for a century through hard-fought labor-movement victories, but they've increased significantly since the seventies. Worked Over traces the varied reasons why our lives became tethered to ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    American Prison

    A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment

    by Shane Bauer ...
    Narrated by Shane Bauer, James Fouhey ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 25 min

    **An enraging, necessary look at the private prison system, and a convincing clarion call for prison reform.” —NPR.orgNew York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018 * One of President Barack Obama’s favorite books of 2018 * Winner of the 2019 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize * Winner of the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism * Winner of the 2019 RFK Book and Journalism Award * A ... Read more

    $29.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies

    Migrant Farmworkers in the United States

    by Seth Holmes ...
    Narrated by Paul Costanzo ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 24 min

    Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies provides an intimate examination of the everyday lives and suffering of Mexican migrants in our contemporary food system. An anthropologist and MD in the mold of Paul Farmer and Didier Fassin, Seth M. Holmes shows how market forces, anti-immigrant sentiment, and racism undermine health and health care. Holmes's material is visceral and powerful. He trekked with his ... Read more

    $25.44 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Collective Bargain

    Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy

    by Jane McAlevey ...
    Narrated by Jane McAlevey ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 21 min

    From longtime labor organizer Jane McAlevey, a vital call-to-arms in favor of unions, a key force capable of defending our democracy.For decades, racism, corporate greed, and a skewed political system have been eating away at the social and political fabric of the United States. Yet as McAlevey reminds us, there is one weapon whose effectiveness has been proven repeatedly throughout U.S. history: ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Love the Work, Hate the Job

    Why America’s Best Workers Are More Unhappy than Ever

    by David Kusnet ...
    Narrated by Tom Weiner ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 13 min

    Over the years, American jobs have become more intellectually challenging and less physically exhausting. Yet more and more American workers—blue collar, white collar, and pink collar—are expressing dissatisfaction with their jobs. They love their careers, but not their working conditions. What turns a model employee into a malcontent?David Kusnet followed the workers at four companies in the ... Read more

    $25.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Looting Machine: Warlords, Tycoons, Smugglers and the Systematic Theft of Africa’s Wealth

    by Tom Burgis ...
    Narrated by Dugald Bruce Lockhart ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 9 min

    Overseas Press Club Award Winner 2016A shocking investigative journey into the way the resource trade wreaks havoc on Africa, ‘The Looting Machine’ explores the dark underbelly of the global economy.Africa: the world’s poorest continent and, arguably, its richest. While accounting for just 2 percent of global GDP, it is home to 15 per cent of the planet’s crude oil, 40 per cent of its gold and 80 ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Immigrant Exodus

    Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent

    by Vivek Wadhwa ...
    Narrated by Tim Andres Pabon ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 29 min

    A 2012 ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR Many of the United States' most innovative entrepreneurs have been immigrants, from Andrew Carnegie, Alexander Graham Bell, and Charles Pfizer to Sergey Brin, Vinod Khosla, and Elon Musk. Nearly half of Fortune 500 companies and one-quarter of all new small businesses were founded by immigrants, generating trillions of dollars annually, employing millions of ... Read more

    $29.92 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    We're Still Here

    Pain and Politics in the Heart of America

    Narrated by Teri Barrington ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 31 min

    In We're Still Here, Jennifer M. Silva tells a deep, multi-generational story of pain, place, and politics that will endure long after the Trump administration. Drawing on over 100 interviews with black, white, and Latino working-class residents of a declining coal town in Pennsylvania, Silva reveals how the decline of the American Dream is lived and felt. The routines and rhythms of traditional ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    An Unpromised Land

    by Leon Gettler ...
    Narrated by Leon Gettler ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 25 min

    In the 1930s, in the wake of the Nazi ascendancy in Germany, a wave of vicious anti-Semitism swept Europe, as Jews became outcasts in their own lands. As they clamoured to escape persecution, the world turned a blind eye to their plight. One man, Isaac Steinberg, had a vision of leading his people from the holocaust to a new paradise on the other side of the world. His enthusiastic and resolute ... Read more

    $14.98 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Power Brokers

    The Struggle to Shape and Control the Electric Power Industry

    Narrated by Joe Barrett ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 18 min

    For more than a century, the interplay between private, investor-owned electric utilities and government regulators has shaped the electric power industry in the United States. Provision of an essential service to largely dependent consumers invited government oversight and ever more sophisticated market intervention. The industry has sought to manage, co-opt, and profit from government regulation ... Read more

    $34.37 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Summary of Jessica Bruder's Nomadland

    by Falcon Press ...
    Narrated by Aaron Friedrichsen ...

    Unabridged

    22 min

    Buy now to get the key takeaways from Jessica Bruder's Nomadland.Sample Key Takeaways:Itinerants, drifters, hobos, and restless souls have always existed. However, a new type of wandering tribe is emerging in the second millennium.People who never imagined themselves as nomads are on the move. They're abandoning traditional homes and apartments in favor of “wheel estate,” which includes vans, used ... Read more

    $8.97 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    All Politics Is Local

    Why Progressives Must Fight for the States

    Narrated by Meaghan Winter ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 8 min

    Democrats have largely ceded control of state governments to the GOP, allowing them to rig our political system and undermine democracy itself.After the 2016 election, Republicans had their largest majority in the states since 1928, controlling legislative chambers in thirty-two states and governor offices in thirty-three. They also held both chambers of Congress and the presidency despite losing ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial