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January-March 2016

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  • Why Fair Job Scheduling for Low-Wage Workers Is a Racial Justice Issue an article by Liz Ben-Ishai. Published by "In These Times" (19 Jan 2016). www.inthesetimes.com [15082]

July/August 2015

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  • Clocking-In (June 2015), a multi-media project produced by Race Forward on “racial and gender inequities in the restaurant, retail, and domestic industries.” Available at www.raceforward.org [14916]

  • The Retail Race Divide: How the Retail Industry Is Perpetuating Racial Inequality in the 21st Century (June 2015, 36 pp.), a report from the NAACP and Demos by Catherine Ruetschlin and Dedrick Asante-Muhammad. Available at www.demos.org [14914]

  • Under the Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over by Caroline Fredrickson (April 2015, 256 pp.), The New Press, available for purchase at www.thenewpress.com [14915]

May/June 2015

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  • #BlackWorkersMatter, (May 2015, 78 pp.), a new report from the Building Movement Project looks at the underlying factors that are at the root of the black jobs crisis. Available at www.discountfoundation.org [14890]

  • Latino Jobs Report, (April 2015, 1 p.), National Council of La Raza, available at www.nclr.org [14879]

  • Making Retail Jobs Good Jobs for Women, Catherine Ruetschlin and Robert Hiltonsmith, (April 2015, 5 pp.), Demos, available at www.demos.org [14880]

  • The High Public Cost of Low Wages, Ken Jacobs, Ian Perry, and Jenifer MacGillvary, (April 2015, 11 pp.), U.C. Berkeley Labor Center, available at laborcenter.berkeley.edu [14881]

March/April 2015

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  • "Low Wage Nation: Nearly half of new jobs don’t pay enough to make ends meet,” Ben Henry and Allyson Fredericksen, (January 2015, 44 pp.), Alliance for a Just Society, available at www.thejobgap.org [14818]

  • “Monthly Latino Employment Report,” National Council of LaRaza, (January 2015, 1 p.), available at www.nclr.org [14817]

November/December 2014

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  • "$10.10 Minimum Wage Would Save Safety Net Programs $7.6 Billion a Year" (Oct. 2014), is available (no price given) from the Economic Policy Inst., 1333 H St.NW, Suite 300, E. Tower, Wash., DC 20005 [14776]

  • Teaching Mississippi: Civil Rights Movement and Labor History in the Classroom is a 2014 project by Teaching for Change, funded by the W.K. Kellogg Fdn. Inf. from dmenkart@teachingforchange.org, [14752]

  • "There Are 870,000 Slaves in Modern-Day America," by Beth Schwartzapfel (Oct. 22, 2014), is available from the author at The Marshall Project. [14766]

July/August 2014

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  • "Dignified Jobs and Decent Wages: The Next 50 Years of Civil Rights and Economic Justice," by Maryann Adamu, (July 2014, 23 pp.), from the Ctr. for American Progress, is available at cdn.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/DignifiedJobs-report1.pfd [14732]

  • "The Low-Wage Recovery: Industry Employment and Wages Four Years into the Recovery" (13 pp., April 2014), from the Natl. Employment Law Project, is available at www.nelp.org/page/content/uploads/2014/07/DignifiedJobs-report1.pdf [14730]

  • "The Low-Wage Recovery: Industry Employment and Wages Four Years into the Recovery" (13 pp., April 2014), from the Natl. Employment Law Project, is available at www.nelp.org/page/content/lowwagerecovery2014/ [14731]

  • "Twenty-Three Years and Still Waiting for Change: Why It's Time to Give Tipped Workers the Regular Minimum Wage," (27 pp., July 2014), by Sylvia A. Allegretto & David Cooper, from the Economic Policy Inst., is available at http://www.epi.org/publication/waiting-for-change-tipped-minimum-wage [14729]

May/June 2014

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  • "Hunger Artist: How Cesar Chavez disserved his dream," by Nathan Heller, is an excellent 4-page article (not nearly as critical as the article subtitle would suggest) appearing in the April 14, 2014 New Yorker. [14658]

  • "Monthly Latino Employment Report" (1 p., April 2014), by Catherine Singley, is available at www.nclr.org/images/uploads/publications/EmploymentRptApril14.pdf [14677]

  • "One Nation Underemployed: Jobs Rebuild America," a 236-page, April 2014 Natl. Urban League rpt., is available at http://www.iamempowered.com/soba/2014/read/sobaonlinereader [14678]

March/April 2014

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  • Getting Back to Full Employment: A Better Bargain for Working People, by Dean Baker & Jared Bernstein (116 pp., 2014[?]), has been published by the Ctr. for Econ. & Policy Research add contact inf [14575]

  • "Monthly Latino Unemployment Report: The Federal Minimum Wage," by Alicia Criado (5 pp., Jan. 2014), from the Natl. Council of La Raza, is available at www/nclr.org/images/uploads/publications/EmpReportJan2014.pdf [14596]

  • Our Future Together: How Immigrants Will Reshape Our Workforce is a short Feb. 2014 video from The Ctr. for American Progress, progress@americanprogress.org [14553]

  • "The Long-Term Unemployed in the Wake of the Great Recession," by Andrew Schaefer (8 pp., Jan. 2014), from the Carsey Inst., is available at http://carseyinstitute.unh.edu/sites/carseyinatitute.unh.edu/files/publications/IB-Schaefer-Long-Term-Unemployment-web.pdf [14595]

January/February 2014

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  • "Community and Labor: Synergies, Frictions, and Innovations " is the title of the 51-page Fall 2013 issue of Progressive Planning. 14 articles, on topics like Food, Space/Land Use, Education, Latin America. $10 from Planners Network, 106 W. Sibley Hall, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY 14853, www.plannersnetwork.org [14399]

  • "Native American Veterans: DOL Needs a Clear Plan to Improve Employment and Training Services on Tribal Lands" is a Sept. 2013 GAO report (GAO-13-664), available (doubtless free) from Andrew Sherrill, 202/512-7215, sherrilla@gao.gov [14485]

  • "Out of Many, One: the Changing Faces of America" (74 pp., Dec. 2013), from Generations United & The Generations Initiative, is available at www.gu.org/Portals/0/documents/Reports/13-Report-Out-of-Many-One.pdf [14438]

  • "Super-Sizing Public Costs: How Low Wages at Top Fast-Food Chains Leave Taxpayers Footing the Bill" (5 pp., Oct. 2013), from the Natl. Employment Law Proj., is available at www.nelp.org/page/-/rtmw/uploads/NELP-Super-Sizing-Public-Costs-Fast-Food-Report.pdf?nocdn=1 [14440]

  • "The Labor History Research Ctr." is located in the Gelman Library of George Washington Univ., containing historic materials & documents that tell the story of labor movements during the 19th through the 21st centuries. Currently featured is their extensive collection of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Inf. at teamstersarchives.gwu.edu [14411]

November/December 2013

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  • "Feminism and the Work Experience of Low-Income Women," by Marcia Bok, was a paper delivered at a 2013(?) Internatl. Labour Process Conf. at Rutgers. Available from the author, marciabok@aol.com [14258]

  • "Maximizing Potential: How Countries Can Address Skills Deficits within the Immigrant Workforce," by Meghan Benton, is an Oct. 2013 report from the Migration Policy Inst., launching a series ot reports on that topic. Inf. from 202/266-1910, mmittelstadt@migrationpolicy.org [14353]

  • The Domestic Workers Bill of Rights was signed into California law by Gov. Brown Sept. 26, 2013. Inf. about it from info@bendthearc.us [14281]

  • Work Supports Newsletter is a monthly(?) publication of the Center for Law & Social Policy CHK THAT WORD(CLASP); available from claspmailing=clasp.org@mail.salsalabs.net [14283]

September/October 2013

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  • Jobs With Justice: 25 Years, 25 Voices, eds. Eric Larson, Larry Cohen, Rev. Calvin Morris & Sarita Gupta (Aug. 2013, 192 pp., $15.95), has been published by PM Press, 510/658-3906, info@pmpress.org [14178]

  • Jobs, Freedom and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights, by William P. Jones (320 pp., July 2013, $26.95), has been published by W.W. Norton. The book focuses on the March's radical roots. [14177]

  • On Raising the Minimum Wage is a short, well-done facts&arguments publication of Smart Talk, available (likely free) from the Inst. for America's Future, 1825 K St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20006, 202/955-5665, www.ourfuture.org [14170]

  • The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, by Bruce Hartford, about the politics and events of the original 1963 March, is available as a Kindle book or readable on a computer. Available from Amazon. [14222]

  • The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, by Bruce Hartford (2012), is available as a Kindle book or can be read on a computer -- contact bruceh@crmvet.org for instrucs. Available from Amazon too. [14223]

  • "Why We Need a New Civil Rights and Labor Movement," by Mark Vorpahl, is an Aug. 2013 op-ed, available (likely free) from Nation of Change, info@nationofchange.org [14220]

July/August 2013

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  • "The U.S. Labor Movement and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement" is a paper presented mid-2012 by Ira Grupper at a conf. in Cuba. Contact him at 502/459-2171, irag@iglou.com [13958]

  • "Bright Green: Five Metropolitan Areas Where tthe Latino Workforce and the Clean Economy Overlap," by Catherine Singley Harvey (26 pp., Feb. 2013), has been published by The National Council of La Raza. Free copy available from them, Raul Yzaguirre Bldg., 1126 16th St. NW, #600, Wash., DC 20036-4845, 202/785-1670, comments@nclr.org [14099]

  • Immigrants in a Changing Labor Market, eds. Michael Fix, Demetrios Papademetriou & Madeleine Sumption (200 pp., March 2013, $29.95), has been published by Migration Policy Institute's Labor Market Initiative. Inf./ordering at the Inst., 202/266-1940 or www.migrationpolicy.org [14102]

  • "Immigration Advocacy as Labor Advocacy," by Kati L. Griffith & Tamara L. Lee (2012), appeared in 33Berkeley Journal of Employment & Labor Law. [14072]

  • "Jobs With Justice/American Rights at Work" has issued its 2012 Annual Report. Available (likely free) from the organizations, 1616 P St. NW, #150, Wash., DC 20036, 202/822-2127. [14000]

  • Labor Paeans is a bimonthly newspaper column, recently restarted after a hiatus, by Ira Grupper. Inf. from [13961]

  • "Latino Immigration and the Low-Skill Urban Labor Market: The Case of Atlanta," by Cathy Yang Liu (27 pp., 2013), appeared in Social Science Quarterly 94(1). Author contactable at cyliu@gsu.edu [14096]

  • "Public Sector Tranformation, Racial Inequality and Downward Occupational Mobility," by George Wilson, Vincent J. Roscigno, Matt L. & Matt L. Huffman (32 pp., March 2013), appeared in Social Forces91(3). Authors contactable at gwilson1@miami.edu [14087]

  • "Ripe with Change: Evolving Farm Labor Markets in the United States, Mexico and Central America," by Philip Martin & J. Edward Taylor (36 pp., Feb. 2013), is a collaboration betw. The Wilson Ctr. and The Migration Policy Inst. Free copy available at www.migrationpolicy.org; The Inst. is at 1400 16th St. NW, #300, Wash., DC 20036, 202/266-1940. [14101]

  • "State Union Membership, 2012," by John Schmitt, Janelle Jones & Milla Sanes (9 pp., Jan. 2013), is available (possibly free) from the Center for Economic Policy Research, http://www.cepr.net/documents/publications/state-union-numbers-2013-01.pdf. Authors contactable at schmitt@cepr.org [14086]

  • The Aspen Institute's Workforce Strategies Initiative "identifies and advances strategies that help low-income Americans gain ground in today's labor market." Inf. from Maureen Conway, 202/736-1071. [13974]

  • "The Impact of Budget Cuts on Workforce Training," by Alicia Criado (March 2013), is part of a Monthly Latino Employment report published by the National Council of LaRaza. Free copy available from them, Raul Yziguirre Bldg., 1126 16th St. NW, #600, Wash., DC 20036-4845, 202/785-1670, comments@nclr.org [14097]

May/June 2013

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  • "Immigration and the American Worker: A Review of the Academic Literature," by George Borjas (April 2013), is available (no price given) from the Ctr. for Immigration Studies, 1629 K St. NW, #600, Wash., DC 20006, 202/466-8185. [13943]

March/April 2013

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  • "Immigration Advocacy as Labor Advocacy," by Kari L. Griffith & Tamara L. Lee, appeared in Berkeley J. Emp. & Lab. L. 73 (2012) [13852]

  • "Now Hiring? Orlando Roundtable Proceedings" is a Jan. 2013 National Council of La Raza briefing on Latinos and job creation. Summary available at www.nclr.org [13858]

  • The Effects of Budget Battles on Latino Employment, by Catherine Singley (Feb. 2013) is available at www.nclr.org [13857]

  • The Lucy Gonzalez Parsons Inst. for Education and Leadership is a new DC-based political education project, initiated by the Metro Washington AFL-CIO Council, which "aims to build leadership and deepen analysis in the local labor movement." Schedule of classes and registration information at TK [13820]

  • The Working Poor Families Project is a national initiative, funded by the Annie E. Casey, Ford, Joyce & Kresge Foundations, focused on state workforce development policies involving education/skills training for adults; economic development; income and work supports. Inf. at 301/657-1480, wpfp@starpowew.net [13828]

  • "Undocumented and Unprotected: Solutions for Protecting the Health of America's Undocumented Mexican Migrant Workers," by Michael A. Celone, appeared in Contemp. Health L. & Policy (2012) [13853]

January/February 2013

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  • "Economic Recovery and Social Investment: A Strategy to Create Good Jobs in the Service Sector," by Robert Kuttner (14 pp., Nov. 2012), is available (no price given) from Demos, 220 Fifth Ave., 2nd flr., NYC, NY 10001, 212/633-1405. [13710]

  • "Home Economics: The Invisible and Unregulated World of Domestic Work" (68 pp., Nov. 2012) is available (no price given) from The National Domestic Workers Alliance, 330 7th Ave., 19th flr., NYC, NY 10001-5010, 646/360-5806. [13708]

  • "Promoting Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Faculty: What Higher Education Unions Can Do" (36 pp., 2010) is available (no price given) from AFT Higher Education, 202/879-4400, www.aft.org/pdfs/highered/facultydiversity0310.pdf [13744]

September/October 2012

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  • "Good Food and Good Jobs for All" (34 pp., July 2012), by Yvonne Yen Liu, is available (no price listed) from the Applied Research Ctr., 32 Broadway, #1801, NYC, NY 10004. [13572]

July/August 2012

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  • "Improving Employment and Earnings for TANF Recipients" is available (possibly free) from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org [13504]

  • "Increasing Employment Stability and Earnings for Low-Wage Workers" (May 2012) is available (possibly free) from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org [13502]

  • "Need Not Apply: The Racial Disparate Impact of Pre-Employment Criminal Background Checks," by Roberto Concepcion, Jr., is a 24-page article in the Spring 2012 Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy. [13432]

  • The Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown Univ. has labor-related courses, a practitioner fellowship program, and a Working Lives Oral History Project. Contact them at 209 Maguire Hall, Georgetown Univ., 37th & O Sts. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/687-2293. [13555]

  • "The Public Sector Jobs Crisis: Women and African Americans Hit Hardest by Job Losses in State and Local Governments," by Algernon Austin, David Cooper & Mary Gable (May 2012), is available (no price listed) from the Economic Policy Inst., 1333 H St. NW, #300, Wash., DC 20005, 202/775-8810, aaustin@epi.org [13450]

  • Why Labor Organizing Should Be a Civil Right: Rebuilding a Middle-Class Democracy by Enhancing Worker Voice, by Richard D. Kahlenberg & Moshe Z. Marvit (150 pp., 2012), has been publised by The Century Foundation Press, 41 E. 70 St., NYC, NY 10021, 202/745-5476. www.tcf.org [13434]

March/April 2012

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  • "A More Perfect Union" is a long, detailed success story, by Robert Kuttner, about the workers in New York's Central Park Boathouse restaurant and their union, Local 6 of the hotel & restaurant workers' union; reprinted inthe Jan. 2012 issue of Public Citizen Health Letter, available (possibly free) from them, 1600 20th St. NW, Wash., DC 20009. [13301]

  • "Child Labor: Alive and Well on American 'Farms'" is the lead article in the Jan. 2012 issue of Public Citizen Health Letter; available from them (possibly free), 1600 20th St. NW, Wash., DC 20009. [13300]

  • "Work, Family, and Discrimination at the Bottom of the Ladder," by Stephanie Bornstein (42 pp.), appeared in the Winter 2012 issue of Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy. [13347]

January/February 2012

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  • "Hidden in Plain Sight: Workers ar Baltimore's Inner Harbor and the Struggle for Fair Development," by United Workers & National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) -- 44 pp., Spring 2011 -- is downloadable at http://unitedworkers.org/fair-development/report-hidden-in-plain-site/; hard copy available (no price listed) from United Workers, PO Box 41547, Baltimore, MD 21203, 410/230-1998, info@unitedworkers.org [13220]

  • "Putting America Back to Work," by Ross Eisenbrey, Lawrence Mishel, L. Josh Bivens & Andrew Fieldhouse (Sept. 2011), outlining 11 policy proposals to cteate jobs, is available (no price listed) from The Economic Policy Inst., 1333 H St. NW, #300, E. Tower, Wash., DC 20005, 202/775-8810, www.epi.org [13197]

  • "State Reforms Promoting Employment of People with Criminal Records: 2010-11 Legislative Roundup," by Michelle Nativadad Rodriguez, Elizabeth Farid & Nicole D. Porter (23 pp.), from The National Employment Law Project, The Sentencing Project, and National HIRE Network, is available (no price listed) from NELP, 75 Maiden Ln., #601, NYC, NY 10038, 212/285-3025, www.nelp.org [13106]

November/December 2011

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  • Rebuilding Schools and Jobs Sen. Jim Webb (VA) has introduced a bipartisan plan to provide tax crerdir for public-private partnerships to rebuild decaying schools across the country and create thousands of jobs in the process. Details from senator_jim_webb@webb.enews.senate.gov [13034]

  • "The Win/Win Solution: How Fixing the Housing Crisis Will Create One Million Jobs" (Aug. 2011) is downloadable at http://www.newebottomline.com/download_report_the_win_win_solution [12984]

September/October 2011

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  • "Diversity and Change: Asian American and Pacific Islander Workers," by Hey Jin Rho, John Schmitt, John Schmitt, Nicole Woo, Lucia Lin & Kent Wong (66 pp., July 11), is available (no price listed) from The Center for Economic and Policy Research, 1611 Conn. Ave. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20009, 202/293-5380, www,cepr.org [12896]

  • Ours to Master and Own: Workers' Control from the Commune to the Present, eds. Immanuel Ness & Dario Azzellini (May 2011, $19), has been published by Haymarket Books, PO Box 180165, Chicago, IL 60618, 773/583-7884, info@haymarketbooks.org [12854]

  • Reviving the Strike: How Working People Can Regain Power and Transform America, by Joe Burns (206 pp., 2011), has been published by Ig Publishing, 392 Clinton Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238, www.IGPub.com [12863]

  • To 'Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women's Lives and Labors After the Civil War, by Tera W. Hunter (299 pp., 1997), has been published by Harvard University Press. [12901]

  • Young Men's Initiative NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has launched a comprehensive effort to tackle disparities between young black and Latino males and their peers. Key areas are Education, Employment, Health and Justice. Further inf. from Melanie Herzog, City Hall, NYC, NY 10007. [12911]

July/August 2011

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  • I AM A MAN: From Memphis, a Lesson in Life is a new (2011) 47-minute documentary on the 1968 Sanitation Workers' strike that brought Martin Luther King to Memphis, resulting in his assassination. It's available ($20 on the web, but the producer at the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau might generously send it without charge); there's also a separate 2nd "Behind the Scenes" element on how the movie was made. Contact Calvin Taylor, 901/543-5306, calvin@mcvb.org [12822]

  • "Missed Opportunity: Transit and Jobs in Metropolitan America," by Adie Tomer, Elizabeth Kneebone, Robert Puentes & Alan Berube (63 pp., May 2011), is available (no price listed) from The Brookings Metropolitan Program, 1775 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036-2188, 202/797-6000, www.brookings.edu [12801]

May/June 2011

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  • "Background Characteristics and Patterns of Employment, Earnings, and Public Assistance Receipt of Adults in Two-Parent Families," by Sonya Williams & Stephen Freedman (48 pp., Nov. 2010), is available (possibly free) from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, www.mdrc.org/publications/584/overview.html [12661]

  • "Can Low-Income Single Parents Move Up in the Labor Market? Findings from the Employment Retention and Advancement Project," by Victoria Deitch, Aaron Hill, Cynthia Miller & Cynthia Miller (12 pp., Jan. 2011), is available (possibly free) from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, www.mdrc.org/publications/584/overview.html [12659]

  • "Lessons from the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act," by Magnus Lofstrom, Sarah Bohn & Steven Raphael (31 pp., March 2011), is available (possibly free) from The Public Policy Institute of California, 500 Washington St., #600, SF, CA 94111, 415/291-4400, www.ppic.org [12711]

  • Live Working or Die Fighting: How the Working Class Went Global, by Paul Mason (320 pp., 2010,$17), has been published by Haymarket Books. [12683]

  • Restoring the Power of Unions: It Takes a Movement, by Julius G. Getman (381 pp., 2010, $55), has been published by Yale Univ. Press. [12679]

  • The Coalition for Change, Inc. (C4C) describes itself, in its brochure, as dealing with "Black Males & Social Policy: Discrimination and Retaliation A 'Reality' Facing Black Males in the Federal Sector." Reachable at 866/737-9783, www.coalition4change.org [12748]

  • "The Role of Affordable Housing in Creating Jobs and Stimulating Economic Growth: Evidence in Brief," by Keith Wardrip, Laura Williams & Suzanne Hague (4 pp., Jan. 2011), is available (possibly free) from The Center for Housing Policy, 1900 M St. NW, #200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/466-2121, chp-feedback@nhc.org. A companion, 20-page, Jan. 2011 "Review of the Literature," by the same 3 authors, is also available. www,nhc.org [12664]

  • "Whiter Jobs, Higher Wages: Occupational segregation and the lower wages of black men," by Darrick Hamilton, Algernon Austin & William A. Darity, Jr. (13 pp., Feb. 2011), is available (possibly free) from The Economic Policy Institute, 1333 H St. NW, #300 E. Tower, Wash., DC 20005, 202/775-8810, www.epi.org [12669]

March/April 2011

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  • "FInding the Next Job: Reemployment Strategies in Retention and Advancement Programs for Current and Former Welfare Recipients" (11 pp., June 2010) is available (possibly free) from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, www.mdrc.org/publications/576/overview.html [12579]

  • "Freedom at Work: Campaing Toolkit 2010" (34 pp.) is available, likely free, from the International Law Rights Forum, 1634 I St. NW, #1001, Wash., DC 20006. [12495]

  • "I Want to Make It on My Own: A Qualitative Assessment of How New Jersey's Welfare and Workforce Development Programs Can Better Perform Their Core Mission of Moving People from Welfare to Sustainable Work" (139 pp., Nov. 2010) is available (no price given) from the Poverty Research Institute of Legal Services of New Jersey, PO Box 1357, Edison, NJ 08818. [12500]

  • "Immigration Policy and Less-Skilled Workers in the United States" is a Jan. 2011 report available (no price given) from The Migration Policy Institute, 1400 16th St. NW, #300, Wash., DC 20036, 202/266-1940, source@migrationpolicy.org [12583]

  • "Put Illinois to Work Evaluation: An Early Look" (32 pp., Oct. 2010), from the Social IMPACT Research Center, is available at http://www.heartlandalliance.org.whatwedo/advocacy/reports/put-illinois-to-work.html [12546]

  • Sunset Scavengers: Dirty Work and the Pride of Ownership, by Stewart E. Perry, chronicling San Francisco's worker-owner garbage/trash collection company, was published by Univ. Calif. Press in 1978; his follow-up book, Collecting Garbage: Dirty Work, Clean Jobs, Proud People was published by Transaction Press in 1998. [12523]

  • "The Labor Day List: Partnerships That Work" (2010, 12 pp.), "celebrating successful labor relations strategies in the New Economy," is available (possibly free) from American Rights at Work Educational Fund, 1100 17th St. NW, #950, Wash., DC 20036, 202/822-2127, srbprogram@americanrightsatwork.org, www.americanrightsatwork.org [12612]

  • "The Recession Generation: Preventing Long-term Damage from Child Poverty and Young Adult Joblessness" (25 pp., July 2010)is available (possibly free) from the Coalition on Human Needs, 1120 Conn. Ave. NW, #312, Wash., DC 20036, 202/223-2532, x112, mdonahue@chn.org [12618]

  • "Work After Prison: One-Year Findings from the Transitional Jobs Reentry Demonstration," by Cindy Redcross and 8 others (15 pp., Oct. 2010), is available (possibly free) from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org [12554]

January/February 2011

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  • "Different Race, Different Recession: American Indian Unemployment in 2010," by Algernon Austin is a 7-page, Nov. 2010 Issue Brief (#289), available (likely free) from The Economic Policy Institute, 1333 H St. NW CH chkaddress, Wash., DC 20005, 202/775-8810, www.epi.org/publications/entry/ib289 [12411]

  • "Economic Development/Jobs:" Good Jobs First has just (Dec. 2010) released 3 valuable resources: 1)"Show Us the Subsidies" rates and tracks each state (plus DC) on how well or poorly state government economic development websites disclose subsidy deals, names, costs, outcomes, etc.; 2) "Accountable USA" is 51 web pages on major scams by states, tax dodges, deals, etc.; 3) "Subsidy Tracker" is a searchable national database of company-specific subsidy-deal data, with 60,000+ entries. Contact them at 1616 P St. NW, #210, Wash., DC 20036, goodjobs@goodjobsfirst.org, www,goodjobsfirst.org [12457]

  • "Out of Work, and Out of Benefits," by Andrea Orr, a 4-page, Nov. 2010 Economic Policy Institute publication, is available (likely free) from EPI, 1333 H St. NW, Wash., DC 20005CH CHK/add address, 202/775-8810. [12410]

  • Rebel Rank and File: Labor Militancy and Revolt from Below During the Long 1970s, eds. Aaron Brenner, Robert Brenner & Cal Winslow (320 pp., 2010, $26.95), has been published by Verso Books. [12450]

  • She Was One Of Us: Eleanor Roosevelt and the American Worker, by Brigid O'Farrell (304 pp., 2010, $29.95), has been published by Cornell ILR Press. [12427]

  • Who Needs Migrant Workers? Labour Shortages, Immigration, and Public Policy, eds. Martin Ruhs & Bridget Anderson (2010), has been published by Oxford Univ. Press. Inf. from info@compas.ox.ac.uk [12416]

September/October 2010

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  • "Jobs With Justice 2009 Annual Report" is available from them (likely free): 1325 Mass. Ave. NW, #200, Wash., DC 20005, 202/393-1044, jwjnational@jwj.org, www.jwj.org [12161]

  • Live Working or Die Fighting: How the Working Class Went Global, by Paul Mason (320 pp., May 2010 - updated 2010 edition), has been published by Haymarket Books, PO Box 180165, Chicago, IL 60618, 773/583-7884, www.haymarketbooks.org [12160]

  • "Shifting Gears: State Innivation to Advance Workers and the Economy in the Midwest," by Julie Strawn (29 pp., July 2010), is available (possibly free) from Marcie Foster, CLASP (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman), 1200 18th St. NW, #200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/906-8033, mwfoster@clasp.org [12062]

  • The Civil Wars in U.S. Labor: Birth of a New Workers' Movement or Death Throes of the Old?, by Steve Early (320 pp., Dec. 2010), has been published by Haymarket Books, PO Box 180165, Chicago, IL 60618, 773/583-7884, www.haymarketbooks.org [12158]

July/August 2010

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  • "Black Depression: The Deepening Economic Crisis of New York's Black Men" is the thems of the 60-page May 2010 issue of City Limits. Available ($4.95) from them, 105 E. 22 St., #901, NYC, NY 10010, 212/614-5397, www.citylimits.org [12047]

  • "Immigrants in Work Force: Study Belies Image" was a front-page article in the April 16, 2010 NY Times. If you can't locate it, we can send you a photocopy if you provide a SASE. [11974]

  • "Poverty on the Rise in the District: The Impact of Unemployment in 2009 and 2010" (March 2010) is available from the DC Fiscal Policy Institute, 820 First St. NE, #460, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080, www.dcfpi.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/3-24-10EstimatingPoverty2009.pdf [12026]

  • "Premature End of Federal Assistance to the States Threatens Education Reforms and Jobs," by Phil Olif, Erica Williams & Nicholas Johnson (9 pp., May 2010) is available (possibly free) from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 820 First St. NE, #510, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080, www.cbpp.org/files/4-19-10sfp.pdf [12023]

  • "The Ninth Annual Report to the President on Hispanic Employment in the Federal Government" (18 pp., April 2010) is available (likely free) from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E St. NW, Wash., DC 20415, 202/606-1800, www.opm.gov/Diversity/Hispanic/ [12020]

  • "Who Are the Chronically Unemployed?" is testimony submitted by Wilhemina Leigh at the Congressional Black Caucus hearing, "Out of Work but Not out of Hope: Addressing the Crsisis of the Chronically Unemployed" (11 pp., March 2010), available from the Joint Center for Economic and Political Studies, www.jointcenter.org [12021]

May/June 2010

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  • "Building a Comprehensive Youth Employment System: Examples of Effective Practice," by Sara Hasting, Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt & Linda Harris (51 pp., Feb. 2010) is available (likely free)from the Center for Law & Social Policy, 1800 M St. NW, #200, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000, www.clasp.org [11955]

  • "For Job Seeker, No Recovery In Sight," by L. Josh Bivens & Heidi Shierholz, a 15-page, March 2010 Briefing Paper, is available (possibly free) from the Economic Policy Inst., 1333 H St. NW, #300, E. Tower, Wash., DC 20005, 202/775-8810, www.epi.org [11917]

  • "How Transportation Reform Could Increase the Availability of Housing Affordable to Families with a Mix of Incomes Near Public Transit, Job Centers, and Other Essential Destinations," by Jeffrey Lubell & Emily Salomon (14 pp., Jan. 2010) is available (no price given) from the National Housing Conference & Center for Housing Policy, 1801 K St. NW, #M-100, Wash., DC 20006 [11950]

  • Reclaiming the Ivory Tower: Organizing Adjuncts to Change Higher Education, by Joe Berry (162 pp., 2005, $13), is published by Monthly Review Press, 122 W. 27 St., NYC, NY 10001, www.monthlyreview.org [11873]

  • "Regional Coordination in Atlanta Metro and in the Twin Cities: Understanding the Challenges and Opportunities of Coordinating, Housing, Transportation and Workforce Policies," by Emily Salomon & Lynn Ross (12 pp., Jan. 2010) is available (no price given) from the National Housing Conference & Center for Housing Policy, 1801 K St. NW, #M-100, Wash., DC 20006. [11951]

  • Stretched Thin: Poor Families, Welfare Work, and Welfare Reform, by Sandra Morgen, Joan Acker & Jill Weigt (256 pp., 2010, $22.95), has been published by Cornell Univ. Press, 607/277-2337, x254, JAL.225@CORNELL.EDU www.cornellpress.cornell.edu [11890]

  • Triangle Fire: A 100th anniversary of the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire will be held next year. Inf. from www.rememberthetrianglefire.org [11934]

March/April 2010

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  • "HUD's Moving-to-Work Demonstration" is the subject of a Jan. 2010 report from the Center on Budget & Policy Priorities (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Robert Greenstein); available at www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm? [11851]

  • Living on the Edge in Suburbia: From Welfare to Workfare, by Terese Lawinski (214 pp., 2010, $27.95), published by Vanderbilt Univ. Press, an ethnography of how welfare refrom and the low-wage labor market converge to intensify the insecurity of poor families in Westchester County, NY, continuous to NYC. [11842]

  • Organizing Prosperity: Union Effects onJob Quality, Community Betterment, and Industry Standards, by Mark Vidal & David Kusnet (76 pp., Feb. 2009, $11.50), is available from the Economic Policy Inst., 800/EPI-4844. [11848]

January/February 2010

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  • "Decent Work, Living Wages...and Government's Hidden Leverage," a special 23-page section of The American Prospect, prepared with Demos, appeared in their Oct. issue. Among the authors of the 9 articles: Robert Kuttner, David Moberg, Ruth Milkman, Peter Dreier, David Bensman. Inf./copies from Dorian Friedman, 202/776-0730, x111. [11811]

  • Shoes, Glue and Homework: Dangerous Work in the Global Footwear Industry, by Pia Markkanen (2009), has been published by Baywood Publishing Co., 26 Austin Ave., Amityville, NY 11701, 800/638-7819, info@baywood.com [11782]

November/December 2009

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  • Wherever There's A Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California, by Elaine Elinson & Stan Yogi (512 pp., 2009, $24.95), has been published by Heydey Books, PO Box 9145, Berkeley, CA 94709, 510/549-3564. [11738]

September/October 2009

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  • Economic Justice, Laborf and Community Practice, eds. Louise Simmons & Scott Harding (246 pp., Nov. 2009), will be published by Routledge, www.routledge.com [11655]

  • "Strategies to Help Low-Wage Workers Advance" (July 2009), a MDRC publicatikon, is available from them at TK [11571]

  • "Strategies to Help Low-Wage Workers Advance: Implementation and Early Impactgs of the Work Advancement and Support Center (WASC) Demonstration," by Cynthia Miller, Cynthia Miller, Betsy L. Tessler & Mark Van Dock (13 pp., June 2009) is available, in Exec. Summary form ()no price listed) from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org [11592]

  • The Francis Perkins Center has been established in Newcastle, Maine -- where the former Sec. of Labor under FDR and the first female cabinet member in the nation's history grew up. PO Box 281, Newcastle, ME 04553, FrancesPerkinsCenter.org [11664]

  • "The Labor Day List:: Partnerships That Work" "celebrating successful labor relations strategies in the new economy" (12 pp. 2009 edition) is available (possibly free) from American Rights at Work Education Fund, 1100 17th St. NW, #950, Wash., DC 20036, 202/822-2127, www.americanrightsatwork.org [11616]

  • "Update on Black Farmers" is the subject of the June 22, 2009 issue of The Cohen Report, available from Rick Cohen, the Nonprofit Quarterly's national correspondent. Available at www.nonprofitquarterly.org/cohenreport/2009/06/22update [11688]

July/August 2009

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  • "Job Loss and Health in the U.S. Labor Market," by Kate W. Strully appeared in the May 2009 issue of Demography (Vol. 46, no. 2). Reprints of the 28-page article may be available from the author, kstrully@albany.edu [11506]

  • Mother Jones: America's Most Dangerous Woman is a new 24-min. documentary, by two Northern Illinois Univ. professors, available at www.motherjonesmuseum.org [11490]

  • "Not Out of the Woods: A Report on the Jobless Recovery Underway" is a June 2009 report from the New American Contract project of the New America Foundation. Available (possibly free) from sherraden@newamerica.net [11450]

March/April 2009

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  • "A Foot in the Door: Using Alternative Staffing Organizations to Open Up Opportunities for Disadvantaged Workers" is a Jan. 2009 report form Public/Private Ventures, available from them (possibly free) at 2000 Market St., #600, Phila., PA 19103; downloadable at www.ppv.org/ppv/publication.asp?section_id=26&search_id=&publication_id=266 [11292]

  • Inst. for Polic Research Working Papers A descriptive list of IPR 2006-08 Working Papers appears in the Fall 2008 issue of their newsletter, available (likely free) from them at 2040 Sheridan Rd., Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL 60208-4100, 847/491-3395, iprnortwestern.edu/ipr, www.northwestern.edu/ipr [11289]

  • "Rethinking the Safety Net: Gaps and Instability in Help for the Working Poor," by Scott W. Allard is available (no price given) from the Univ. of Wisc. Inst. for Research on Poverty, 1180 Observatory Dr., 3412 Soc. Sci. Bldg., Madison, WI 53706; downloadable at www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/focus/pdfsfoc261d.pdf [11312]

  • "The Economic Policy Inst. 2009 Publications Catalog" (45 pp.) is available from them (free): 1333 H St. NW, #300 E. Tower, Wash., DC 20005, 800/EPI-4844 [11314]

  • Trolleys in Black and White: Segregation and Public Transit in Washington from 1920-1962 documents segregation of passengers and employees in the city's streetcars and busses. Made by and available from the Amalgamated Transit Union, 5025 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20016, 202/537-1503. Also available from the is the related 5-pager, "Equal Rights on the Front Platform, on job discimination in the trolley system. [11332]

  • "Uneven Progress: The Employment Pathways of Skilled Immigrants in the United States," by Jeanne Batalova & Michael Fix (70 pp., Oct. 2008) is available from the Migration Policy Inst., www.migrationpolicy.org/pubs/BrainWasteOct.08.pdf [11282]

  • "Working Hard, Still Falling Short" is an 8-page, 2008 report from the Working Families Project, avaiable at www.workingpoorfamilies.org/pdfs/NatReport08.pdf [11281]

November/December 2008

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  • Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century, by Randy Shaw & Randy Shaw (2008?), can be ordered at www.beyondthefields.net [11144]

  • "Creating Postsecondary Pathways to Good Jobs for Young High School Dropouts," by Linda Harris & Evelyn Ganzglass (12 pp., Oct. 2008), is available (free) from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (header by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman), 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 200005, 202/906-8000, www.clasp.org [11138]

  • "Hispanics and the Economy," by Algernon Austin & Marie T. Mora is a 13-page, Oct. 31, 2008 Briefing Paper, available (possibly free) from the Economic Policy Inst., 1333 H St. NW, E. Tower, #300, Wash., DC 20005, 202/775-8810, www.epi.org [11134]

  • Wage Theft in America, by Kim Bobo (2008, $17.95+s/h) has been published by New Press. [11192]

September/October 2008

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  • "Career Academies: Long-Term Impacts on Labor Market Outcomes, Educational Attainment, and Transitions to Adulthood," by James J. Kemple (47 pp., June 2008), is available (no price listed) from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200. www.mdrc.org [11112]

  • "The Labor Day List; Partnerships that Work" (2008 edition, 16 pp.), "celebrating successful labor relations strategies in the new economy," is available (possibly free) from the American Rights at Work Education Fund, 1100 17th St. NW, #950, Wash., DC 20036, 202/822-2127,srbprogram@americanrightsatwork.org, www.americanrightsatwork.org [11057]

  • The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor: The Life and Times of Tony Mazzocchi, by Les Leopold (544 pp., 2007, $24.95), has been published by Chelsea Green, www.chelseagreen.com [11107]

July/August 2008

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  • "Going Nowhere: Workers' Wages Since the Mid-1970s" (11 pp., updated for 2008, a Reality Check Guide to the Issues, is available ($3.50) from The Century Foundation, 41 E. 70 St., NYC, NY 10021, 212/535-4441, = "mailto:hicks@tcf.org">hicks@tcf.org, www.tcf.org [10979]

  • "No Free Pass to Harass: Protecting the Rights of Undocumented Immigrant Women Workers in Sexual Harassment Cases" (2008) is a litigation guide by the National Employment Law Project and the ACLU Women's Rights Project. Available at salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=R%2BKvnEZWocVQ987Tge0f9dFtdtVerwYW [10948]

  • "Reach Higher, America: Overcoming Crisis in the U.S. Workforce" (61 pp., June 2008), a report of is available The National Commission on Adult Literacy, is available (no price listed) from the Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy, 1221 Ave. of the Americas, 46th flr., NYC, NY 10020, 212/512-2363, www.caalusa.org [10984]

  • "The Continued Collapse of the Nation's Teen Job Market and the Dismal Outlopok for the 2008 Summer Labor Market for Teens: Does Anybody Care?" (2008) has been issued by the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern Univ. Available at www.clms.neu.edu/publications/ [10941]

  • The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor: The Life and Times of Tony Mazzocchi, by Les Leopold (544 pp., 2007, $24.95), has been published by Chelsea Green Publishing, www.chelseagreen.com [10995]

  • "Thrive: The Skills Imperative" (2008) has been published by the Council on Competitiveness; available at www.compete.org/images/uploads/File/PDF%20Files.Thrive.%20The%20Skills%Imperative%20-%20FINAL%20PDF.PDF [10970]

  • "Tunnels & Cliffs: A Guide for Workforce Development Practitioners and Policymakers Serving Youth with Mental Health Needs" (107 pp., 2007) is available (no price listed) from the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth, c/o Inst. for Educational Leadership, 4455 Conn. Ave. NW, #310, Wash., DC 20008, 877/871-0744, contact@ncwd-youth.info, www.ncwd-youth.info [10951]

May/June 2008

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  • "Estimation of Health Benefits From a Local Living Wage Ordinance" appeared in Vol. 91:9 (Sept. 2001) of American Journal of Public Health, pp. 1398-1402. [10891]

  • "Traqde, Jobs & Wages"," by L. Josh Bivens, a May 2008 Issue Brief, is available (likely free) from The Economic Policy Institute, 1333 H St. NW, 300 E. Tower, Wash., DC 20005, 202/775-8810, publications@epi.org [10852]

March/April 2008

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  • A Philip Randolph: For Jobs and Freedom a (great) 86-min., 1996 documentary on the long life and varied accomplkishments of the head of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, is available ($49) from the Labor Heritage Foundation, 815 16th St. NW, Wash., DC 20006, 202/637-3963, info@laborheritage.org [10812]

  • "Economic Mobility of Black and White Families" (13 pp., 2007[?]), is available (possibly free) from the PEW Charitable Trusts, www.pewtrust.org [10766]

  • "From Getting By to Getting Ahead: Navigating Career Advancement for Low-Wage Workers," by Betsy L. Tessler & David Seith (131 pp., Oct. 2007), is available (no price listed) from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org [10772]

  • "Hunger 2008: Working Harder for Working Families" (157 pp.) is the 18th Annual Report on the State of World Hunger, available ($25) from Bread for the World, 50 F St. NW, #500, Wash., DC 20001, 202/464-8172, www.bread.org [10773]

January/February 2008

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  • "Better Workers for Better Jobs: Improving Worker Advancement in the Low-Wage Labor Market," by Harry Holzer (8 pp., Dec. 2007), is available (possibly free) from The Brookings Institution, 1775 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/797-6279, info@hamiltonproject.org, www.hamiltonproject.org [10691]

  • "Four Strategies to Overcome Barriers to Employment" (Dec. 2007) is available (possibly free) from MDRC, ADDRESS TK, NYC, NYXXXX, 212/XXXXX [10694]

  • "Rethinking the Effects of Immigration on Wages" (Sept. 2006), from the Immigration Policy Center, finds, based on 1990-2004 data that immigration has had a positive effect on the wages of most native-born workers. Available at www.immigrationpolicy.org [10716]

  • "Transitional Jobs for Ex-Prisoners" (Dec. 2007) is available (possibly free) from MDRC, ADDRESS TK, NYC, NYXXXX, 212/XXXXX [10693]

November/December 2007

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  • "Communicating About Poverty and Low-Wage Work: A New Agenda," by Matthew C. Nisbet (27 pp., Oct. 2007), is available (possibly free) from Margy Waller, The Mobility Agenda, 202/730-9372, waller@inclusionist.org; a 3-page Executive Summary is available as well. www.inclusionist.org/mobility [10629]

  • "Connecting Working Families to Economic Opportunities in the Philadelphia Region: The Role of Employers," by Sarah Treuhaft, a 13-page, 2007 report, is available (likely free) from PolicyLink, 1438 Webster St., #303, Oakland, CA 94612, 510/663-2333, www.policylink.org [10549]

  • "Improving Work Supports: Closing the Financial Gap for Low-Wage Workers and Their Families," by Nancy K. Cauthen, is a 32-page, Oct. 2007 Economic Policy Inst. Briefing Paper, available (possibly free) from EPI, 1333 H St. NW, #300 East Tower, Wash., DC 20005, 202/775-8810, www.epi.org [10555]

  • "Road to Jobs," by Todd Swanstrom (2007), is available from www.transportationequity.org [10567]

  • "The Labor Day List: Partnerships That Work" (13 pp., Sept. 2007) "highlights partnerships between employers and their employees' unions that meet the needs of workers and fulfill business objecives in the global economy."
    Available (likely free) from American Rights At Work, 1100 17th St. NW, #950, Wash., DC 20036, 202/822-2127, www.americanrightsatwork.org [10633]

  • The Labor Heritage Foundation has a 2007 catalogue of labor, music, art, books and film. Free from them, 815 16th St. NW, Wash., DC 20006, 202/639-6204, www.laborheritage.org [10568]

  • "The Mobility Agenda: New Ideas and Strategies for Low-Wage Work - National Scan Summary," by Margy Waller (2 pp., Oct. 2007), is available (likely free) from the author, 202/730-9372, waller@inclusionist.org, www.inclusionist.org/mobility [10630]

  • The Nonprofit Sector Workforce Coalition has launched a National Campaign to Recruit, Prepare, and Retain a Skilled and Diverse Next-Generation of Nonprofit Sector Leadership. Contact Stephen Bauer, American Humanics, 1100 Walnut St., #1900, Kansas City, MO 64106, 816/561-6415, x108, sbauer@humanics.org, www.humanics.org/coalition [10611]

  • "The State of Working Alabama 2007," from Arise Citizens' Policy Project, is available (no price given) from them at PO Box 1188, Montgomery, AL 36101; online at www.arisecitizens.org [10563]

September/October 2007

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  • "Hard-to-Employ Parents: A Review of Their Characteristics and the Programs Designed to Serve Them," by Sheila R. Zedlewski, Pamela Holcomb & Pamela Loprest (31 pp., Jjune 2007), is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5709, www.urban.org [10480]

  • "Opportunity at Work: Imrpoving Job Quality," by Elizabeth Lower-Basch (24 pp., Sept. 2007), is available (possibly free) from the Ctr. for Law and Social Policy, 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000, www.clasp.org [10515]

July/August 2007

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  • "Labor Unions and Affordable Housing: An Uneasy Relationship," by Hilary Botein appeared in 42 Urban Affairs Review/i> (2007). [10411]

May/June 2007

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  • "Beyond Barriers to Work: A Workforce Approach That Addresses Unpredictability, Halting Progress, and Human Nature," by Toby Herr & Suzanne L. Wagner (26 pp., Feb. 2007), is available (possibly free) from Projectd Match, 420 N. Wabash Ave., 6th flr., Chicago, IL 60611, 312/893-7241, infO@pmatch.org, www.pmatch.org [10283]

  • "Staying in Jobs and Out of the Underground: Child Support Policies that Encourage Legitimate Work," by Vicki Turetsky is a 2007 paper, available (likely free) from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman), 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000. [10310]

  • "The Correlates of Work in a Post-AFDC World: The Results from a Longitudinal State-Level Analysis," by Dan A. Lewis, Spyros Konstantopoulos & Lisa Altenbernd is a 2007 Working Paper from the Inst. for Policy Research, Northwestern Univ., 2040 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208-4100, 847/491-3395, ipr@northwestern.edu. IPS Working Papers are $5, and the Spring 2007 issue Institute for Policy Research News has a cumulative index of their Working Papers, 2002-2007. [10309]

March/April 2007

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  • "Black Workers in the Bay Area: Employment Trends and Job Quality: 1970-2000," by Steven C. Pitts (81 pp., Nov. 2006), is available (no price listed)from the Univ. of Calif., Center for Labor Research and Education, 2521 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720-5555, 510/642-0323; downloadable at laborcenter.berkeley.edu [10227]

  • "Close to Slavery: Guestworker Programs in the United States" (2007) is available (likely free) from the Southern Poverty Law Center, ADDRESS tk, Montgomery, AL ZIP, phone, web [10272]

  • "Getting Organized: Unionizing Home-Based Child Care Providers," by Helen Blank & Joan Entmacher (March 2007), is available (possibly free) from the National Women's Law Center, 202/588-5180. [10241]

  • "Responsive Workplaces: The Business Case for Employment That Values Fairnesss and Families," by Illinois Poverty Summit , Illinois Poverty Summit , Illinois Poverty Summit & Jodie Levin-Epstein (5 pp. 2007), is available (likely free) from the Center for Law and Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Board member Alan Houseman), 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000. [10258]

  • "Trends in the Low-Wage Immigrant Workforce, 2000-2005," by Randy Capps, Karina Fortnoy & Michael Fix, a March 2007 Urban Institute report, is available (likely free) from the Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5709, www.urban.org [10237]

January/February 2007

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  • "Are They Really Ready to Work? Employers' Perspectives on the Basic Knowledge & Applied Skills of New Entrants to the 21st Century U.S. Workforce" (Sept. 2006)is downloadable at www.21stcenturyskills.org/documents/FINAL_REPORT_PDF9-29-06.pdf [10094]

  • "Black Workers in the Bay Area: Employment Trends & Job Quality: 1970-2000," by Steven C. Pitts (81 pp., Nov. 2006), from the UC-Berkeley Labor Center (2521 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720-5555, 510/643-6815, spitts1@berkeley.edu; downloadable at laborcenter.berkeley.edu [10166]

  • "Increasing Opportunities: Creating & Expanding Transitional Jobs Programs for TANF Recipients Under the Deficit Reduction Act," by Abbey Frank (4 pp., Dec. 2006), is available (likely free) from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman). Inf. from CLASP, 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000. [10089]

  • Jobs and Economic Development in Minority Communities, eds. Paul Ong & Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris (2006), has been published by Temple Univ. Press. Among the contributors: Manuel Pastor, Abel Valenzuela. Jr., Thomas Boston, Jacqueline Leavitt. [10121]

  • "New Ideas & Strategies for Low-Wage Work" is the subject of a Dec. 2006 summary report of a national scan, from The Mobility Agenda of the Center for Community Change (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Deepak Bhargava. Available at , tinyurl.com/y9nuwp [10124]

  • "Opportunity at Work: Creating Better Jobs for a Stronger Economy" is a newly launched initiative from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman). Inf. from CLASP, 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000. [10085]

  • Working and Poor: How Economic and Policy Changes Are Affecting Low-Wage Workers, eds. Rebecca Blank, Sheldon Danzinger & Robert F. Schoeni (2006), a National Poverty Center conference volume, has been published by the Russell Sage Foundation. Can be ordered from www.russellsage.org/publications/books/060711.765292 [10151]

November/December 2006

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  • "And Injustice For All: Workers' Lives in the Reconstruction of New Orleans," by Judith Browne-Dianis, Jennifer Lai, Marielena Hincapie & Saket Soni (76 pp., July 2006), jointly published by Advancement Project, Natl. Immigration Law Ctr. & New Orleans Worker Justice Coal., is available (no price given) from Advancement Project, 1730 M St. NW, #910, Wash., DC 20036, 202/728-9557, ap@advancementproject.org [10062]

  • "Get the Prescription: Child Care Workers Need Paid Sick Days," by Jodie Levin-Epstein (July 2006), is available (free) from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by founding PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman), 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000. [10059]

  • "Miles to Go, Louisiana -- The Only Way Forward: Changing Directrions in Education" (22 pp., 2006), on how the state's economic problems are linked to its lower levels of education, is available (possibly free) from the Southern Educ. Fdn., 135 Auburn Ave. NE,, 2nd flr., Atlanta, GA 30303. Their website also had detailed reports on other Southern states, www.southerneducation.org [10004]

  • "The Labor Day List: Partnerships that Work" (12 pp., Aug. 2006), "celebrating partnerships between employers & their employees' unions that both meet the needs of workers & fulfill business objectives in the global economy," is available (possibly free) from American Rights at Work, 1100 17th St. NW, #950, Wash., DC 20036, 202/822-2127, ndaruwala@americanrightsatwork.org, www.americanrightsatwork.org [10013]

  • The Labor Heritage Foundation has a 2006 Catalogue of labor music, art, books & film. Available (presumably free) from the Foundation, 815 16th St. NW, Wash., DC 20006, 202/639-6204. [10029]

  • "Two-Thirds of States Qualify for Extending Counting of TANF Job Search & Job Readiness Assistance," by Elizabeth Lower-Basch (3 pp.,Oct. 2006) is available (free) from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by PRRAC founding Board member Alan Houseman), 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000. [10045]

September/October 2006

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  • "After Katrina: Rebuilding Opportunity & Equity Into the New New Orleans," by Margery Austin Turner (94 pp., April 2006), from The Urban Inst., is available at www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=311406 [9972]

  • "An Evaluation of OPM's Efforts to Improve Hispanic Representation in the Federal Workforce" (33 pp., Aug. 2006), from the Natl. Hispanic Leadership Agenda, is available at www.nclr.org/content/publications/detail41503/ [9957]

  • Black Males Left Behind, by Donald Mincy (326 pp., Feb. 2006, 29.50), has been published by Urban Inst. Press, www.uipress.org/Template.cfm?Section=Bookstore&Template=/Ecommerce/ProductDisplay.cfm&Productid=4705 [9938]

  • Employee Rights & Employment Policy Journal (Vol. 10, Issue 1, 2006) is devoted to the proceedings of the UNC-Chapel Hill Ctr. on Poverty, Work & Opportunity Summit, held Nov. 9, 2005). Participants include John Edwards, Peter Edelman, David Elwood, William Julius Wilson, Katherine Newman, Jared Bernstein, Alice O'Connor & many others. For inf., contact Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661-3691, 312/906-5000. [9935]

  • "Employment=Focused Programs for Ex-Prisoners: What Have We Learned, What Are We Learning, and Where Should We Go From Here?," by Dan Bloom (28 pp., 2006), a Manpower Development Research Corp. report, is available at www.mdrc.org/publications/435/overview.html [9949]

  • "Getting Punched: The Job & Family Clock -- It's Time for Flexible Work for Workers of All Ages," by Jodie Levin-Epstein (26 pp., July 2006), is available (free) from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000, www.clasp.org [9917]

  • Justice on the Job: Perspectives on the Erosion of Collective Bargaining in the United States, eds. Richard N. Block, Sheldon Friedman, Michelle Kaminski & Andy Levin (355 pp., 2006, $22), is available at www.upjohninst.org/publications/titles/joj.html [9958]

  • Making America Work, by Jon Forman (448 pp., 2006, $29.50), develops a comprehensive natl. strategy for improving the econ. benefits of employment & promoting greater econ. justice. Published by Urban Inst. Press, 877/847-7377, www.uipress.org [9930]

  • Reconnecting Disadvantaged Young Men, by Peter Edelman, Harry Holzer & Paul Offner (156 pp., Jan. 2006, $26.50), providing recommendations to reconnect disadvantaged males to employment & education, is available from Urban Inst. Press, www.uipress.org/Template.cfm?Section=Bookstore&Template=Ecommerce/ProductDisplay.cfm&ProductID=4704 [9941]

  • "The State of Working America 2006/2007" has been released by The Economic Policy Inst., 1333 H St. NW, #300, E. Tower, Wash., DC 20005, epinews@www2.epinet.org [9926]

July/August 2006

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  • "Shortchanging Security: How Poor Training, Low Pay & Lack of Job Protection for Security Guards Undermine Public Safety in New York City," by Nancy Rankin & Mark Levitan (46 pp., May 2006), is available (no price given) from the Community Service Society of NY, 105 E. 22 St., NYC, NY 10010, 212/254-8900, www.cssny.org/pdfs/ShortchangingSecurity.pdf [9848]

  • "The High-Performance Workforce and the At-Risk Student" (2006) addresses the educational needs of the at-risk student to fit the growing need for well-prepared employees. Available (no price given) from the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network, Clemson Univ., 209 Martin St., Clemson, SC 29631, 864/656-2599. [9847]

May/June 2006

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  • "A New Approach to Low-Wage Workers & Employers," by Jacqueline Anderson, Linda Y. Kato & James A. Riccio (62 pp., 2006), is available (no price listed) from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org [9769]

  • Cesar Chavez and La Causa, by Dan La Botz (224 pp., 2006?, $20), has been published by Pearson Longman, 800/947-7700, www.ablongman.com [9816]

  • "On the Corner: Day Labor in the United States," by Abel Valenzuela, Jr., Nikolas Theodore, Edwin Melendez & Ana Luz Gonzalez (39 pp., Jan. 2006), is available at www.sscnet.ucla.edu/issr/csup/index.php [9776]

  • "The Power of Work: The Center for Employment Opportunities Comprehensive Prisoner Reentry Program" (27 pp., March 2006) is available (possibly free) from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org [9768]

March/April 2006

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  • "An Introduction to Unemployment and Unemployment Insurance," by Wayne Vroman is a 7-page, Oct. 2005 report, available (possibly free) from The Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687, www.urban.org [9704]

  • "Impact of Proposed Minimum-Wage Increase on Low-Income Families," by Heather Boushey & John Schmitt (12 pp., Dec. 2005), is available (likely free) from the Center for Economic and Policy Research, 1611 Connecticut Ave. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20009, 202/293-5380, www.cepr.org [9733]

  • "Income of U.S. Workforce Projected to Decline If Education Doesn't Improve" is an 8-page, Nov. 2005 report available (possibly free) from the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 152 N. Third St., #705, San Jose, CA 95112, 408/271-1699, www.highereducation.org [9710]

  • "The New Safety Net: How the Tax Code Helped Low-Income Working Families During the Early 2000s," by Alan Berube, focusing on the Earned Income Tax Credit, is available at www.brookings.edu/metro/pubs/eitc/20060209_newsafety.htm [9725]

January/February 2006

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  • "An Introduction to Unemployment & Unemployment Insurance," by Wayne Vroman, an Oct. 2005, 7-page Urban Inst. publication, is available (likely free) from them, 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687, www.urban.org [9673]

November/December 2005

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  • "A Profile of Low-Income Working Immigrant Famililies," by Randy Capps, Michael Fix, Everett Henderson & Jane Reardon-Anderson is a 7-page, June 2005 Urban Inst. policy brief, available (likely free) from the Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20007, 202/261-5709, www.urban.org [9619]

  • Immigrants, Unions & the New U.S. Labor Market, by Immanuel Ness (230 pp., 2005), has been published by Temple Univ. Press. [9591]

  • Pain on Their Faces: Testimonies on the Paper Mill Strike, Jay, Maine, 1987-1988 by the Jay-Livermore Falls Working Class History Project, Peter Kellman, Coordinator, was published by Apex Press, 800/316-2739. Another excellent treatment of the strike and the many important issues it raised about communities, the relationship of union locals to the national, the limits of the National Labor Relations Act, is The Betrayal of Local 14, by Univ. of Texas Law Prof. Julius Getman (259 pp., 1998), published by ILR/Cornell Univ. Press. Lots of relevance to the current tensions/divisiveness in the US labor movement. [9618]

  • Restoring the American Dream: A Working Families Agenda for America, by Thomas Kochan (247 pp., 2005, $28), has been published by MIT Press, 800/405-1619. [9609]

  • Union Communication Services has av available its 2006 books catalog: 165 Conduit St., Annapolis, MD 21401-2512, 800/321-2545, ucsbooks@unionist.com, www.unionist.com [9633]

September/October 2005

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  • "Does Making Work Pay Still Pay? An Updagte on the Effects of Four Earnings Supplement Programs on Employment, Earnings & Income" (2005) is available at www.mdrc.org [9561]

  • Pain on Their Faces: Testimonies on the Paper Mill Strike, Jay, Maine, 1987-1988 by the Jay-Livermore Falls Working Class History Project, Peter Kellman, Coordinator, was published by Apex Press, 800.316-2739. Another excellent treatment of this important strike is The Betrayal of Local 14, by Univ. of Texas Law Prof. Julius Getman (259 pp., 1998), published by ILR/Cornell Univ. Press. The strike divided the small townsof Jay and Livermore Falls, pitted the local against the intenational union, and brought natiional attention, including support visits by Jesse Jackson and Rep. Richard Gephardt. Lots of relevance to the current tensions/divisiveness in the US labor movement. [9550]

  • "Promting Work in Public Housing: The Effectiveness of Jobs-Plus," by Howard S. Bloom, James A. Riccio, Nandita Verma & Johanna Walter (263 pp., March 2005) is available (no priced listed) from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org [9521]

  • "The Labor Day List: Partnerships That Work" is a 15-page, Sept. 2005 publication "celebrating successful labor relations strategies in the new economy." Available (possibly free) from American Rights at Work, 1100 17th St. NW, #950, Wash., DC 20036, 202/822-2127,srbprogram@americanrightsatwork.org www.americanrightsatwork.org [9525]

July/August 2005

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  • "Cost-Effectiveness of Targeted Reemployment Bonuses," by Christopher J. O'Leary, Paul T. Decker & Stephen A. Wandner, appeared in Journal of Human Resources (2005); available at www.ingentaconnect.com/content/wisc/jhr/2005/00000040/00000001 [9502]

  • "Examining the Evidence: The Impact of the Los Angeles Living Wage Ordinance on Workers & Businesses" (2005) has been released by a group of Univ. Calif. economists. Inf. from Celia Alario, 213/380-0451, 310/721-6517, www.losangeleslivingwagestudy.com [9495]

  • "Living Wage Laws in Practice: The Boston, New Haven & Hartford Experience," by Mark Brenner & Stephanie Luce (2005) has been published by the Political Economy Research Inst. in Amherst, MA. For copies, contact Prof. Brenner, Gordon Hall, Univ. Mass., 418 N. Pleasant St., #A, Amherst, MA 01002, 413/577-0241, brenner@peri.umass.edu, www.umass.edu/peri [9501]

  • Picture the Homeless: Housing Committee has developed a comprehensive legislative platform to address the rehabilitation of unoccupied, boarded-up buildings in NYC in such a way as to create jobs & revitalize neighborhoods. Contact them at 170 E. 116 St., #1W, NYC, NY 10029, 212/417-2499, sam@picturethehomeless.org [9486]

  • "Promoting Work in Public Housing: The Effectiveness of Jobs-Plus," by Howard S. Bloom, James A. Riccio & Nandita Verma (263 pp., March 2005), is available from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org [9447]

  • "The Emplolyment Retention & Advancement Project: Early Results from Four Sites" (2005) is available from MDRC, [9503]

May/June 2005

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  • "Disparities in Knowledge of the EITC," by Elaine Maag, a 2005 Urban Inst. report, is available from them at 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200; downloadable at www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=1000752 [9399]

  • "Job Turnover, Wage Rates and Marital Stability: How Are They Related?," by Avner Ahituv & Robert I. Lerman, A 2005 Urban Inst. report, is available from them, 2100 M St NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200; downloadable at www.urban.org/url/cfm?ID=411148 [9400]

  • "Promoting Work in Public Housing: The Effectiveness of Jobs-Plus," by Howard S. Bloom, James A. Riccio & Nandita Verma (March 2005, 262 pp.), is available (no price listed) from MRDC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4328, 212/532-3200, www.mrdc.org [9444]

  • Suburban Sweatshops: The Fight for Immigrant Rights, by Jennifer Gordon (2005), has been published by Harvard Univ. Press. [9429]

March/April 2005

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  • A Troublemaker's Handbook 2, ed. Jane Slaughter (372 pp., 2004), is available ($24) from Labor Notes, 7435 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48210, 313/842-6262, labornotes@labornotes.org A 262-page prior book, Troublemaker's Handbook 1, by Dan La Botz, is also available ($12 -- $30 package deal for both books). www.labornotes.org [9283]

  • "Globalization at the Crossroads: Ten Years of NAFTA in the San Diego/Tiajuana Border Region" (41 pp., 2004 -- bilingual: English/Spanish) is available (no price listed, but downloadable) from the Environmental Health Coal., 1717 Kettner Blvd., #100, San Diego, CA 92101, 619/235-0281, ehc@environmentalhealth.org, www.environmentalhealth.org [9135]

  • In the Nation's Compelling Interest: Ensuring Diversity in the Health-Care Workforce (Dec. 2004), an Inst. of Medicine study, is available ($49.95) from 888/624-7651, www.nap.edu [9275]

  • "Multiple Work Supports & Services May Help Low-Wage workers Climb the Economic Ladder," by Mike Fishman is the 5-page, Dec. 2004 issue of The Forum, available (possibly free) from the Natl. Ctr. for Children in Poverty, Columbia Univ. Mailman School of Public Health, 215 W. 125 St., 3rd flr., NYC, NY 10027-4426, 646/284-9600, info@researchforum.org www.researchforum.org [9285]

  • The Work Site is a new free website that allows users to download and adapt tools for effective grassroots communication & organizing, including training materials, examples of best practices, etc. -- plus opinion research and the opportunity to share ideas and seek advice on a wide variety of organizing and campaign work, www.TheWorkSite.org [9277]

January/February 2005

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  • "A Crisis of Black Male Employment: Unemployment & Joblessness in NYC, 2003," by Mark Levitan (Feb. 2004), a Community Service Soc. study, is available at www.cssny.org/pubs/special/2004_02labormarket.pdf [9175]

  • "After PRWORA: Barriers to Employment, Work & Well-being among Current & Former Welfare Recipients," by Kristin Seefeldt appeared in the Fall 2004 issue of Poverty Research Insights, published by the Natl. Poverty Ctr., Univ. of Mich., 1015 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1689, www.npc.umich.edu [9189]

  • "Can We Motivate People to Become Steady Workers? 19-Month Findings from Project Match's Retention Incentives Experiment," by Suzanne L. Wagner, Diana Brooks & Toby Herr (7 pp., Nov 2004), is a Research & Policy Update, available (possibly free) from Project Match, 420 N. Wabash Ave., 6th flr., Chicago, IL 60611, 312/893-7241, www.pmatch.org [9192]

  • "Characteristics of Farmworker Family Housing in North Carolina," by Thomas Arcury (24 pp., Spring 2004) is available (no price listed) from Dr. Arcury, Ctr. for Latino Health Research, Dept. Fam. & Comm. Medicine, Wake Forest Univ. School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1084, 336/716-9438. [9148]

  • Focus, the Univ. Wisc. Inst. for Research on Poverty publication, in its Summer 2004 issue, has articles on the negative income tax, the effects of welfare reform on participating families, the consequences of a criminal record for employment & other topics. Copies/subs. to the (2-3x/yr.) publication appear to be free, from IPR, 1180 Observatory Dr., Madison, WI 53706, www.ssc.wisc.edu/irp/focus/ [9171]

  • "Left Behind: A Survey of Low-Wage Workers in Downtown San Diego" (24 pp., Dec. 2004) is available from the Ctr. on Policy Initiatives, 619/584-5744, x29, paul@onlinecpi.org, onlinecpi.org/pdf/Left%20Behind_CPI.pdf [9204]

  • "Paycheck to Paycheck: Wages & the Cost of Housing in the Counties, 2004," by Barbara Lipman (54 pp., July 2004), from the Ctr. for Housing Policy & the Natl. Assn. of Counties, is available (no price given) from the Ctr., 1801 K St. NW, #M-100, Wash., DC 20006, 202/466-2121. An online, interactive db is at www.nhc.org., www.nhc.org/centerforhousingpolicy.htm [9147]

  • "Taking the Next Step: What Can the US Learn about Parental Leave from New Zealand?," by Jodie Levin-Epstein is a 2004 Policy Brief from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman); available at www.clasp.org/publications/work_life.brfl.pdf [9196]

  • The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Mothers & Fathers Are Going Broke, by Elizabeth Warren & Amelia Warren Tyagi (288 pp., 2003, $16.38), has been published by Basic Books. [9179]

November/December 2004

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  • "Hidden Slaves: Forced Labor in the U.S.," by Laurel Fletcher & Kevin Bales (73 pp., Sept. 2004) has been issued by the Univ. of Calif.-Berkeley's Human Rights Ctr. & the DC-based Free the Slaves. Available at freetheslaves.net/resources/pdfs/Hidden_Slaves.pdf [9049]

  • "Meeting the Workforce Development Needs of Community-Based Health Facilities: A Toolkit," by Wilhelmina Leigh, Kelley D. Coleman & Julia L. Andrews (2004) is available from the Jt. Ctr. for Pol. & Econ. Studies, Health Policy Inst., www.jointcenter.org [9085]

  • "Names Make a Difference: The screening of resumes by temporary employment agencies in California" (Oct. 2004) is available from the Discriminat1on Research Ctr., 125 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94710, 510/845-3473, x311, spierre@impactfund.org, www.impactfund.org/drc.html [9072]

  • "Parents' Labor Force Participation: Does Child Health Matter?" (3 pp., Aug. 2004) is available (likely free) from the Ctr. for Research on Child Wellbeing, Wallace Hall, 2nd flr., Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ 08544, crcw@opr.princeton.edu, crcw.princeton.edu/fragilefamilies [9025]

  • "State Policies That Affect Working," by Katherin Ross Phillips is an Aug. 2004 Discussion Paper from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5699, BNowak@ui.urban.org [9038]

September/October 2004

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  • "From Jobs to Careers: How California Community College Credentials Pay Off for Welfare Recipients," by Anita Mathur, Judy Reichle, Julie Strawn & Chuck Wiseley (2004), is available from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman) at www.clasp.org/Pubs/Pubs_PostsecEd [8959]

  • "High-Wire Act: Balancing Families & Jobs at Precarious Points," by Jodie Levin-Epstein (2004), from the Ctr. on Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman), is available at www.clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1092834134.29/High_Wire.pdf. [8967]

  • "Paycheck to Paycheck: Wages & Cost of Housing in Counties, 2004," by Barbara Lipman is available (possibly free) from the Ctr. for Housing Policy, 1801 K St. NW, #M-100, Wash., DC 20006-1301, 202/466-2121, www.nhc.org/nhcimages/Paycheck_Counties2004.pdf [8981]

  • "Where the Funds Are: Potential Use of Child Support Funds for Transitional Jobs Programs," by Abbey Frank is a Aug. 2004 Policy Brief from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman), available at www.clasp.org/Pubs/Pubs_Job [8998]

July/August 2004

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  • "A Crisis of Black Male Unemployment: Underemployment & Joblessness in NYC, 2003" (2004?) is available from the Community Service Society of NY, 105 E. 22 St., NYC, NY 10014; online at www.cssny.org/pubs/research/labor.html [8844]

  • "Career Academies: Impacts on Labor Market Outcomes & Educational Attainment," by James J. Kemple (45 pp., March 2004), is available (possibly free) from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org [8787]

  • "Employment and the Minimum Wage: Evidence from Recent State Labor Market Trends," by Jeff Chapman a 2004 Econ. Policy Inst. Briefing Paper, is available from The Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St., NW, 12th flr., Wash., DC 20036, 204-775-8810. [8804]

  • "From Jobs to Careers: How California Community College Credentials Pay Off for Welfare Participants," by Anita Mathur a 2004 report from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman), is available at www.clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1088086587.34/JunJul04_Update.pdf [8834]

  • "From Welfare to the Low-Wage Labor Market," by Sheldon Danzinger & Rucker C, Johnson (7 pp. + Tables), was presented at a May 27, 2004 Russell Sage Fdn. Forum on the Future of Work, in DC. Available (likely free) from Prof. Danziger, 734/615-8321, sheldond@umich.edu [8827]

  • "Getting Time Off: Access to Leave Among Working Parents" a 2004 Urban Inst. policy brief, is available at www.urban.org/Template.cfm?NavMenuID=24&template=/TaggedContent/ViewP [8898]

  • "Living Wage Laws & Communities: Smarter Economic Development, Lower Than Expected Costs" a 2004 Brennan Center report, is available at www.brennancenter.org [8915]

  • "No Longer Getting By: An Increase in the Minimum Wage Is Long Overdue," by Amy Chasanov a 2004 Briefing Paper, is available from The Econ. Policy Inst., The Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St., NW, 12th flr., Wash., DC 20036, 204-775-8810. [8803]

  • "Rusell Sage Fdn. Forum on the Future of Work:" A transcript of this May 27, 2004 event, featuring Sheldon Danziger, Frank Levy & Beth Shulman and moderated by Sheilah Kast, is available at www.lowwagework.org [8871]

  • Welfare, the Working Poor and Labor, ed. Louise Simmons (2004) has been published by ME Sharpe. The 10 chapters include contributions by Frances Fox Piven, James Jennings, Heather Boushey, Fran Bernstein/Ceclia Perry & Max Sawicky. [8801]

May/June 2004

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  • A Day Without a Mexican is a new film by Sergio Arrau. "It's about what would happen if all the Latinos in California disappeared. Who would mow the lawns, pick the fruits, wash the cars and do all the menial jobs that so many take for granted?" www.adaywithoutamexican.com [8671]

  • "From Welfare to Work: What the 1996 Welfare Reform Initiative Has Meant for Children," by Erin Holland (22 pp.) appeared in the Winter 2004 issue of the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy, available from the journal, 202/662-9468, ojasubscriptions@law.georgetown.edu [8745]

  • "Getting Time Off: Access to Leave among Working Parents," by Katherin Ross Phillips is an April 2004 policy brief, available from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5815, www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=310977 [8678]

  • "Leaving Family for Work: Ambivalence & Mental Health among Migrants Latino Farmworkers," by Joseph G. Grzywacz, Julie Early, Janeth Tapia, Christopher M. Graham & Thomas Arcury (23 pp., Spring 2004) is available (no price listed) from the Ctr. for Latino Health Research, Dept. of Family & Comm. Medicine, Wake Forest Univ. School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1084, 336/716-9348. [8684]

March/April 2004

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  • "'Something Old, Something New' Revisited: Project Match Experiments with Retention Incentives," by Suzanne L. Wagner & Toby Herr (7 pp., Dec. 2003) is available (possibly free) from Project Match, 420 N. Wabash Ave., 6th flr., Chicago, IL 60611, 312/755-2250, www.pmatch.org [8591]

  • "No Longer Children: Case Studies of the Living & Working Conditions of the Youth Who Harvest America's Crop" (37 pp., May 2001) is available (no price listed) from Aguirre Internatl., 555 Airport Blvd, #400 Burlingame CA 94010-2036 [8519]

  • "Participating in a Place-Based Employment Initiative: Lessons from the Jobs-Plus Demonstration in Public Housing" is a 2004 Manpower Demonstration Research Report, downloadable at www.mdrc.org/publications/364/overview.html [8540]

  • "The 'State' of Low-Wage Workers: How the EITC Benefits Urban & Rural Communities in the 50 States," by Alan Berube & Thacher Tiffany (27 pp., Feb. 2004) is available on the Brookings Inst. website, www.brookings.edu/urban [8401]

  • The Economic Policy Inst. has a 2004 Publications Catalog, available from EPI, 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 800/EPI-4844, epinet.org [8571]

  • "Unionization and Poverty: The Case of NYC Retail Workers," by Moshe Adler a 2003(?) Econ. Policy Inst. Working Paper is available at www.epinet.org [8548]

  • "Welfare Reform & the Role of Work for Low-Income Women," by Archibald Stuart & Marcia Bok (21 pp., Feb. 2004), is available (free) from Prof. Bok, Univ. Conn. School of Social Work, 1798 Asylum Ave., W. Hartford, CT 06117, MARCIABOK@AOL.COM [8496]

January/February 2004

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November/December 2003

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  • "A Means to an End: Integration of Welfare & Workforce Development Systems," by Lisa Ranghelli, Nisha Patel & Mark Greenberg is a 60-page, Nov. 2003 report from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman). Report and 8-page Policy Brief (printed version) available from 202/906-8000, or downloadable at www.clasp.org/Pubs/Pubs_Job [8152]

  • "Access to 'Good Jobs' Promotes Wage Growth," by Fredrik Andersson, Harry Holzer & Julia Lane an Oct. 2003 Brookings Inst. study, is available at www.brookings.edu/urban [8105]

  • After the New Economy, by Doug Henwood (26pp., 2003, $24.95), has been published by New Press, 212/269-8802, www.thenewpress.com [8054]

  • "All In One Stop? The Accessibility of Work Support Programs at One-Stop Centers," by Elise Richer, Hitomi Kubo & Abbey Frank (Oct. 2003), is available (in a 8-page Policy Brief as well) at www.clasp.org/Pubs_Pubs.Job [8126]

  • "Building Cultural Competence: A Tool Kit for Workforce Development," by Karyn Trader-Leigh (91 pp., 2002), is available (no price listed) from the Jt. Ctr. for Political & Econ. Studies, 1090 Vermont Ave. NW, #1100, Wash., DC 20005-4928, 202/789-3500, www.jointcenter.org [8062]

  • "Exploring State Variation in Uninsurance Rates among Low-Income Workers," by Linda Blumberg & Amy J. Davidoff an Oct. 2003 review, is available likely free) from The Urban Inst., 202/261-5709, paffairs@ui.urban.org [8108]

  • "Fewer Welfare Leavers Employed in a Weak Economy," by Pamela Loprest (2 pp., Aug. 2003), is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, anfinfo@ui.urban.org, www.urban.org [8189]

  • "Fresh Start: An On-the-Job Survival Kit" (53 pp., 2002) is available (no price listed) from the Jt. Ctr. for Political & Econ. Studies, 1090 Vermont Ave. NW, #1100, Wash., DC 20005-4928, 202/789-3500, www.jointcenter.org [8064]

  • "Investing in Success: A Supervisor's Guidebook for Supporting & Retaining New Workforce Entrants in Today's Multicultural Workforce," by Karyn Trader-Leigh (67 pp. 2002), is available (no price listed) from the Jt. Ctr. for Political & Econ. Studies, 1090 Vermont Ave. NW, #1100, Wash., DC 2005-4928, 202/789-3500, www.jointcenter.org [8063]

  • "Living Wage Campaign Directory" (6 pp., May 2002) is available (possibly free) from the Natl. Coal. for the Homeless, 1012 14th St. NW, Wash., DC 20005, 202/737-6444, info@nationalhomeless.org, www.nationalhomeless.org [8055]

  • "Our Communities Are Not for Sale! Local-Global Links in the Fight Against Privatization," eds. Mike Prokosch & Karen Dolan (22 pp., Oct. 2001), is available (no price listed) from United for a Fair Economy, 37 Temple Pl., Boston, MA 02111, 617/423-2148. x10; info@FairEconomy.org, downloadable at www.FairEconomy.org/Privatization [8136]

  • "Service Delivery & Institutional Linkages" a 2003 Manpower Demonstration Research Corp. report, describes the initial experiences of 15 Employment Retention & Advancement programs in 8 states: www.mdrc.org/publications/356/overview.html [8076]

  • Shafted: Free Trade & America's Working Poor (112 pp., 2003) is available ($10) from Food First Books, 398 60th St., Oakland, CA 94618. [8179]

  • "The Language of Opportunity: Expanding Employment for Adults with Limited English Skills," by Heidem Spruck Wrigley, Elise Richer, Karin Martinson, Hitomi Kubo & Julie Strawn is a Sept. 2003 report from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman). Available (as an 8-page Policy Brief as well) from the Ctr., 202/906-8000 or www.clasp.org/Pubs/Pubs_Job [8122]

  • "The Long Journey to Work: A Federal Transportation Policy for Working Families," by Evelyn Blumenberg & Margy Waller (19 pp., July 2003), is available from the Brookings Ctr. on Urban & Met. Policy, 1775 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/797-6139, downloadable at www.brookings.edu/urban [8158]

  • "Welfare Reforms, Work & Child Care" is a 2003 Manpower Demonstration Research Corp. Policy Brief: www.mdrc.org/publications/353/policybrief.html [8074]

  • "Work & Barriers to Work among Welfare Recipients in 2002," by Sheila R. Zedlewski (4 pp., Aug. 2003), is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, anfinfo@ui.urban.org, www.urban.org [8186]

  • "Work Activities of Current Welfare Recipients," by Sheila R. Zedlewski & Jennifer Holland (2 pp., Aug. 2003), is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, anfinfo@ui.urban.org, www.urban.org [8188]

September/October 2003

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  • "Boom Times a Bust: Declining Employment Among Young Less-Educated Men," by Elise Richer, Abbey Frank, Mark Greenberg, Steve Savner & Vicki Turetsky is an Aug. 2003 report (possibly free) from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000. [7972]

  • Ending Poverty As We Know It: Guaranteeing a Right to a Job at a Living Wage, by William P. Quigley (2003), has been published by Temple Univ. Press. [7986]

  • The Generation Project : Evidence from this project, aimed at showing how welfare & work policies aimed at adults affect the well-being of children & adolescents, is summarized in a 5-min. video presentation, produced by the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp. Available at www.mdrc.org/announcement_hp_25.html [8017]

  • www.economythatworks.org is a new (2003) "information & resource central," created to educate the public about low-wage work & low-wage workers in America. [7974]

July/August 2003

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  • "Built to Last: Why Skills Matter for Long-Run Success in Welfare Reform," by Karin Martinson & Julie Strawn is available in full report form & as an 8-page policy brief, from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy www.clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1051812019.95/May03_Update.pdf [7870]

  • "Community Service Jobs" A 2003 study reports use of community service jobs under Wisconsin Works (W-2) in Milwaukee County. Available from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., www.mdrc.org/Reports2003/w_2/overview.htm [7889]

  • "Final Report on te Neighborhood Jobs Initiative: Lessons & Implications for Future Community Employment Initiatives" (2003) is available from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., www.mdrc.org/Reports2003/nji_final_report/nji_overview.htm. [7916]

  • "Making Work Pay: How to Design & Implement Financial Work Suports to Improve Family Well-Being & Reduce Poverty," by Donald Green & Robert Anselmi (69 pp., April 2003), is available from Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org [7852]

  • The Reality of Intentional Job Discriminaton in Metropolitan America - 1999, by Alfred Blumrosen & Ruth Blumrosen INF TK [7911]

  • "Whose Job Is It? Creating Opportunities for Advancement," by Nan Poppe, examines research on the experiences of low-wage workers in the labor market & on the types of employment & training strategies that have been effective for advancement. Available from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, www.clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1055861603.12/Adv_chapter.pdf [7891]

May/June 2003

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  • "Built to Last: Why Skills Matter for Long-Run Success in Welfare Reform," by Karin Martinson & Julie Strawn is a 2003 report from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman); downloadable at www.clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1051044516.05/BTL_report.pdf [7718]

  • "EITC Reaches More Eligible Families Than TANF, Food Stamps," by Leonard Burman & Deborah Kobes (2003), is available from The Urban Inst.: www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=1000467 [7691]

  • From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend: A Short, Illustrated History of Labor in the United States, by Priscilla Murolo & A.B. Chitty (384 pp., 2003?), is available ($17.95) from New Press, 38 Greene St., 4th flr., NYC, NY 10013, 800/233-4830. [7699]

  • "Georgia GoodWorks!: Transitional Work & Intensive Support for TANF Recipients Nearing the Time Limit," by Michelle K. Derr, LaDonna Pavetti & Angelina KewalRamani is a 2003 report from Mathematica Policy Research; downloadable at www.mathematica-mpr.com/PDFs/redirect.asp?strSite=goodworkspdf [7663]

  • Los Trabajadores is a 48-min., 2003 documentary about immigrant workers in Austin. Contact New Day Films, 888/367-9154, www.newday.com [7679]

  • "Mothers' Transitions from Welfare to Work & the Well-Being of Preschoolers & Adolescents," by P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale and 7 co-authors, appeared in the March 7, 2003 issue of Science, pp. 1548-1552; reprints from the senior author, lcl@northwestern.edu, www.sciencemag.org. [7702]

  • Rights, Raises, Respect: News & Issues for the Child Care Workforce is a monthly electronic newsletter from the Ctr. for the Child Care Workforce (a project of the AFT Educ. Fdn.), ccw@aft.org, www.ccw.org [7572]

  • "Self-Efficacy as a Welfare-to-Work Goal: Emphasizing Both Psychology & Economics in Program Design," by Toby Herr & Suzanne L. Wagner (24 pp., Feb. 2003), is available (possibly free) from Project March, 420 N. Wabash Ave., 6th flr., Chicago, IL 60611, 312/755-2250, www.pmatch.org [7610]

  • Si, Se Puede!, by Diana Cohn (31 pp., 2002) is "a triumphant & vibrantly illustrated children's book describing the LA janitors' strike through the proud eyes of a child." Published by Cinco Puntos Press, available from Teaching for Change, www.teachingforchange.org [7731]

  • "The Workforce Investment Act: A First Look at Participation, Demographics & Services," by Abbey Frank, Hedieh Rahmanouu & Steve Savner (2003), is available from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman): www.clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1049122782.2/WIA_Update1.pdf [7689]

  • Union Communication Services has a 2003 book catalogue -- all kinds of resources for union leaders/activists/members. Likely free from them at 165 Conduit St., Annapolis, MD 21401-2512, 800/321-2545, ucsbook@unionist.com, www.unionist.com [7548]

  • Unlevel Playing Fields: Understanding Wage Inequality & Discrimination, by Randy Albelda, Robert W. Drago & Steven Shulman (233 pp., date?), is available ($25.45) from Dollars & Sense, 740 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02141, 617/876-2434, www.dolllarsandsense.org. [7698]

  • "Why Privatizing Government Services Would Hurt Women Workers," by Annette Bernhardt & Laura Dresser (20 pp., 2002), is available ($5) from the Inst. for Women's Policy Research (headed by PRRAC Soc. Sci. Adv. Bd member Heidi Hartmann), 1707 L St. NW, #750, Wash., DC 20036, 202/785-5100, www.iwpr.org. [7670]

March/April 2003

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  • "Are Emily and Brendan More Employable than Lakisha and Jamal? A Field Experiment on Labor Market Discrimination," by Marianne Bertrand & Sendhil Mullainathan (28 pp. + Tables, Nov. 2002), is the widely reported study of employment discrimination by name recognition: Resumes were submitted in response to help-wanted ads in Boston & Chicago newspapers, using names usually associated with different races and ethnic groups. Callback (non)response showed a clear pattern of discrimination. Available from Prof. Bertrand, Univ. of Chicago Grad. School of Business, 1101 E. 58 St., RO 229D, Chicago, IL 60637, marianne.bertrand@gsb.uchicago.edu. [7497]

  • "Child Care Subsidy Policies & Practices: Implications for Child Care Providers," by Gina Adams & Kathleen Snyder (Feb. 2003), is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, paffairs@ui.urban.org/, www.urban.org [7461]

  • "Essential but Often Ignored: Child Care Providers in the Subsidy System," by Gina Adams & Kathleen Snyder (Feb. 2003), is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, bnowak@ui.urban.org, www.urban.org [7462]

  • "Forging Closer Ties: Case Studies of Labor's Role in Progressive State Coalitions," by Paul Saba, Amy Simon, Frank Mitchell & Jeremy Brecher (52 pp., 2002[?]) is available (likely free) form the State Strategies Fund, 264 N. Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002, 413/256-0349, afrench@proteusfund.org, www.proteusfund.org [7470]

  • "Just Getting By: The Experience of Temporary Workers in San Diego's Economy," by Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Sundari Baru & Paula Chakravartty (57 pp., Oct. 2002), is available (no price listed) from the Ctr. on Policy Alternatives, 3727 Camino del Rio S., #100, San Diego, CA 92103, 619/584-5744, www.onlinecpi.org [7449]

  • "Left Behind in the Labor Market: Labor Market Problems of the Nation's Out-of-School, Young Adult Populations," by Andrew M. Sum, Ishwar Khatiwada, Nathan Pond & Mykhaylo Trub'skyy (86 pp., Nov. 2002), prepared for the Alternative Schools Network in Chicago (and the subject of Bob Herbert's Jan. 6, 2003 NY Times column), is available from Prof. Sum at asum@lynx.neu.edu. [7424]

  • "Modest Progress: The Narrowing Spatial Mismatch Between Blacks & Jobs in the 1990s," by Steven Raphael & Michael Stoll (16 pp., Dec. 2002), is available (possibly free) from the Brookings Inst. Ctr. on Urban & Met. Policy, 1775 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036-2188, 202/797-6139, www.brookings.edu/urban [7518]

  • "Working First But Working Poor: The Need for Education & Training Following Welfare Reform," by Cynthia Negrey, Stacie Golin, Sunwha Lee, Holly Mead & Barbara Gault (16-page Exec. Summary, 2001), is available ($5) from the Inst. for Women's Policy Research (headed by PRRAC Soc. Sci. Adv. Bd. member Heidi Hartmann), 1707 L St. NW, #750, Wash., DC 20036, 202/785-5100. [7525]

January/February 2003

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  • "America's Working Families and the Housing Landscape, 1997-2001" (35 pp., Nov. 2002) is available (possibly free) from the Natl. Housing Conf., 1801 K St. NW, #M-100, Wash., DC 20006-1301, 202/466-2121, nhc@nhc.org, www.nhc.org [7312]

  • "Connecting L.A.'s Community Organizations & Labor: Towards a Social Justice Landscape" is available (possibly free) form the UCLA Community Scholars Program. www.sppsr.ucla.edu/dup [7363]

  • "Low Pay, High Risk: State Models for Advancing Immigrant Workers' Rights" is available (or shortly will be) from the Natl. Employment Law Proj., 55 John St., 7th flr., NYC, NY 10038, 212/285-3025, nelp@nelp.org. [7393]

  • "Making Child Care Choices: How Welfare & Work Policies Influence Parents' Decisions,," by Lisa A. Gennetian, Danielle Crosby, Young Eun Chang, Edward D.L Lowe & Thomas S. Weisner (Aug. 2002), is available on the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp. website: www.mdrc.org/Reports2002/NG_PolicyBrief/NGPolicyBrief.htm. [7388]

  • "Race & Recession: A Special Report Examining How Changes in the Economy Affect People of Color" (Summer 2002) is available from the Applied Research Ctr. www.arc.org [7328]

  • Sister Circle: Black Women & Work,, ed. Sharon Harley (288 pp., 2002), has been published by Rutgers Univ. Press ($22). [7381]

  • "The Little Engine That Hasn't: The Poor Performance of Employer Tax Credits for Child Care" (Nov. 2002) is available from the Natl. Women's Law Ctr. 20 states (AZ, AR, CA, CT, FL, GA, IL, KS, ME, MD, MS, MT, NM, OH, OK, OR, RI, SC, TN, VA) are examined. Availabilty inf. from 202/588-5180. [7357]

  • "Welfare, Work & Raising Children: Conversations with 21 Maine Families" (May 2002) is available at www.mejp.org. [7327]

November/December 2002

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  • African Americans, Labor & Society: Organizing for a New Agenda, ed. Patrick L. Mason (2002?), is available ($29.95) from Wayne St. Univ. Press, wsupress.wayne.edu. [7286]

  • "Earning Back Time: Who Would Benefit from Work-Related Time Limit Exemptions," by Katherin Ross Phillips from The Urban Inst., is available from bnowak@ui.urban.org; downloadable at www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=7961. [7191]

  • How Welfare & Work Policies Affect Employment & Income: A Synthesis of Research, by Dan Bloom & Charles Michalopoulos is available at www.mdrc.org/NextGeneration/ProjectDescription/htm. [7235]

  • How Welfare & Work Policies Affect Children: A Synthesis of Research, by Pamela Morris, Aletha Huston, Greg Duncan, Danielle Crosby & Johannes Bos is available at www.mdrc.org/NextGeneration/ProjectDescription/htm. [7237]

  • "Investing in Family Well-Being, a Family-Friendly Workplace, and a More Stable Workforce: A 'Win-Win' Approach to Welfare & Low-Wage Policy," by Ellen Bravo, Mark Greenberg & Cindy Marano (2002), a Ctr. for Law & Social Policy report, is available at www.lowincomeworkingfamilies.org. [7296]

  • "Making Work Pay" (16 pp., 2002) describes the Discount Foundation's "Jobs & Living Wages for the Poor" grant program, begun in 1997. Available (likely free) from the Fdn., 6712 Tildenwood Ln., Rockville, MD 20852, 301/468-1288, www.discountfoundation.org. [7185]

  • Poverty Research News the newsletter of the Northwestern Univ./Univ. of Chi. Jt. Ctr. on Poverty Research, has in its July/Aug. 2002 issue 5 articles: on Milwaukee's New Hope program; health and low-income families; welfare reform in rural Appalachia; welfare recipients' struggles to balance work & family; how teens fare poorly under welfare reform policies. Contact the Ctr., 2046 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208-4108, 773/271-0611 for a copy, www.jcpr.org. [7232]

  • "Primary Child Care Arrangements of Employed Parents: Findings from the National Survey of America's Families," by Freya L. Sonenstein, Gary Gates, Stephanie Schmidt & Natalya Bolshun is a 2002 Urban Inst. report, available at www.urban.org/ViewPub.cfm?PublicationID=7763. [7259]

  • "Pursuing Racial Justice" is the July/Aug. 2002 issue of Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law & Policy, the 2nd of a 2-part special. The 7 articles + 4 book reviews (one of which is PRRAC Exec. Dir. Chester Hartman's review of Paul Wachtel's Race in the Mind of America: Breaking the Vicious Circle Between Blacks and Whites) cover health care disparities, retail car loan discrimination, predatory lending, employment discrimination, immigrant worker organizing, racial segregation in FHA programs, and other issues. Ordering inf. (for both parts) from the Natl. Ctr. on Poverty Law, 205 W. Monroe St., 2nd flr., Chicago, IL 60606, 312/263-3830, admin@povertylaw.org. www.povertylaw.org [7143]

  • "Recent Changes in New York's Welfare & Work, Child Care & Child Welfare Systems," by Lynn Fender, Carolyn O'Brien, Terri Thompson & Kathleen Snyder (Sept. 2002), is available from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, bnowak@ui.urban.org, www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=7956. [7193]

  • "The Implementation of the Welfare-to-Work Grants Program," by Demetra Smith Nightingale, Nancy Pindus, John Trutko & Michael Egner, a July 2002 Urban Inst. report, is available at www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=7838. [7262]

  • "Welfare Reform: With TANF Flexibility, States Vary in How They Implement Work Requirements & Time Limits" is a 43-page, July 2002 GAO report (GAO-02-770), available, free, from USGAO, 441 G St. NW, Rm. LM, Wash., DC 20548, 202/512-6000, www.gao.gov. [7209]

  • "Welfare-to-Work Housing Vouchers" is the subject of an Aug. 2002 paper, by Barbara Sard & Shayna Strom of the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities. Available at www.cbpp.org/8-28-02hous.pdf. [7199]

  • "Work & Welfare Reform in NYC During the Giuliani Administration," by Demetra Smith Nightingale, Nancy Pindus, Frederica Kramer, John Trutko, Kelly Mikelson & Michael Egner a July 2002 Urban Inst. report, is available at ww.urban.org/UploadedPDF/NYC_welfare.pdf. [7263]

  • "Work, Income & Well-Being Among Long-Term Welfare Recipients," by Mathew Stagner, Katherine Kortenkamp & Jane Reardon-Anderson a Sept. 2002 Urban Inst. report, is available at www.urban.org/ViewPub.cfm?PublicationID=7856. [7267]

September/October 2002

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  • A Day's Work, A Day's Pay a one-hr. documentary, follows 3 men & women through NYC's workfare program, exposing econ. & racial injustice and documenting organizing efforts of welfare recipients to demand job creation, training, access to education & quality childcare. Order from 212/952-0121, x235, kathy@mintleafproductions.com. [7053]

  • "Earned Income Tax Credit: Opportunities to Make Recertification Program Less Confusing & More Consistent" (48 pp., April 2002) is a GAO report (GAO-02-449), available (free) from USGAO 441 G St., Rm. LM, Wash., DC 20548, 202/512-6000. [7042]

  • "How Welfare & Work Policies for Parents Affect Adolescents: A Synthesis of Research," by Lisa A. Gennetian, Greg Duncan, Virginia Knox, Wanda G. Vargas, Elizabeth Clark-Kauffman & Andrew S. London (69 pp., May 2002), is available (possibly free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200, A 1-page summary also is available. www.mdrc.org. [7003]

  • "Investing in Family Well-Being, a Family-Friendly Workplace & a More Stable Workforce: A 'Win'Win' Approach to Welfare & Low-Wage Policy," by Ellen Bravo, Mark Greenberg & Cindy Marano (17 pp., Summer 2002), is available (likely free) from Helen Neuborne, Ford Fdn., 320 E. 43 St., NYC, NY 10017, 212/573-5000. [7029]

  • "Making Ends Meet: Six Programs That Help Working Families & Employers - A Guide for Business Leaders & Policymakers," by Nisha Patel, Mark Greenberg, Steve Savner & Vicki Turetsky from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, is available at www.clasp.org/pubs/claspupdate/Clasp_update0702.pdf. [7063]

  • "Parent Work & Child Well-Being in Low-Income Families," by Katherin Ross Phillips (35 pp., June 2002), is available (possibly free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, paffairs@ui.urban.org. www.urban.org. [6972]

  • "Parent Work & Child Well-Being in Low-Income Families," by Katherin Ross Phillips is a June 2002 Urban Inst. paper, available (free) from 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, bnowak@ui.urban.org. [7057]

  • "Pursuing Racial Justice" is the May/June 2002 issue of Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law & Policy, the first of a 2-part special. The 16 articles in the 196-page issue cover health, housing, employment, welfare, consumer issues, education, Legal Services, environmental justice, immigrants, transportation; and among the authors are current & former PRRAC Board members Jane Perkins, Alan Houseman & Florence Wagman Roisman. Ordering inf. from the Natl. Ctr. on Poverty Law, 205 W. Monroe St., 2nd flr., Chicago, IL 60606, 312/263-3830, admin@povertylaw.org. www.povertylaw.org. [6977]

  • "Rethinking Work Requirements," by Alan Weil (June 2002), is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, bnowak@ui.urban.org. [7123]

  • "The Implementation of the Welfare-to-Work Grants Program," by Demetra Smith Nightingale, Nancy Pindus & John Trutko (Aug. 2002), a Mathematica report, is available from 609/275-2350, jallen@mathematica-mpr.com. www.mathematica-mpr.com/PDFs/redirect.asp?strSite=impgrants.pdf. [7027]

  • "The Inst. for Policy Research (Northwestern Univ.)" has available its Spring 2002 Working Papers catalogue, listing papers on poverty/race/inequality, labor markets/employment, child/adolescent/family studies, education, law/social justice, health, philanthropy/voluntarism/nonprofits, environment. IPR, 2040 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208-4100, 847/491-3395. www.northwestern.edu/ipr. [7108]

  • "The Reality of Intentional Job Discrimination in Metropolitan Amerca - 1999," by Alfred Blumrosen & Ruth Blumrosen using EEOC data, is available at www.civilrights.org/library/detail.cfm?id=9835. [7082]

  • "Transitional Community Jobs, Chicago IL: A summary report on the program & outcomes" (6 pp., June 2002) is available (possibly free) from the Heartland Alliance, 208 S. LaSalle St., #1818, Chicago, IL 60604, 312/660-1349, amyr@hamail.org. www.heartland-alliance.org [6991]

  • "Transitional Jobs: The Philadelphia Story," by Richard C. Greenwald (July 2002), describes how community leaders came together to create the Transitional Work Corp. Available (possibly free) from The Brookings Inst. Ctr. on Urban & Met. Policy, 1775 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/797-6000. www.brookings.edu/urban. [7105]

  • "Understanding the Costs of DOL Welfare-to-Work Grants Program," by Irma Perez-Johnson, Debra Strong & Michelle Van Noy (Aug. 2002), a Mathematica report, is available from 609/275-2350, jallen@mathematica-mpr.com. www.mathematica-mpr.com/PDFs/redirect.asp?strSite=understandingcosts.pdf. [7026]

  • "Work-Family Issues & Low Income Families," by Jody Heymann, Renee Boynton-Jarrett, Patricia Carter, Ellen Galinsky & James T. Bond (16 pp., Summer 2002), is available (likely free) from Helen Neuborne, Ford Fdn., 320 E. 43 St., NYC, NY 10017, 212/573-5000. [7028]

July/August 2002

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  • "Built to Last: Why Skills Matter for Long-Run Success in Welfare Reform," by Karin Martinson & Julie Strawn (April? 2002), is available (no price listed) from the Ctr. on Law & Social Policy, 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000. www.clasp.org [6782]

  • "Employment & Welfare Reform in the National Survey of American Families," by Pamela Loprest & Douglas Wissoker (March 2002), is available (free) from the Urban Inst., bnowak@ui.urban.org and on their website: www.urban.org/ViewPub.cfm?PubID==310440. [6773]

  • "From Orchards to the Internet: Confronting Contingent Work Abuse," by Catherine Ruckelshaus & Bruce Goldstein (63 pp., 2002), is available (possibly free) from the Natl. Employment Law Proj., 55 John St., 7th flr., NYC, NY 10038, 212/285-3025, nelp@nelp.org. www.nelp.org [6739]

  • "Getting Ahead: New Approaches to Generating Jobs & Opportunities for Residents of Low-Income Communities," by Tim Saasta (52 pp., June 2001), is available ($13) from the Ctr. for Comm. Change, 1000 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20007, 202/342-0594. www.communitychange.org [6881]

  • "Improving the Climate for Self-Employment: Policy Recommendations for TANF Reauthorization" (7 pp., April 2002) is available (possibly free) from the Aspen Inst., One Dupont Circle NW, #700, Wash., DC 20036, 202/736-1071, fieldus@aspeninst.org. www.fieldus.org [6890]

  • "Jobs First: Final Report on Connecticut's Welfare Reform Initiative," by Dan Bloom, Susan Scrivener, Charles Michalopoulos, Richard Hendra, Diana Adams-Ciardullo, Johanna Walter, Diana Adams-Ciardullo & Johanna Walter (43 pp., Feb. 2002), is available (possibly free) from Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200. www.mdrc.org [6733]

  • "Making Ends Meet: Six Programs That Help Working Families & Employers: A Guide for Business Leaders & Policymakers," by Nisha Patel, Mark Greenberg, Steve Savner & Vicki Turetsky (June 2002), is available on the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy website: www.clasp.org/pubs/jobseducation/Making%20Ends%20Meet.pdf. [6768]

  • "Making Work Pay for Public Housing Residents - Learning from the Jobs-Plus Demonstration," by James A. Riccio & Steven Bliss (6 pp., April 2002), is available (likely free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200. www.mdrc.org [6747]

  • "Our Role in the Process: A Grassroots Guide to Building Community-Based Employment Transportation," by Melanie Bush & Carolyn Jeskey (49 pp., Feb. 2002), is available, in draft form, from Rich Stolz, Ctr. for Comm. Change, 1000 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20007, 202/342-0567. www.communitychange.org [6842]

  • "The Decline of Male Employment in Low-Income Black Neighborhoods, 1950-1990: Space & Industrial Restructuring in an Urban Employment Crisis," by Lincoln Quillian is a 40-page, March 2002 Discussion Paper (#1248-02) from the Univ. of Wisc. Inst. for Research on Poverty, accessible at www.ssc.wisc.edu/irp/ [6749]

  • The Future of the Safety Net: Social Insurance & Employee Benefits, eds. Sheldon Friedman & David Jacobs (2001), has been published by Cornell Univ. Press. Among the contributors: Dean Baker, William Spriggs, Teresa Ghilarducci. [6907]

  • "The Weakening Link: Unemployment & Welfare Caseloads" a Feb. 2002 report from the Campaign for Jobs & Income Support, is available at www.makeTANFwork.org. [6791]

  • "Time to Repair the Wage Floor" (2002), analyzing the proposed $1.50 raise in the minimum wage over the next 3 years, is available on the Economic Policy Inst. website: www.epinet.org/IssueBriefs/ib180.html. [6785]

  • "Trends in Employment Outcomes of Young Black Men, 1979-2000," by Harry Holzer & Paul Offner is a 35-page, Feb. 2002 discussion paper (#1247-02) from the Univ. of Wisc. Inst. for Research on Poverty; available on their website: www.ssc.wisc.edu/irp/ [6743]

  • "Welfare Restructuring, Work & Poverty: Policy Implications from Oregon," by Joan Acker, Sandra Morgen & Lisa Gonzales (66 pp., May 2002), is available ($10) from the Ctr. for the Study of Women in Society, 1201 Univ. of Oregron, Eugene, OR 97403-1201, 541/346-5015. csws.uoregon.edu/ [6725]

  • "When the Paychecks Stop: Unemployment Insurance Fails to Help Many Former Welfare Recipients Who Lose Their Jobs" (2002) is a brief from the Research Forum on Children, Families & the New Federalism. Available at www.researchforum.org/ [6787]

  • "Working Mothers & Child Well-Being" is the theme of the March/April issue of Poverty Research News -- 4 articles + Sheldon Danziger's "Recession Threatens Welfare Reform Success." Likely free, from the Jt. Ctr. for Poverty Research, 2046 Sheridan Rd., Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL 60208-4108, 773/271-0611. www.jcpr.org [6884]

May/June 2002

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  • "At What Price? A Cost Analysis of the Administration's TANF Work Participation Proposal," by Mark Greenberg, Elise Richer, Jennifer Mezey, Steve Savner & Rachel Schumacher is available from the Ctr. on Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Board member Alan Houseman): .www.clasp.org/pubs/TANF/At_What_Price_analysis.pdf. [5646]

  • "Earned Income Tax Credit Eligibility & Participation" is a 8-page, Dec. 2001 GAO report (GAO-02-290R), available, free, from USGAO, PO BKox 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [5651]

  • "Education & Job Training Build Strong Families" is a 4-page, April 2002 Fact Sheet, available (likely free) from the Inst. for Women's Policy Research (headed by PRRAC Social Sci. Adv. Bd. member Heidi Hartmann), 1707 L St. NW, #750, Wash., DC 20036, 202/785-5100; download from www.iwpr.org/pdf/b238.pdf. [5570]

  • "Employer Demand for Welfare Recipients by Race," by Harry Holzer & Michael Stoll is a Jan. 2002 Urban Inst. discussion paper: newfederalism.urban.org/pdf/discussion01-07.pdf, bnowak@ui.urban.org [5536]

  • "Job Training & Education Fight Poverty" a 4-page, April 2002 Fact Sheet, is available (likely free) from the Inst. for Women's Policy Research (headed by PRRAC Social Sci. Adv. Bd. member Heidi Hartmann), 1707 L St. NW, #750, Wash., DC 20036, 202/785-5100; download from www.iwpr.org.pdf.d444.pdf. [5571]

  • "Left Behind in the Labor Market: Recent Employment Trends Among Young Black Men" is a 2002 report from the Brookings Inst. Ctr. for Urban & Met. Policy. Available at www.brookings.edu/urban. [5566]

  • "Making Work Pay for Public Housing Residents: Lessons from the Jobs-Plus Demonstration," by James A. Riccio & Steven Bliss a Manpower Demonstration Research Policy Brief, is available at www.mdrc.org/Reports2002/JobsPlusPolicyBrief/JobsPlus_PolicyBriefFull.htm. [5558]

  • Northwestern Univ. Inst. for Policy Research has available its Winter 2002 catalog of Working Papers, under the following headings: "Poverty, Race & Inequality," "Labor Markets & Employment," "Child, Adolescent & Family Studies," "Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Nonprofit Orgs.," "Politics, Institutions & Public Policy." Available from IPR, 2040 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208-4100, 847/491-3395; a few are downloadable from www.jcpt.org. www.northwestern.edu/IPR [5654]

  • "SSP Plus at 36 Months: Effects of Adding Employment Services to Financial Work Incentives," by Ying Lei & Charles Michalopoulos (41 pp., July 2001), is available from the Social Research & Demonstration Corp., 50 O'Connor St., #1400, Ottowa, Ont. Canada K1P 6L2, 613/237-4311, info@srdc.org. www.srdc.org [5574]

  • "TANF Reauthorization: Opportunties to Reduce Poverty by Improving Employment Outcomes," by Steve Savner, Julie Strawn & Mark Greenberg (Feb. 2002), is available on the Ctr. on Law & Social Policy website: www.clasp.org/pubs/TANF/tanf%20reauthorization%20opportunities%20to%20reduce.htm. [5660]

  • "The Implications of Privatization on Low-Income People" is the theme of the 189-page, Jan./Feb. 2002 issue of Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law & Policy, 14 articles, covering a range of relevant topics. For copies, contact the journal, 205 W. Monroe St., 2nd flr., Chicago, IL 60606-5013, 312/263-3830, admin@povertylaw.org. www.povertylaw.org [5572]

  • "The Local Path to Making Work Pay: Denver's Earned Income Credit Experience" (March 2002) is available on the Brookings Inst. website: www.brookings.edu/urban. [5649]

March/April 2002

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  • "Building Unions: Past, Present & Future," by Peter Kellman (37 pp., 2001), is available ($8) from APEX Press, Box 377, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520, 800/316-2739. [4764]

  • "Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators: A New Tool for Assessing Natonal Trends," eds. Hazel Henderson, Jon Lickerman & Patrice Flynn (392 pp., 2000) is available ($19.95) from Flynn Research, PO Box 726, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425, 304/728-9499 www.FlynnResearch.com [4694]

  • "Career Academies: Impacts on Students' Initial Transitions to Post-Secondary Education & Employment," by James J. Kemple is a 52-page, Dec. 2001 report, available, likely free, from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200. www.mdrc.org [4686]

  • "Frequently Asked Questions about Working Welfare Leavers," by Elise Richer, Steve Savner & Mark Greenberg is a 2002(?) report, available (likely free) from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by PRRAC co-founder Alan Houseman), 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000. www.clasp.org/pubs/TANF/leaversFAQ.pdf [4709]

  • "Shared Work/Valued Care: New Norms for Organizing Market Work & Unpaid Care Work," by Eileen Applebaum, Thomas Bailey, Peter Berg & Arne L. Kalleberg is a 40-page, 2002 report, available (no price listed) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-8810. www.epinet.org [4707]

  • "States of Change: Policies & Programs to Promote Low-Wage Workers' Steady Employment & Advancement" is available from Public Private Ventures. www.ppv.org [4749]

  • "Time After Time: Mandatory Overtime in the US Economy," by Lonnie Golden & Helene Jorgensen is a 18-page, Jan., 2002 Briefing Paper, available (likely free) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036. 202/775-8810. www.epinet.org [4714]

  • "Welfare Reform: More Coordinated Federal Effort Could Help States & Localities Move TANF Recipients with Impairments Toward Employment" is a 50-page, Oct. 2001 GAO report (GAO-02-37), available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. Also downloadable on their website (look under Nov. 1, 2001 listings). www.gao.gov [4710]

  • "Why Americans Need Family Leave Benefits - and How They Can Get Them," by Betty Holcomb (8 pp., 2001?) is available on the Natl. Partnership for Women & Families website www.nationalpartnership.org/download/genaud.pdf [4711]

  • "Workforce Investment Act: Better Guidance Needed to Address Concerns Over New Requirements" is a 57-page, Oct. 2001 GAO report (GAO-02-72), available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. http//www.gao.gov [4719]

January/February 2002

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  • "A Local Ladder for the Working Poor: The Impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit in US Metropolitan Areas," by Alan Berube & Benjamin Forman (15 pp., Sept. 2001), is available (possibly free) from the Brookings Inst. Ctr. on Urban & Met. Policy, 1775 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036-2128, 202/797-6139. www.brookings.edu [4142]

  • Central Labor Councils & the Revival of American Unionism: Organizing for Social Justice in Our Communities, eds. Immanuel Ness & Stuart Eimer (248 pp., 2001), has been published by ME Sharpe, 800/541-6563; classroom examination copies available. [4102]

  • "Changes in Economic, Work, Welfare & Barrier Status 15 Months Post-Baseline," by Lisa K. Dasinger, Robin E. Miller, Jean Norris & Richard Speiglman (74 pp., Nov. 2001), is Report #4 on the Alameda Cty. CalWORKS Needs Assessment & Outcomes Study; available (possibly free) from the Public Health Inst., 2168 Shattuck Ave., #300, Berkeley, CA 94704, 510/649-1987, ldassinger@phi.org. [4209]

  • "Coming Up Short: Current unemployment insurance benefits fail to meet basic family needs," by Heather Boushey & Jeffrey Wenger is a 6-page, Oct. 2001 Issue Brief, available (possibly free) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-8810, www.epinet.org. [4078]

  • "Early Care & Education: Work Support for Families & Developmental Opportunity for Young Children," by Kathryn Tout, Angela Romano Papillo, Martha Zaslow & Sharon Vandivere (27 pp., Sept. 2001), is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, paffairs@ui.urban.org, www.urban.org. [3934]

  • "How Can We Encourage Job Retention & Advancement for Welfare Recipients?," by Harry Holzer & Douglas Wissoker is an Oct. 2001 Policy Brief, available (free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, bnowak@ui.urban.org [4092]

  • "Labor Market Conditions Among 16-24 Year Old Adults in the US, Illinois & the Chicago Area at the End of the 1990s: Progress, Problems & Future Policy Options," by Andrew M. Sum, Neal Fogg, Robert Taggert & Sheila Palma is a 28-page, June 2001 report, available (possibly free) from the Alternative Schools Network, 1807 W. Sunnyside, #1D, Chicago, IL 60640, 773/728-4030. [4010]

  • Labor Market Dropouts & thte Racial Wage Gap, 1940-90 recently won the W.E. Upjohn Inst. Dissertation Award competition. Author is Amitabh Chandra (Univ. of KY, now at Dartmouth). According to the Oct. 21 issue of Upjohn's Employment Research, Chandra "demonstrates that literture on the racial wage gap has systematically overstated the economic gains of African-American men by ignoring their withdrawal from the labor market." [4144]

  • "Leaving Welfare, Left Behind: Employment Status, Income & Well-being of Former TANF Recipients" is an Oct. 2001 report from the Natl. Campaign for Jobs & Income Supports (directed by PRRAC Board member Deepak Bhargava), analyzing 18 state "leaver" studies from 2000-2001. Available at www.nationalcampaign.org/Download/LEAVINGWELFARE.doc, or from Tyler Press, 202/518-8047, tyler@publicinterestpr.com. [4160]

  • "Microenterprise as a Welfare to Work Strategy: Client Characteristics" is a 6-page, June 2001 research brief, available (likely free) from The Aspen Inst., 1 Dupont Circ. NW, #700, Wash., DC 20036, 202/736-5800, fieldus@aspeninstitute.org, www.fieldus.org. The full research report is available as well. [4217]

  • "Promoting Employment in Public Housing Communities: Learning from the Jobs-Plus Demonstration" is a 6-page, Nov. 2001 Policy Brief, available (likely free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org. [4018]

  • "Recent Changes in Colorado Welfare & Work, Child Care & Child Welfare Systems," by Jeffrey Capizzano, Robin Koralek, Christopher Botsko & Roseana Bess (Oct. 2001), is available (free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, bnowak@ui.urban.org [4107]

  • "Roadblock on the Way to Work: Driver's License Suspension in NJ," by Ken Zimmerman & Nancy Fishman is a 21-page, Oct. 2001 report, available (possibly free) frm the NJ Inst. for Social Justice, 973/624-9400, njisj.kz@verizon.net. [3923]

  • "The Poverty Despite Work Handbook" (2001) has data showing the extent of work among poor families in each state, including factors causing poverty among workers & policies states can implement. $7 (+ tax for DC, MA, MD residents) from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 202/408-1080, center@cbpp.org. [4095]

  • "Who Will Care for Us? Addressing the Long-Term Care Workforce Crisis," by Rebecca Stone & Joshua Wiener (2001), is available on The Urban Inst. website: www.urban.org, paffairs@ui.urban.org. [4100]

  • "Workforce Investment Act: Better Guidance Needed to Address Concerns Over New Requirements" is an Oct. 2001 GAO report, available at www.gao.gov, click on "GAO Reports," then "Today's Reports," then "Oct. 4, 2001" -- it's 2nd report listed. [4159]

November/December 2001

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  • "A Local Ladder for the Working Poor: The Impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit in US Met. Areas" an Oct. 2001 Brookings Inst. report, is available at www.brookings.edu/urban [2359]

  • "Are Single Mothers Finding Jobs Without Displacing Other Workers?," by Robert I. Lerman & Caroline Ratcliffe appeared in the July 2001 Monthly Labor Review. Reprints of the 10-page article are available (likely free) from 202/261-5702, blerman@ui.urban.org [2383]

  • "Career & Academic Guidance for American Indian & Alaska Native Youth," by Charmaine L. Shutiva is a Sept. 2001 Digest, available from ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Educ. & Small Schools, 800/624-9120, hammerp@ael.org [2236]

  • "Does Job Corps Work? Summary of the National Job Corps Study," by John Burghardt, Peter Z. Schochet, Sheena McConnell, Terry Johnson, R. Mark Gritz, Steven Glazerman, John Homrighausen & Russell Jackson (June 2001), is a Mathematica Policy Research report, available at www.mathematica-mpr.com/PDFs/redirect.asp?strSite=jobsummfinal.pdf [2336]

  • "Enforcing the Community Reinvestment Act: An Advocate's Guide to Making the CRA Work for Communities," by Richard D. Marsico appeared in Vol. XVII (2000) of the NY Law School J. of Human Rights. Reprints of the 70-page article are available, free, from Prof. Marsico, NY Law School, 47 Worth St., NYC, NY 10013, 212/431-2180, rmarsico@nyls.edu. [2355]

  • "Executive Excess 2001: Layoffs, Tax Rebates & the Gender Gap" is the 8th annual study (2001) on the CEO-worker pay gap, from the Inst. for Policy Studies & United for a Fair Economy. To order, contact Betsy Wright, 617/423-2148, x13, bleondar-wright@ufenet.org [2331]

  • "Hidden in the Home: Abuse of Domestic Workers with Special Visas in the US" is a June 2001 Human Rights Watch report, available from 202/612-4321, -4339. [2414]

  • "How Can We Encourage Job Retention & Advancement for Welfare Recipients?," by Harry Holzer & Douglas Wissoker an 8-page, 2001? article, is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 202/261-5702, paffairs@ui.urban.org. www.urban.org [2384]

  • "Low Benefit Recipiency in State Unemployment Insurance Programs," by Wayne Vroman is a 3-page, Oct. 2001 Exec. Summary of a forthcoming US Dept. of Labor report. Available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 202/261-5702, paffairs@ui.urban.org [2385]

  • Low-Wage Workers in the New Economy, eds. Richard Kazis & Marc S. Miller (386 pp., Sept. 2001, $35.50), is available from The Urban Inst., 877/UIPRESS. [2382]

  • "Opening Doors: Expanding Educational Opportunities for Low-Income Workers," by Susan Golonka & Lisa Matus-Grossman a 51-page, May 2001 report, is available (possibly free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200. www.mrdc.org [2369]

  • Raise the Floor: Wages & Policies That Work for Us All, by Holly Sklar, Laryssa Mykyta & Susan Wefald (2001), has been published by the Ms. Foundation for Women, 120 Wall St., 33rd flr., NYC, NY 10005, 212/742-2300, x329, ngrip@ms.foundation.org. $13.95 (exam/review cc. and bulk order pricing available). [2323]

  • "Recent Changes in Wisconsin Welfare & Work, Child Care & Child Welfare Systems," by Jennifer Ehrle, Kristin Seefeldt, Kathleen Snyder & Pat McMahon (Sept. 2001) is available on The Urban Inst. website. newfederalism.urban.org/html/WI_update.html [2412]

  • Secrets of Silicon Valley, by Deborah Kaufman & Alan Snitow is a 2001 documentary on Silicon Valley, portraying the dark side of the electronics industry & the new economy. For inf., contact amsnitow@igc.org. [2435]

  • "State Child Care Profiles for Children & Employed Mothers" are available for AL, CA, FL, MA, MI, MN, MS, NJ, NY, TX, WA, WI. On the Urban Inst. website: http://newfederalism.urban.org/html/state_focus.html [2402]

  • "Unemployment Insurance & Welfare Recipients: What Happens When the Recession Comes?," by Harry Holzer (2001), is available on The Urban Inst. newfederalism.urban.org/html/anf_a46.html [2404]

  • "Welfare Recipients' Attitudes toward Welfare, Nonmarital Childbearing & Work: Implications for Reform," by Richard Wertheimer, Melissa Long & Sharon Vandivere is a 5-page, June 2001 Urban Inst. report, available (free) from the Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687. pubs@ui.urban.org [2342]

  • "Welfare, Housing & Employment: Learning from Jobs-Plus Demonstration" is a 4-page, May 2001 MDRC Policy Brief, available (likely free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200. www.mrdc.org [2363]

  • "Who Knows About the Earned Income Tax Credit?," by Katherine Ross Phillips (2001), is available on The Urban Inst. newfederalism.urban.org/html/anf_a46.html [2405]

  • "Workforce Development: Individual Training Accounts" is the subject of a 2001 report from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy: www.CLASP.org/pubs/jobseducation/ITAPreliminaryMay2001.pdf [2332]

September/October 2001

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  • "Gloomy Weather for Labor Day 2001: Job losses, falling real wages hit the majority of US states," by Edith Rasell & Yvon Pho (20 pp., Sept., 2001) Econ. Policy Inst. Briefing Paper. It examines changes in employment and unemployment rates and wages in all 50 states and the District of Columbia across three time periods. Avail. from EPI, 1660 L St., NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-8810. [673]

  • "Divided We Fall: Deserving workers slip through America's patchwork unemployment insurance system," by Jeffrey Wenger a 24-page, Aug. 2001 Econ. Policy Inst. Briefing Paper, is available (no price listed) from EPI, 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-8810. www.epinet.org [560]

  • Unlevel Playing Fields: Understanding Wage Inequality & Discrimination, by Randy Albelda, Robert W. Drago & Steven Shulman (August 2001) has been published by Econ. Affairs Bureau. $21.95. Contact Dollars & Sense, 740 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02141, 617/876-2434, dollars@dollarsandsense.org [629]

  • "Building New Partnerships for Employment: Collaboration Among Agencies & Public Housing Residents in the Jobs-Plus Demonstration," by Linda Y. Kato & James A. Riccio (143 pp., May 2001) is a Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation report, available, likely free, from MDRC. 16 E. 34 St, NYC, NY, 10016, 212/532-3200. www.mdrc.org [601]

  • "How Welfare and Work Policies Affect Employment and Income: A Synthesis of Research," by Dan Bloom & Charles Michalopoulos (76 pp., May 2001) is available from Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY, 10016, 212/532-3200. www.mdrc.org [603]

  • "Dept. of Housing & Urban Dev. and Sec. 3: Challenges & Opportunities," by Wendy Pollack & Dina Schlossberg is a 16-page article that appeared in the May/June 1999 issue of Clearinghouse Review. For reprints, contact 312/263-3830. [867]

  • "Career Academies: Building Career Awareness & Work-Based Learning Activities Through Employer Partnerships," by James J. Kemple, Susan M. Poglinco & Jason C. Snipes (17 pp., April 1999) is available (possibly free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200. [869]

  • "A Jobs Agenda Packet" is available (likely free) from The Coal. on Human Needs, 1700 K St. NW, #1150, Wash., DC 20006, 202/736-5885. [866]

  • "Census 2000 Undercount of Immigrants & Farmworkers in Rural California Communities," by Ilene J. Jacobs & Edward Kissam is a 31-page, Aug. 2001 report, available from Kissam, The Aguirre Gp., 480 E. 4th Ave., #A, San Mateo, CA 94401, 510/482-9979, ekissam@aiweb.com [689]

  • "Help Wanted: Low-Income Single Adult Job Seekers and the Programs Serving Them" is an 81 page, May 2001 Mid-America Inst. on Poverty Research & Policy Report. $10 from 298 LaSalle, # 1818, Chicago, IL 60604, 312/660-1342, arynell@heartland-alliance.org [590]

  • "Safety Net for Sale" is a 35-page, 1999 report on privatization of core safety-net functions — public assistance, child support enforcement & child welfare — available (likely free) from AFSCME, 1625 L St. NW, Wash., DC 20036-5687, 202/429-1130. [868]

July/August 2001

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  • "When Work Just Isn’t Enough: Measuring hardships faced by families after moving from welfare to work," by Heather Boushey & Bethney Gundersen (June, 2001) is a 22-page Briefing Paper, available (possibly free) from The Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-8810. [64]

  • "Beyond Work First: How to Help Hard-to-Employ Individuals Get Jobs & Succeed in the Workforce," by Amy Brown (April, 2001) (125 pp.) is available (no price listed) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200. [130]

  • "The Continuing Problems with Part-Time Jobs" (April, 2001) s a 4-page Issue Brief, available (likely free) from The Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036. 202/775-8810. [134]

  • "Welfare Reform: Moving Hard-to-Employ Recipients into the Workforce" (March, 2001) is a 56-page GAO report (GAO-01-368), available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [46]

  • "Assessing Washington State’s WorkFirst Welfare Reform: A Failure in Promoting Upward Mobility & Steady Employment," by Mark McDermott (January, 2001) is available (no price given) from the Statewide Poverty Action Network, PO Box 31151, Seattle, WA 98103, 206/694-6794, aikos@fremontpublic.org [70]

  • "Prospecting Among the Poor: Welfare Privatization," by Bill Berkowitz (2001) (23 pp.), is available, free, from The Applied Research Ctr., 3781 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611, 510/653-3515, arc@arc.org [4]

  • "Working on the Margins: California’s Growing Temporary Workforce," by Sundari Baru (January, 2001) (64 pp.) is available (no price listed) from the Ctr. on Policy Initiatives, 3727 Camino del Rio S., #100, San Diego, CA 92108, 619/584-5744, centerpolicy@onlinecpi.org [132]

  • Moving Up the Economic Ladder: Latino Workers & the Nation’s Future Prosperity: State of Hispanic America 1999, ed. Sonia M. Pérez (2000) (272 pp.), is available ($35) from the Natl. Council of La Raza, PO Box 291, Annapolis Jct., MD 20701, 301/604-7983. [131]

  • "The Earned Income Tax Credit & Labor Market Participation of Families on Welfare," by Joseph V. Hotz, Charles H. Mullin & John Karl Scholz prepared for a Dec. 2000 conf. jcpr.org/wp/ByDate.html [133]

May/June 2001

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  • "Differences in the Gender Gap: Comparisons Across Racial/Ethnic Groups in Education & Work" (February 2001) (50 pp.) is available ($10.50) from Educ. Testing Service, Rosedale Rd, MS 04-R, Princeton, NJ 08541, 609/734-5694; downloadable from www.ets.org/research [260]

  • "Will Welfare Reform Hurt Low-Skilled Workers?," by Maria Enchautegui (2001) is a Feb. 2001 study, available (no price given) from the Ctr. for Immig. Studies, 1522 K St. NW, #820, Wash., DC 20005, 202/466-8185. msk@ cis.org [183]

  • "High Road Partnerships Report: Innovations in Building Good Jobs & Strong Communities" (2001) (40 pp.) is available (possibly free) from the AFL-CIO Working for America Inst., 202/466-8010, mlewis@workingforamerica.org [283]

  • "The Future of Low Wage Employment," by Frank Parente (January 2001) (21 pp.) is available (possibly free) from the author, AFL-CIO Dept. of Public Policy, 815 16th St. NW, Wash., DC 20006, 202/637-5312, fparente@aflcio.org [284]

  • "Slowing Economy Threatens Earnings of Low-Wage Workers, Risks Increase in Inequality," by Jared Bernstein (2000) by Jared Bernstein (8 pp.), is available (possibly free) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-8810. [179]

  • "Welfare and Work in Washington State" A study tracking over 3000 welfare recipients finds that many are working, although many also return to public assistance within a short time, and that, although those working experience increased income, many are still in poverty. www.wa.gov/workfirst [200]

  • "Who Knows About the Earned Income Tax Credit?," by Katherin Ross Phillips is available from the Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037 bnowak@ui.urban.org [195]

  • “Help Workers Boost Their Paychecks! Promote the Earned Income Credit” is an outreach kit, available (one copy free; bulk orders at bargain prices) from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 820 First St. NE, #510, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080, center@ center.cbpp.org [178]

March/April 2001

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  • "Step Up, Not Out: The case for raising the federal minimum wage for workers in every state," by Edith Rasell, Jared Bernstein & Heather Boushey (February 2001) a 7-page Issue Brief is available (possibly free) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-8810. [725]

  • "A Resource Guide to Crime & Work," by Ellen Houston (29 pp., December 2000) is available, in draft form, from The Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/331-5540, tkiley@epinet.org. [658]

  • "Welfare Reform: DOT Is Making Progress in Implementing the Job Access Program" (Dec. 2000) is a 28-page, GAO report (GAO-01-133), available free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [639]

  • "Are Teens in Low-Income & Welfare Families Working Too Much?," by Robert I. Lerman (7 pp., November 2000) is available (free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687, pubs@ui.urban.org. [733]

  • "The Labor Market for Public School Teachers: A Descriptive Analysis of New York State’s Teacher Workforce," by Hamp Lankford, Jim Wyckoff & Frank Papa (68 pp., October 2000) is available (no price listed) from NYS Educ. Dept., Albany, NY 12234. [699]

  • "The Prevalence of Education & Training Activities among Welfare & Food Stamp Recipients," by Stephen H. Bell (7 pp., Oct. 2000) is available (free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687, pubs@ui.urban.org. [643]

  • "The Work Experience Program (WEP): NYC’s Public Sector Sweatshop Economy" (June 2000) is a report from Community Voices Heard: www.cvhaction.org. [644]

  • "Crime & Work: What we can learn from the low-wage labor market," by Jared Bernstein & Ellen Houston (39 pp., 2000) is available (no price given) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/331-5540, tkiley@epinet.org. [655]

  • "Barriers to Health Coverage for Hispanic Workers: Focus Group Findings" a 2000 Commonwealth Fund study, is available at www.cmwf.org/programs/minority/perry_barriers_425.pdf. [541]

  • Commitment to Full Employment: The Economics & Social Policy of William S. Vickery, eds. Aaron W. Warner, Mathew Forstater & Sumner Rosen (246 pp., 2000, $23.95), has been published by M.E. Sharpe, 800/541-6563. Among the contributors: James K. Galbraith, Robert Heilbroner, Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg, Philip Harvey. [726]

  • "Improving Employment Outcomes Under TANF," by Julie Strawn, Mark Greenberg & Steve Savner is available at www.fordschool.umich.edu/conferences/final.htm [492]

  • Know Your Rights: Sexual Harassment on the Road from Welfare to Work is a new guidebook from the Natl. Partnership for Women & Families. Inf. from www.nationalpartnership.org/news/pressreleases/2000/101600.htm. [489]

  • "Labor Markets & Crime," by Shawn Bushway & Peter Reuter is a 58-page paper, scheduled to appear in an edited collection (Crime, eds. Joan Petersilia & James Q. Wilson). May be available from Prof. Bushway, Dept. Criminology & Crim. Justice, 2220 LeFrak Hall, Univ. MD, College Park, MD 20742. [663]

  • "Welfare Leavers Working But Still in Poverty" For a Wash. State study, go to www.wa.gov.workfirst. [493]

  • "World Wide Work" is a free bulletin, published by the Amer. Labor Educ. Ctr. To submit materials or receive the bulletin, contact mattwitt@workingfamilies.com. [724]

January/February 2001

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  • "Did Metropolitan Areas Absorb Welfare Recipients without Displacing Other Workers," by Robert I. Lerman & Caroline Ratcliffe (November 2000) is a 7-page report available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash. DC 20037. 202/261-2687, pubs@ui.urban.org. [228]

  • "The Forgotten Workforce - More than 1 in 10 federal contract workers earn less than a living wage," by Chauna Brocht (November 2000) s a 12-page Briefing Paper from the Econ. Policy Inst. $5 from 800/EPI-4844, or free on their website. www.epinet.org [206]

  • "Making Sure of Where We Started: State Employment & Training Systems for Welfare Recipients on the Eve of Federal Reform," by Stephen H. Bell & Toby Douglas ( 2000) is a report available from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, anfinfo@ui.urban.org. newfederalism.urban.org/html/op37/occa37.html [232]

  • "Gold and Green 2000," by Chris Kromm, Keith Ernst & Jaffer Battica is a new study, from the Inst. for Southern Studies, showing that states with the best environmental records also offer the best job opportunities & climate for long-term econ. development. It’s got state-by-state profiles. $35 from the Inst., PO Box 531, Durham, NC 27702, chris@southernstudies.org [432]

  • Union Communication Services (165 Conduit St., Annapolis, MD 21401-2512, 800/321-2545, unioncomm@compuserve.com) has a first-rate catalogue of books for labor activists & leaders. [430]

November/December 2000

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  • "Reforming Welfare & Rewarding Work: A Summary of the Final Report on the Minnesota Family Investment Program," by Virginia Knox, Cynthia Miller & Lisa A. Gennetian (September 2000) (31 pp.) is available (possibly free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200. [326]

  • Steady Work & Better Jobs: How to Help Low-Income Parents Sustain Employment & Advance in the Workforce, by Julie Strawn & Karin Martinson (June 2000) is a 165-page How-to Guide available (possibly free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200. [404]

  • "The Los Angeles Jobs-First GAIN Evaluation: Final Report on a Work First Program in a Major Urban Center," by Stephen Freedman, Jenna Tansey, Lisa A. Gennetian & David Narvarro (June 2000) (38 pp.) is available (possibly free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200. [405]

  • "Work Without Justice: Low-Wage Immigrant Laborers" (2000) is available ($10) from the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, 415 Mich. Ave. NE, Wash., DC 20017, 202/635-2556. [462]

  • "Sweatshops in Chicago: A Survey of Working Conds. in Low-Income & Immigrant Communities" is available from the Ctr. for Labor & Comm. Research, 3411 Diversey Ave., Chicago, IL 60647, 773/278-5418, clcr@mindspring.com. [406]

  • The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez & the Farm Workers’ Struggle is a 116-min., 1996 color film by Ray Telles & Rick Tejada-Flores, available for purchase ($250, $300 with an educ. package) or rental ($95) from The Cinema Guild (130 Madison Ave., 2nd flr., NYC, NY 10016-7038, 800/723-5522, TheCinemaG@aol.com. They have a Latino Studies catalog as well. [464]

September/October 2000

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  • "Barriers Associated with Working, Hardships of Daily Living, Progress through CalWORKs & Work-related Activities," by Anne K. Driscoll, Richard Speiglman & Jean Norris (64 pp., June 2000) is available (possibly free) from Dr. Speiglman, Public Health Inst., 2168 Shattuck Ave., #300, Berkeley, CA 94704, 510/649-1987, richards@phi.org. It’s the 3rd in a series of reports from the Alameda Ctr. CalWORKs Needs Assessment & Outcome Study — copies of Reports #1 & #2 are also available. [776]

  • "Taking Them for a Ride: An Assessment of the Privatization of School Transportation in Ohio’s Public School Districts," by Mark Cassell (April 2000) is a 23-page report, available (possibly free) from Prof. Cassell, Dept. Pol. Sci., Kent St. Univ., PO Box 5190, Kent OH 44242-0001. [881]

  • Cultural Diversity Fieldbook: Fresh Visions & Breakthrough Strategies for Revitalizing the Workplace (273 pp., 2000) an anthology by George Simons, Bob Abramms & L. Ann Hopkins, with Diane H. Johnson, is available (no price listed) from ODT, Box 134, Amherst, MA 01004, 800/736-1293. It’s got a very complimentary blurb from Howard Zinn. The table of contents is available at www.diversophy.com/products/publction/publicat.htm#fieldlbook. [741]

  • "School-To-Work: A Guide for Bank Involvement" (64 pp., 2000) is available (likely free) from Elizabeth Rodriguez Jackson, Comm. Affairs, Fed. Reserve Bank of NY, 212/720-5921. [876]

  • The State of Working America, by Lawrence Mishel, Jared Bernstein & John Schmitt (444 pp. + index, 2000, Cornell Univ. Press) is available ($24.95) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 800/EPI-4844. An exec. summary & intro. are available at www.epinet.org. [879]

  • "The Los Angeles Jobs-First GAIN Evaluation: First Year Findings on Participation Patterns & Impacts," by Stephen Freedman, Marisa Mitchell & David Narvarro (35 pp., June 1999) is available (possibly free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200. It’s an Exec. Summary. [877]

  • Doing Well By Doing Good: The Bottom Line on Workplace Practices, by Ted Baker (76 pp., 1999) is available from the Econ. Policy Inst. 1660 L St., NW, #1200, Washington, DC 20036, 800/EPI-4844. (no price listed). [874]

  • "Crime & Work: What we can learn from the low-wage labor market," by Jared Bernstein & Ellen Houston is a 39-page, 2000 booklet, available ($9.95+s/h) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 800/EPI-4844. [878]

  • "Does Privatization Pay? A Case Study of Privatization in Chicago: Analysis of Its Effects on Workers & Cost Savings Estimates" is a 27-page, Jan. 1997 report, available (possibly free) from the Chi. Inst. on Urban Poverty, 208 S. LaSalle St., #1818, Chicago, IL 60604, 312/629-4500, x4563. [870]

  • Making Work Pay is a special 96-page double issue (June 19-July 3, 2000) of The American Prospect. Authors of the 11 articles include Robert Reich, Harold Meyerson, Michael Massing, David Moberg & Jared Bernstein. For copies, contact Eric Waldemar, 202/783-4090. [882]

  • "Public Service Privatization: Findings from a nationwide survey of 600 attentive voters" is a 16-page report of a Lake Snell Perry & Assoc. survey, available (likely free) from AFSCME, 1625 L St. NW, Wash., DC 20036-5687, 202/429-1130. [873]

  • "The Impact of the Minimum Wage: Policy lifts wages, maintains floor for low-wage labor market," by Jared Bernstein & John Schmitt is a 24-page, June 2000 Briefing Paper, available ($5+s/h) from Econ. Policy Inst., 800/EPI-4844; available as well on their www.epinet.org. [880]

  • The Natl. Campaign for Jobs & Income Support (featured in the Activism Report in the July/Aug. 2000 P&R) has a new newsletter. Likely free, from 1000 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20007, 202/339-9346. [871]

  • "The Privatization of Public Service: Lessons from Case Studies," by Elliott Sclar is a 28-page, 1997 report, available (no price listed) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 800/EPI-4844. [872]

  • "The Role of Intermediaries in Linking TANF Recipients with Jobs" a Mathematica Policy Research report, is available at www.mathematica-mpr.com/intermediaries/pdf. [783]

  • "Uprooting Injustice: A Report on Working Conditions for No. Carolina Farmworkers & the Farm Labor Organizing Committee’s Mt. Olive Initiative," by Sandy Smith-Nonini is a 32-page, March 1999 bilingual (Spanish) report, available ($6) from the Inst. for So. Studies, PO Box 531, Durham, NC 27702, 919/419-8311. [847]

July/August 2000

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  • "Making Sure of Where We Started: State Employment & Training Systems for Welfare Recipients on the Eve of Federal Reform," by Stephen H. Bell & Toby Douglas (68 pp., April 2000) is available (no price listed) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, paffairs@ui.urban.org. [1024]

  • "Encouraging Work, Reducing Poverty: The Impact of Work Incentive Programs," by Gordon L. Berlin (57 pp., March 2000) is available (likely free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4362, 212/532-3200. MDRC reports also are online. www.mdrc.org. [1030]

  • "Jobs First: Implementation & Early Impacts of Connecticut’s Welfare Reform Initiative," by Dan Bloom, Laura Melton, Charles Michalopoulos, Susan Scrivener & Johanna Walter (27 pp., March 2000) is available in Exec. Summary form (likely free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4362, 212/532-3200. The full report will be available in 2001. MDRC reports also are online. www.mdrc.org [1028]

  • "San Francisco Works: Toward an Employer-Led Approach to Welfare Reform & Workplace Development," by Steven Bliss (48 pp., March 2000) is available (likely free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4362, 212/532-3200. MDRC reports also are online. www.mdrc.org [1025]

  • Good Jobs! Connecticut’s Partnership for Strong Communities has available useful materials on local hiring practices and tools, including a model ordinance passed in Waterbury, CT. Contact them at PO Box 2662, Hartford, CT 06146-2662, 860/242-1512, info@goodjobsCT.com. [1023]

May/June 2000

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  • "Barriers to Working & Summaries of Baseline Status," by Rex S. Green, Lynn Fujiwara, Jean Norris & Shanthi Kappagoda (90 pp., Feb. 2000) reports on CalWORKS Needs Assessment. Available (likely free) from Public Health Inst., 2168 Shattuck Ave., #300, Berkeley, CA 94704, 510/649-1987. [966]

  • Improving the Odds: Increasing the Effectiveness of Publicly Funded Training, eds. Burt S. Barnow & Christopher T. King (363 pp., 2000) deals with job training. $24 from The Urban Inst., 877/UIPRESS. [962]

  • Temps: The Many Faces of the Changing Workplace, by Jackie Krasas Rogers (208 pp., 2000, $19.45) is available from ILR Press, Cornell Univ. Press Services, PO Box 6525, 70 Cascadilla St., Ithaca, NY 14851-6525, 607/277-2211, orderbook@cupserv.org. [964]

  • "Welfare Reform & Beyond: Making Work Work" (68 pp., 2000) a Comm. for Econ. Dev. report, is available (free) from project director Marc Bendick, Jr., 4411 Westover Pl. NW, Wash., DC 20016-5555, 202/686-0245, bendickegan@mindspring.com. [921]

  • "What Jobs Require: Literacy, Education & Training, 1940-2006," by David Barton (60 pp., 1999) is available ($10.50) from Educ. Testing Service, Mail Stop 04-R, ETS, Rosedale Rd., Princeton, NJ 08541-0001, 609/734-5694, pic@ets.org. [965]

  • "A National Jobs Agenda" has been drawn up by the Coal. on Human Needs, endorsed by AFSCME, Children’s Defense Fund, Natl. Council of La Raza et al. For inf. and to add your endorsement, contact Stuart Campbell at the Coal., 1700 K St. NW, #1150, Wash., DC 20006, 202/736-5885. [969]

  • "A Piece of the Puzzle: How States Can Use Education to Make Work Pay for Welfare Recipients" an 84-page, 2000 report, is available (free) from Educ. Testing Service, Rosedale Rd., Mail Stop 50-B, Princeton, NJ 08541, 609/734-1200. [951]

  • "Choosing the High Road: Businesses That Pay a Living Wage & Prosper," by Karen Kraut, Scott Klinger & Chuck Collins is a 2000 report from Responsible Wealth, on the more than 50 business owners who have signed RW’s Living Wage Covenant, pledging to pay their workers over $8/hr. and to publicly advocate for higher wages for all low-income workers. 617/423-2148, x13, bleondar-wright@ufenet.org. [963]

  • "The Hidden Third Party: Welfare Recipients’ Experiences with Employers," by Susan Gooden appeared in the J. of Management & Social Policy (5:1, 1999, pp. 69-83). A related article by Prof. Gooden (Virginia Tech.), “All Things Not Being Equal: Differences in Caseworker Support Toward Black and White Welfare Clients,” appeared in the Harvard J. of African American Public Policy (Vol. IV, 1998, pp. 23-33). Both report disparate negative treatment of black welfare clients by, respectively, employers and caseworkers. Available from us with a SASE. [917]

  • "The Natl. Skills Standard Board" (see lead article in the Sept./Oct. 1998 P&R by Marcia Greenberger & Frank Gallo) has issued its 1998-99 Annual Report: available from them at 1441 L St. NW, #9000, Wash., DC 20005, 877/THENSSB. [970]

  • "The Persistence of Poverty: Getting Beneath the Surface" is the theme of the Jan./Feb. 2000 Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty & Law. Among the 5 articles are: “The Importance of Issues at the Intersection of Housing & Welfare Reform for Legal Services Work,” by Barbara Sard; “A High Dive into a Water Glass? Serving the ‘Hard to Serve’ in Welfare-to-Work,” by John H. Bouman; “An Employment Law Agenda: A Road Map for Legal Services Advocates,” by Sharon Dietrich, Catherine Ruckelhaus, Jim Williams, Rick McHugh, Rachel Paster & Michele Palter. Contact the Natl. Ctr. on Poverty Law, 205 W. Monroe St., 2nd flr., Chicago, IL 60606-5013, 312/263-3830, admin@povertylaw.org. [926]

  • "The Phoenix Fund Clearinghouse Listing" (3rd. ed., Jan. 2000) has 350+ entries covering 8 types of worker organizing projects, labor-community collaborations & resource groups. Available (possibly free) from The New World Fdn., 666 West End Ave., NYC, NY 10025, 212/497-3446. [932]

March/April 2000

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  • "Domestic Violence Victims in Transition from Welfare to Work: Barriers to Self-Sufficiency & the W-2 Response" is available (no price given) from the Inst. for Wisconsin’s Future, 1717 S. 12 St., #203, Milwaukee, WI 53204-9094; also on www:execpc.com/~iwf. [1430]

  • "Getting Down to Business - Matching Welfare Recipients’ Skills & the Education Needed for Better Jobs," by Anthony P. Carnevale & Donna M. Desrochers is available (free) from ETS Communication Services, Mail Stop 50-D, Rosedale Rd., Princeton, NJ 08541, 609/7334-5531. [1421]

  • "Helping Low-Income People Get Decent Jobs: One Legal Service Program’s Approach," by Nona Liegeois, Francisca Baxa & Barbara Corkrey describing a Los Angeles project, is a 15-page article in the Sept./Oct. 1999 issue of Clearinghouse Review. Contact the Natl. Ctr. for Poverty Law, 205 W. Monroe St., 2nd flr., Chicago, IL 60606-5013, admin@povertylaw.org. [1460]

  • "HUD Resources Usable for Employment, Trng., Support Services to Move from Welfare to Work" The Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities has produced an outline with this inf. 202/408-1080 or www.cbpp.org/1-6-00hous.htm. [1423]

  • "Jobs & Housing" is the subject of 2 new Brookings Inst. rpts.: “Where Are the Jobs?: Cities, Suburbs & the Competition for Employment” & “Housing Heats Up: Home Building Patterns in Met. Areas.” Both are on their website or phone 202/797-6139. www.brookings.org.es/urban/urban.htm [1482]

  • "Minorities Off Welfare Get Few Jobs," by Sara Karp is a recent Chicago Reporter feature article on that city’s experience with TANF. Send us a SASE for a copy. [1422]

  • "No Shortage of ‘Nonstandard’ Jobs," by Ken Hudson is a 21-page, Dec. 1999 Briefing Paper, available ($10) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 800/EPI-4844. The report shows that nearly 30% of workers are employed in part-time, temping & other alternative arrangements. Downloadable from www.epinet.org. [1462]

  • "Private Gain, Public Pain," by Kim Diehl & Keith Ernst is a new 32-page report on efforts by state and local governments to privatize critical social support services. Available (no price given) from the Inst. for Southern Studies, PO Box 531, Durham, NC 27702, 919/419-8311, research@i4south.org. [1463]

  • "School-to-Work Resources" A School-to-Work Guide is available (likely free) from the Fed. Reserve Bank of NY, 212/720-2789. Other orgs. providing inf. on school-to-work programs are: US Dept. of Educ. Natl. School-to-Work Opps. Office, 800/251-7236, stw-lc@ed.gov; Jobs for the Future, 617/728-4446; Natl. Employer Leadership Council, 800/360-NELC, nelc@nelc.org; Columbia Univ. Teachers College Inst. on Educ. & the Economy, 212/678-3091, iee@columbia.edu. [1461]

January/February 2000

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  • "Mobilizing Public Housing Communities for Work: Origins & Early Accomplishments of the Jobs-Plus Demonstration" (64 pp., Sept. 1999) is available (likely free) from the Manpower Research Demonstration Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200. It reports on projects in Baltimore, Chattanooga, Cleveland, Dayton, LA, St. Paul & Seattle. [1166]

  • "Between a Rock & a Hard Place: A History of American Sweatshops, 1820-Present" is an exhibit and catalog book, co-sponsored by the UCLA Asian-Amer. Studies Ctr. (headed by PRRAC Board member Don Nakanishi). Exhibit is at the Museum of Tolerance (9786 W. Pico Blvd., LA). The pb book is $15 from the Ctr., 3230 Campbell Hall, Box 951546, LA, CA 90095-1546, 310/825-2968, ku@ucla.edu. [1161]

  • "Campus Living Wage Manual" (39 pp., 1999) is available (no price listed) from United for a Fair Economy, 37 Temple Pl., 2nd flr., Boston, MA 02111, 617/423-2148, stw@stw.org. Also from UFE: Too Much, their quarterly newsletter “commentary on capping excessive income & wealth”; their 1999 Accomplishments/2000-2002 Program Directions publication; and a rich resource list.” Available online at www.stw.org [1158]

  • "Designing Microenterprise Programs for Welfare Recipients" (8 pp., Nov. 1999) & “Developing Policies to Support Microenterprise in the TANF Structure: A Guide to the Law,” by Mark Greenberg (15 pp., Nov. 1999), are both available (likely free) from The Aspen Inst., One Dupont Circle, #700, Wash., DC 20036, 202/736-5800, fieldus@aspeninstitute.org. [1106]

  • "Detours on the Road to Employment: Obstacles Facing Low-Income Women" is a 12-page, 1999 report, available (likely free) from the Natl. Partnership for Women & Families (nee Women’s Legal Defense Fund), 1875 Conn. Ave. NW, #710, Wash., DC 20009, 202/986-2600, info@nationalpartnership.org. Related publication: “Preventing Discrimination: A Guide for Caseworkers & Others Helping Welfare Recipients Enter the Workforce” (5 pp., Oct. 1999). [1164]

  • "From Welfare to Work: Using HUD’s Programs to Help Families in Transition" profiles 25 promising initiatives. $5 from HUD USER, PO Box 6091, Rockville, MD 20849, 800/245-2691, huduser@aspensys.com. [1103]

  • Living Wage Campaigns: An Activist’s Guide to Building a Movement for Economic Justice, by David Reynolds is available ($12) from ACORN, 739 8th St. SE, Wash., DC 20003, 202/547-2500. [1167]

  • "NAFTA’s Pain Deepens: Job Destruction Accelerates in 1999 With Losses in Every State," by Robert E. Scott is a 7-page, Nov. 1999 Econ. Policy Inst. Briefing Paper, available ($10) from EPI, 800/EPI-4844; downloadable at www.epinet.org. [1165]

  • "Promoting Participation: How to Increase Involvement in Welfare-to-Work Activities," by Gayle Hamilton & Susan Scrivener is a 99-page, Sept. 1999 “How-to Guide, available (likely free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200. [1100]

  • "The Ctr. for the Child Care Workforce" has a 1999-2000 Catalog: 733 15th St. NW, #1037, Wash., DC 20005-2112, 202/737-7700, ccw@ccw.org. [1169]

November/December 1999

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  • Job Creation Prospects& Strategies, eds. Wilhelmina Leigh & Margaret Simms of the Jt. Ctr. for Political & Econ. Studies, can be ordered through their www.jointctr.org. [1548]

  • New Labor Forum is a semi-annual publication of the Queens College Labor Resource Ctr. (CUNY, 25 W. 43 St., 19th flr., NYC, NY 10036, 212/827-0200). The 152-page Spring/Summer 1999 issue features sections on Sweatshops and Privatization. Single issues, $8; subs. $14 indivs., $25 insts. [1557]

  • "Nontraditional Employment for Low-Income Women: A Guide for Advocates" is available (no price listed) from NOW Legal Defense & Educ. Fund, 212/925-6635; it can be downloaded from www.nowldef.org. [1556]

  • "Overcoming Roadblocks on the Way to Work" is a study by Public/Private Ventures, examining challenges faced by the 5 orgs. participating in Bridges to Work, a reverse commuting demonstration. $10 from PPV, 2005 Market St., #900, Phila., PA 19103. [1551]

  • "Soft Skills Training: An Annotated Guide to Selected Programs" & “Soft Skills & the Minority Work Force: A Guide for Informed Discussion” are publications available from the Joint Ctr. for Political & Economic Studies, 202/789-3500. $20.50 and $13, respectively. [1553]

  • "The Legal Rights & Resources Available to G-5 & A-3 Domestic Workers" is a new self-help booklet prepared by the Inst. for Policy Studies’ Campaign for Migrant Domestic Workers Rights; it will eventually be translated into Spanish, Tagalog and possibly Amharic and Arabic. Contact the campaign, 202/234-9382, x232. [1554]

  • "The Minimum Wage Increase: A Working Woman’s Issue," by Jared Bernstein, Heidi Hartmann & John Schmitt is a 5-page, Sept. 1999 EPI Issue Brief, available (likely free) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-8810; it can be downloaded from www.epinet.org. [1552]

  • "Welfare Reform: Assessing the Effectiveness of Various Welfare-to-Work Approaches" is a Sept. 1999 GAO report. Free copies from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000; can be downloaded at www.gao.gov/new.items/newtitle.htm. [1526]

  • "Women in the Labor Market, Part 2 - Welfare Mothers" is a series of 10 short articles from the Spring 1999 issue of Focus, available, free, from the Univ. of Wisc. Inst. for Research on Poverty, 1180 Observatory Dr., 3412 Soc. Sci. Bldg., Madison, WI 53706, 608/262-6358. [1555]

  • "Work Activity & Obstacles to Work among TANF Recipients," by Sheila R. Zedlewski is a 5-page, Sept. 1999 document, available (free) from the Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687, paffairs@ui.urban.org. [1527]

  • "Work in Progress: A Natl. Survey of Young Women’s Work Experience" is a 24-page, 1999 report produced by the Young Women’s Work Project. Available (no price listed) from the Project, 995 Market St., #1418, SF, CA 94103, 415/974-6296, YWWP@aol.com. [1561]

September/October 1999

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  • "The Los Angeles Jobs-First GAIN Evaluation: First-Year Findings on Participation Patterns & Impact," by Stephen Freedman, Marisa Mitchell & David Narvarro (34 pp., June 1999) is available (likely free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016. 212/532-3200. [1623]

  • "Career Academies: Building Career Awareness & Work-Based Learning Activities through Employer Partnerships," by James J. Kemple, Susan M. Poglinco & Jason C. Snipes (17 pp., May 1999) is available (likely free) from Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200. [1622]

  • "Designing & Administering a Wage-Paying Community Service Employment Prog. Under TANF: Some Considerations & Choices" is available (likely free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200. [1593]

  • "Getting Down to Business: Matching Welfare Recipients’ Skills to Jobs That Train," by Anthony P. Carnevale & Donna M. Desrochers is available in a 37-page, 1999 Exec. Summary from Educ. Testing Service, Mail Stop 50-D, Rosedale Rd., Princeton, NJ 08541. Free. [1540]

  • "Getting In, Staying On, Moving Up: A Practitioner’s Approach to Employment," by Tony Proscio & Mark Elliott is available ($10) from Public/Private Ventures, 2005 Market St., #900, Phila., PA 19103. [1620]

  • "Race Discrimination by Bay Area Employment Agencies" a study just released by the Testing Proj. of the Impact Fund surveyed 17 SF & Oakland employment agencies, using the paired tester technique, and found that white applicants were preferred more than 3 times as often as black applicants. The complete report is on the web. Further inf. from Ana Nunes, Testing Proj. Coordinator, 415/957-1418. The Impact Fund is at 1040 Solano Ave., Berkeley, CA 94707-2109, 510/528-7344, impactfund@impactfund.org. www.impactfund.org [1524]

  • The Big Fix is the 2nd in the series of Jobs with Justice Comics, on the perils of union organizing, “a fantastic tool to use to educate current union members, religious leaders & elected officials about the barriers workers face when they fight for a voice in the workplace, and about what it takes to win.” It’s 20¢ per, with quantity discounts. Contact JwJ (they’ve got other good resources as well), 501 3rd St. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/434-1106. [1621]

  • "Uprooting Injustice: A Report on Working Conditions for No. Carolina Farmworkers & the Farm Labor Organizing Committee’s Mt. Olive Initiative" is a 32-page, 1999 report by Sandy Smith-Nonini, available ($6) from the Inst. for Southern Studies, PO Box 531, Durham, NC 27702, 919/419-8311, x25, erica@i4south.org. [1657]

July/August 1999

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  • "Current Data on Child Care Salaries & Benefits in the US" (24 pp., March 1999) and “Creating Better Family Child Care Jobs: Model Work Standards” (40 pp., 1999) are available (no price listed) from the Ctr. for the Child Care Workforce, 733 15th St. NW, #1037, Wash., DC 20005-2112, 202/737-7700, x16, ccw@ccw.org. [1238]

  • "Creating Jobs: Public & Private Strategies for the Hard-to-Employ," by Cliff Johnson, William Schweke & Matt Hull (141 pp., 1999) is available ($25) from the Corp. for Enterprise Dev., 777 N. Capitol NE, #410, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-9788 [1235]

  • "Getting Good Jobs: An Organizer’s Guide to Job Training," by Linda Schade (126 pp., 1999) is available ($13) from the Ctr. for Comm. Change, 1000 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/342-0519. [1242]

  • "The Maquiladora Reader: Cross-Border Organizing Since NAFTA," by Rachael Makel & Anya Hoffman (131 pp., 1999) is available ($18.45) from The Amer. Friends Service Comm., 1501 Cherry St., Phila., PA 19102-1479, 888/588-2372. [1245]

  • "States’ Experience in Providing Employment Assistance to TANF Clients" is a 136-page, Feb. 1999 GAO report (GAO/HEHS-99-22), available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [1181]

  • "The Basic Skills of Welfare Recipients: Implications for Welfare Reform" is a 1999 report from the Public Policy Inst. of Calif. www.ppic.org/#ppic118 [1182]

  • "The Privatization Chronicles" is a 43-page, Aug. 1998 booklet, reprinting 4 articles on the pitfalls of privatization, available (likely free) from AFSCME, 1625 L St. NW, Wash., DC 20036-5687. [1247]

  • "Welfare Reform: Implementing DOT’s Access to Jobs Program" is an 18-page, Dec. 1998 GAO report (GAO/RCED-99-36), available, free, from US GAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [1188]

  • "What Will the States Do When Jobs Are Not Plentiful? Policy & Implementation Challenges," by LaDonna Pavetti is a Feb. 1999 working paper, available (possibly free) from Mathematica Policy Research, PO Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2293, 609/799-3535. Available online. www.jcpr.org/pavetti.html [1249]

  • Women in the Labor Market, Part I is the Winter 1998-Spring 1999 issue of Focus, published by the Univ. of Wisc. Inst. for Research on Poverty. Among the articles: “Explaining the Racial Gap in Labor Force Participation Among Women Household Heads” by Irene Brown & “Immigrant Women in the US Labor Force,” by Georges Vernez. Available free from the Inst., 1180 Observatory Dr., 3412 Soc. Sci. Bldg., Univ. Wisc., Madison, WI 53706, 608/262-6358. [1296]

May/June 1999

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  • "Employment Discrimination Against Women & Minorities in Georgia," by Alfred Blumrosen, Marc Bendick, Jr., John Miller & Ruth Blumrosen (40 pp. + Atts.. Feb. 1999) is available, free, from Bendick & Egan, 4411 Westover Pl. NW, Wash., DC 20016, 202/686-0245, E-mail: bendickegan@mindspring.com. [1298]

  • The State of Working America 1998-99, by Lawrence Mishel, Jared Bernstein & John Schmitt (445 pp., 1999) is available (no price listed) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/331-5546, E-mail: ngibson@epinet.org. [1305]

  • "Ancillary Services to Support Welfare to Work," by Amy Johnson & Alicia Meckstroth is a June 1998 report, available ($25.50) from Mathematica Policy Research, PO Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08643-2393, 609/799-3535. It’s also on the web. aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/isp/ancillary/front.htm. [1261]

  • "Child Care Employment: Implications for Women’s Self Sufficiency & for Child Development," by Marcy Whitebrook & Deborah Phillips is a 15-page, Jan. 1999 working paper, available (possibly free) from the Foundation for Child Dev., 345 E. 46 St., NYC, NY 10017-3562, 212/697-3150. [1303]

  • "Job Retention & Advancement Among Welfare Recipients: Challenges & Opportunities" a research synthesis prepared by The Lewin Group for the HHS Adm. for Chn. & Families, is available on the web. www.lewin.com/ae/HS%20web%20pub_%20job%20ret.DOC. [1308]

  • "Outline of How Federal Housing Programs Can Help Provide Employment & Training Opps. & Support Services to Current & Former Welfare Recipients," by Barbara Sard is a Dec. 1998 publication, available from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 820 First St. NE, #510, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080, E-mail:center@center.cbpp.org. [1252]

  • "Preventing Discrimination - A Guide for Caseworkers & Others Helping Welfare Recipients Enter the Workforce" is a 4-page guide available (possibly free) from the Natl. Partnership for Women & Families, 1875 Conn. Ave. NW, #710, Wash., DC 20009, 202/986-2600, E-mail: info@nationalpartnership.org [1301]

  • "The Inst. on Educ. & the Economy" has available the following Briefs:
    “The Effects of Career Magnet Schools,” by Robert Crain, Anna Allen, Judith Warren Little, Debora Sullivan, Robert Thaler, Denise Quigley & Gail Zellman (Dec. 1998); “Toward a Theory of Work-Based Learning,” by David Thornton Moore (Jan. 1999); “Employer Recruitment is Not the Problem: A Study of School-to-Work Transition Programs,” by Katherine L. Hughes (July 1998); “Market Segmentation & the Restructuring of Banking Jobs,” by Katherine Hughes & Annette Bernhardt (Feb. 1999). These 4-page Briefs may be available free, and full reports are available from IIE, Teachers College, Columbia Univ., Box 174, NYC, NY 10027, 212/678-3091, E-mail: iee@columbia.edu. [1295]

  • The Natl. Report on Work & Family is one of those expensive ($346/yr.) biweekly Washington publications offering “news on legislation, litigation & employer policies.” Contact Business Publishers, 8737 Colesville Rd., #1100, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3928, 800/274-6737. [1300]

  • "Working Poor Families with Children" is a new study, available (likely free) from Child Trends, fax: 202/362-5533; available on their www.childtrends.org/workingpoor.htm. [1318]

March/April 1999

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  • What Employers Want: Job Prospects for Less-Educated Workers, by Harry Holzer (214 pp., 1999) has just been published by the Russell Sage Fdn., 800/524-6401 ($18.45). [1705]

  • Public Subsidies, Public Accountability (1998) is available ($20) from the Grassroots Policy Proj., 202/387-2935, E-mail: hinson@rtk.net. Included are case studies of recent campaigns (LA, Oregon, Alabama, Minnesota, Iowa) for living wages, subsidy accountability & job creation, plus legal strategies, research guide, etc. [1704]

  • "Building a Movement for Full Employment," by Gertrude S. Goldberg & Sheila D. Collins is a 7-page reprint from the Spring 1998 issue of Social Policy, available (possibly free) from the Natl. Jobs for All Coal., 475 Riverside Dr., #832, NYC, NY 10115-0050, 212/870-3449, E-mail: njfac@ncccusa.org. [1701]

  • "Minnesota Study of Job Subsidies: Good Jobs First!" has a study showing that Minn. corps. benefitting from econ. dev. incentives pay very low wages and involve very high costs ($100,000 or more per job). Contact GJF, 1311 L St. NW, Wash., DC 20005, 202/626-3780. [1703]

  • "Wages Gain Ground: Workforce benefits in 1998 from tighter labor markets, higher minimum wage," by Jared Bernstein & Lawrence Mishel is an 8-page Issue Brief, available (possibly free) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-8810. The report shows that the low unemployment rate has narrowed the earnings gap between minorities and whites, after expanding through the 80s and much of the 90s. [1706]

January/February 1999

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  • "Working Hard, Earning Less: A 1998 National Report" (24 pp., 1998) a National Priorities Project/Jobs with Justice collaborative effort, is available ($9.20) from NPP, 17 New South St., #301, Northampton, MA 01060, 413/584-9556, E-mail: info@natprior.org or JwJ, 501 3rd St. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/434-1106, E-mail: fazcarate@cwa.union.org. The report establishes a state-by-state standard living wage, documents jobs with most growth & projected wages 1994-2005, occupations with most growth that do not pay a living wage. Indiv. state reports are $4 and also are available on their www.natprior.org. [1366]

  • "Rising Trends in EEO Complaint Caseloads in Federal Sector" is a 65-page, July 1998 GAO report (GAO/GGD-98-l57BR), available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [1365]

  • "The Welfare-to-Work Grants Program: A New Link in the Welfare Reform Chain," by Demetra Smith Nightingale & Kathleen Brennan is a 7-page, Sept. 1998 report, available (free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687. [1344]

November/December 1998

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  • "Getting to Work: An Organizer's Guide to Transportation Equity" (112 pp., Aug. 1998) is available ($5) from the Ctr. for Comm. Change, 1000 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Wash., DC 20007, 202/342-0567. [2518]

  • "Saving & Creating Good Jobs: A Study of Industrial Retention & Expansion Programs," by Neil Mayer (78 pp., June 1998) is available ($13) from the Ctr. for Comm. Change, 1000 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20007, 202/342-0567. [2516]

  • "Progressive Los Angeles: From Liberty Hill to a Living Wage -- The Struggle for a Livable City," by Bob Gottlieb & Peter Dreier (10 pp., 1998) is available (no price listed) from the authors, Occidental College, LA, CA 90041. [2520]

  • "Small Consolation: The Dubious Benefits of Small Business for Job Growth & Wages," by Dale Belman & Erica Groshen (96 pp., 1998) Economic Policy Institute, 800/ EPI-4844. [2221]

  • "Employment Discrimination & Abuses in the Federal Workplace: Practices, Patterns, Issues & Findings" is a 69-page, June 1998 Interim Report from the NAACP Federal Sector Task Force. Contact the Task Force Chair, NAACP Board Member Leroy W. Warren, 12803 Stonecrest Dr., Silver Spring, MD 20904-5236, 301/622-3633. [2519]

September/October 1998

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  • "A Lawsuit Challenging the Constitionality of NAFTA" has been filed by a group of organizations & unions. For inf., contact Joel Joseph at Made in America, 202/822-6060. [1963]

  • "Building an Employment Focussed Welfare System: Work First & Other Work-Oriented Strategies in 5 States [IN, MA, OR, VA, WI]," by Pamela Holcomb, LaDonna Pavetti & Susan Riedinger is available (possibly free), in full & exec. summary form, from Ethel Norris, HHS/ASPE, 200 Independence Ave., SW, #404E, Wash., DC 20201, 202/857-8709. [1965]

  • Good Jobs First! a new natl. resource ctr. "for anyone seeking to hold corporations that get or seek job subsidies accountable for family-wage jobs," headed by Greg LeRoy, is reachable at 1311 L St., NW, Wash., DC 20005, 202/626-3780. goodjobs@ctj.org [1967]

  • "Small Consolation: The dubious Benefits of Small Business for Job Growth & Wages," by Dale Belman, Erica Groshen, David Stevens & Julia Lane (96 pp., 1998) is available (no price listed) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 800/ EPI-4844. [1969]

  • "Finally, real wage gains," by Lawrence Mishel, Jared Bernstein & John Schmitt is a 5-page, July 1998 Issue Brief, available (no price listed) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 800/EPI-4844. [1966]

  • "Finally, real wage gains," by Lawrence Mischel, Jared Bernstein & John Schmitt (5 pp., 1998) Economic Policy Institute, 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 800/EPI-4844. [2217]

  • "Making Connections: A Study of Employment Linkage Programs," by Frieda Molina (67 pp., May 1998) & “New Avenues Into Jobs: Early Lessons from Nonprofit Temp Agencies & Employment Brokers,” by Dorie Seavey (88 pp., March 1998), are available (possibly free) from the Ctr. for Comm. Change, 1000 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Wash., DC 20007, 202/342-0567. [1968]

  • "Making Connections: A Study of Em-ploynient Linkage Programs," by Frieda Molina (67 pp., 1998) Center for Community Change, 1000 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20007, 202/342-0567 [2219]

  • "New Avenues Into Jobs: Early Lessons from Nonprofit Temp Agencies," by Dorie Seavey (88 pp., 1998) Center for Community Change, 1000 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20007, 202/342-0567. [2220]

  • "Access to Jobs: A Guide to Innovative Practices in Welfare-to-Work Transportation" on publication, is on the web. www.ctaa.org/welfare [1964]

  • "Korean American Women & Domestic Violence," by Chung-Wha Hong (8 pp., 1998) National Korean American Service & Education Consortium, 143-32 Ash Ave., #100, Flushing, NY 11355, 718/445-3939. [2269]

  • "Resistance in Paradise: Rethinking 100 Years of US Involvement in the Caribbean & the Pacific," by Deborah Wei & Rachel Kamel (199 pp., 1998) A project of the Amer. Friends Service Comm. in coop. with the Office of Curriculum Support, School Dist. of Philadelphia, AFSC, 1501 Cherry St., Phila., PA 19102-1479, 888/588-2372 [2210]

  • The State of Working America: 1998-99, by Lawrence Mishel, Jared Bernstein & John Schmitt (414 pp., 1998, $24.95) to be published by Cornell Univ. Press, is available from the Econ. Policy Inst., 800/EPI-4844. [1971]

  • The State of Working America: 1998-99, by Lawrence Mishel, Jared Bernstein & John Schmitt (414 pp., 1998) Cornell University Press, is available from the Economic Policy Institute, 800/EPI-4844 [2224]

  • "Deepening Segregaion in American Public Schools," by Karen McLean Donaldson A report from the Harvard Project on School Desegregation appeared in the Sept. 1997 issue of Equity & Excellence in Education.Greenwood Publication Group, 88 Post Rd. W., P0 Box 5007, Westport, CT 0688 1-5007. [2205]

  • A Lawsuit Challenging the Constitionality of NAFTA Joel Joseph at Made in America, 202/822-6060 [2214]

  • "Access to Jobs: A Guide to Innovative Practices in Welfare-to-Work Transportation" US Dept. of Transportation www.ctaa.org/welfare. [2215]

  • Good Jobs First! Greg LeRoy, is reachable at 1311 L St. NW, Wash., DC 20005, 202/626-3780, E-mail: goodjobs@ctj.org. [2218]

  • The Campaign for a Fair Minimum Wage has heen established to support bills submitted by Sen. Edward Kennedy (S.1805) and Rep. David Bonior (HR3510) to increase the minimum wage by SOC on Jan. 1, 1999 and again by 50C on Jan. 1, 2000 (the current minimum is $5.15/hr. and leaves a full-time worker $2000 below the federal poverty line for a family of 3). Contact them at 1625 K St. NW, #210, Wash., DC 20006, 202/785-5980. adaction@ix.netcom.com [1970]

  • The Campaign for a Fair Minimum Wage 1625 K St. NW, #210, Wash., DC 20006, 202/785-5980, E-mail: adaction@ix.netcom.com. [2223]

July/August 1998

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  • "Executive Excess '98: CEOs Gain From Massive Downsizing," by Marc Bayard, Chuck Collins, Sarah Anderson & John Cavanagh (14 pp., 1998) UFE, 37 Temple Pl., 5th flr., Boston, MA 02111, 617/423-2148. [2070]

  • "Jobs in the New Millennium -- The Meaning for Welfare Reform: A Look at the New US Dept. of Labor's Occupational Projections to the Year 2006," by Frank Parente (19 pp., 1998) AFL-CIO Dept. of Public Policy, 815 16th St. NW, Wash., DC 20006, 202/637-5000. [2071]

  • "Prospects & Problems for Economic Democracy" Dollars & Sense at One Summer St., Somerville, MA 02143, 617/628-8411. [2074]

  • "Making Work Pay: The Impact of the 1996-97 Minimum Wage Increase," by Jared Bernstein & John Schmitt (60 pp., 1998) Econ. Policy Inst., 800/EPI-4844; [2073]

  • Made in Brooklyn (55 min., color documentary $209 purchase, $60 rent) New Day Films, 22-D Hollywood Ave., Hohokus, NJ 07423, 201/652-6590, E-mail: TMCNDY@Aol.comTMCNDY@Aol.com [2072]

  • The International Labor Rights Fund 733 15th St. NW, #920, Wash., DC 20005, 202/347-4100. www.laborrights.org.www.laborrights.org [2075]

  • "Who Will Really Pay for Minimum Wage Increase?," by Jerome Grossman Grossman, 65 Grove St., #347, Wellesley, MA 02181. [2076]

May/June 1998

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  • Good Jobs for All is the newsletter of the Natl. Jobs for All Coal., which also has a publications list. Contact them at 475 Riverside Dr., #832, NYC, NY 101 15-0050, 212/870-3449, E-mail:njfac@nccusa.org. [2789]

  • "Working Together: Good Child Care Jobs & Good Care for Children" is the 35-page 1998 Worthy Wage Action Packet, available (no price listed) from the Ctr. for the Child Care Workforce, 733 15th St. NW, #1037, Wash., DC 20005-2112, 202/737-7700, E-mail: worthywage@ccw.org.. [2791]

March/April 1998

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  • "The Underbelly of the US Economy: Joblessness & the Pauperization of Work in america," by David Dembo & Ward Morehouse (44 pp., 1997) is available (no price listed) from the Council on Internatl. & Public Affairs, 777 UN Plaza, NYC, NY 10017, 212/972-9877. [2756]

January/February 1998

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  • "Low-Wage Labor Market Indicators by City & State: The Constraints Facing Welfare Reform," by Jared Bernstein (100 pp., Oct. 1997) is available from the EconPolicy Inst. 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Washington, DC 20036, 202/331-5531. [3243]

  • "An Empirical Analysis of the Proposed Los Angeles Living Wage Ordinance: Final Report," by E. Douglas Williams & Richard Sander (69 pp., Jan. 1997) prepared under contract for the City of LA, may be available from Prof. Sander, UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, CA 90024. [3230]

  • "The Impact of Affirmative Action on Public-Sector Employment & Contracting in California," ed. Paul Ong (162 pp., 1997) is available from the California Policy Seminar, 2020 Milivia St., #412, Berkeley, CA 94704, 510/642-5514, email: CA.PolSem@ucop.edu. A 7 page CPS Brief, summarizing the study, is also available. [3248]

  • "Dislocation & Workforce Equity: The South at Work in the 1990s," by Anne Eckman & Jordan Green is an Inst. for Southern Studies report. The 26 page report is available from the Inst., PO Box 531, Durham, NC 27702. [3232]

  • "Taking Affirmative Action in Education & Employment," by Michele Andrisin Wittig appeared in vol. 52, no. 4 (1996) of the Journal of Social Issues. Reprints of the 16 page article are available from the author, Dept. Psych., California St. U, Northridge, CA 91330, email: mwittig@CSUN.edu. [3246]

  • "The Sky Hasn't Fallen: An Evaluation of the Minimum-Wage Increase," by Jared Bernstein & John Schmitt (160 pp., n.d.) is a Briefing Paper, available from the Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Washington, DC 20036, 202/775-8810. [3249]

November/December 1997

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  • "Does Privatization Pay? A Case Study of Privatization in Chicago" (27 pp., 1997) is available ($12) from the Mid-America Inst. on Poverty, 208 S. LaSalle St., #1818, Chicago, IL 60604, 312/629-4500, x4525. [3507]

  • "Failing, But Not Fooling, Public Housing Residents: The Impact of Job Interventions," by Jacqueline Leavitt & Mary Ochs (93 pp., 1997) the report of a PRRAC-funded project, is available (no price listed) from Prof. Leavitt, UCLA Dept. of Urban Planning, LA, CA 90095-1656, 310/825-4380. [3508]

  • "Jobs and Transportation" is the theme of Issue #4 (Aug. 1997) of Organizing, the welfare reform publication of the Ctr. for Comm. Change, 1000 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20007, 202/342-0594, E-mail: richs@commchange.org. [3510]

  • "NAFTA's Casualties: Employment Effescts on Men, Women & Minorities," by Jesse Rothstein & Robert E. Scott & "NAFTA & the States," by Jesse Rothstein & Robert E. Scott, are, respectively, 5-and 6-page Sept. 1997 Issue Briefs, available (no price listed) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 800/EPI-4844. EPI's Issue Briefs are on-line: www.epinet.org. [3511]

  • "Report Card on Workers' Rights in Indiana" (50 pp.) is available ($8) from The Calumet Proj., 7128 Arizona Ave., Hammond, NJ 46323-2223, 219/845-5008, E-mail: calproject@surfnetinc.com. [3512]

  • The American Family Fair Minimum Wage Act of 1997 (S. 1009) has been introduced by Sen. Edward Kennedy. It provides for increases of 50 cents/hr. in each of the next 3 yrs. and increases of 30 cents/hr. in each of the following 2 yrs. -- $7.25 by 2002. For inf. & support activities, contact Jim Manley in Kennedy's office, Wash., DC 20510, 202/224-2633. [3515]

September/October 1997

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  • "Jobs: Some Organizing Strategies" (28 pp., May 1997) is available from the Ctr. for Comm. Change, 1000 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20007, 202/342-0519. [3474]

  • "A Generation of Challenge: Pathways to Success for Urban Youth" is available from the Sar Levitan Ctr., Johns Hopkins Univ., 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218, 410/516-7174. [3477]

  • "America's Well-Targeted Raise: Data Show Benefits of Minimum Wage Increase Going to Workers Who Need Them Most" by Jared Bernstein (5 pp., Sept. 1997), is Issue Brief #118, available from the Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Washington, DC 20036, 202/775-8810. [3473]

  • "Early Childhood Care & Education: An Investment That Works" profiles model programs for preschoolers & elementary students. Available from the Natl. Conf. of St. Legislatures, 303/830-2054. [3479]

  • "Expanding the Family & Medical Leave Act to Cover Businesses with 25-49 Employees: The Impact in the US & Each State" is available from the Women's Legal Defense Fund. A Natl. Overview sheet and fact sheets for each state are available from WLDF, 1875 Connecticut Ave NW, #710, Washington, DC 20009, 202/986-2600. [3480]

  • "Kids These Days: What Americans Really Think About the Next Generation" a 50 page, 1997 study based on survey questionnaires and focus groups, available from Public Agenda, 6 E. 39 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/686-6610, email: paresearch@aol.com. [3481]

  • "Managing Work & Family: Nonstandard Work Arrangements Among Managers & Professionals" by Roberta Spalter-Roth, Arne Kalleberg, Edith Rasell, Naomi Cassirer, Barbara Reskin, Ken Hudson, David Webster, Eileen Applebaum & Better Dooley (70 pp., 1997), a publication of the Econ. Policy Inst. & the Women's Research & Education Inst., available from EPI, 800/EPI-4844. [3482]

  • "Map & Track: State Initiatives to Encourage Responsible Fatherhood" is available from the Natl. Ctr. for Child Poverty, 154 Haven Ave., NYC, NY 10032, 212/304-7100. [3483]

  • "Nonstandard Work, Substandard Jobs: Flexible Work Arrangements in the US" by Arne Kalleberg, Edith Rasell, Ken Hudson, David Webster, Barbara Reskin, Naomi Cassirer & Eileen Appelbaum (94 pp., 1997), a publication of the Econ. Policy Inst. & the Women's Research & Educ. Inst., is available from EPI, 800/EPI-4844. [3475]

  • "Overcome Job Loss: A Family Guide" by Ivette Rodriguez Stern, Barbara DeBaryshe & Sylvia Yuen (25 pp., 1997), is available from the Ctr. on the Family, Univ. of Hawaii, 2515 Campus Rd., Miller Hall 103, Honolulu, HI 96822, 808/956-4132. [3476]

July/August 1997

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  • "1997 AFL-CIO Program Highlights" is a 5-page document outlining the mission, goals & program initiatives of the new AFL-CIO leadership. Contact AFL-CIO, 815 16th St. NW, Wash., DC 20006. Related documents: "Agents of Change: A Handbook for Student Activists, available from the AFL-CIO Organizing Inst., 1101 14th St. NW, #320, Wash., DC 20005, 800/848-3021; the "Ask a Working Woman Project," which has available a tool-kit (survey, fact sheet, order form for additional materials), from the AFL-CIO Working Women's Dept., 888/971-9797. [3353]

  • "Developing a Public Policy Agenda on Jobs," by Alan Okagaki (51 pp., 1997) is a available ($10) from the Ctr. for Comm. Change, 1000 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20007, 202/342-0519. [3354]

  • "Executive Excess: CEO's Gain from Massive Downsizing," by Marc Bayard, Sarah Anderson, John Cavanagh & Charles Collins (13 pp., 1997) is the 4th annual executive compensation survey from United for a Fair Economy & the Inst. for Policy Studies. $6.50 from United for a Fair Economy, 37 Temple Pl., 5th flr., Boston, MA 02111. [3355]

  • I'll Be There: The Jobs with Justice Economics Education Slide Show is available ($50, includes 40 color slides and an organizing guide/talking points) from Mary Beth Maxwell at the national JwJ office, 501 3rd St. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/434-1106. Beyond labor organizing use, it's appropriate for community & religious organizations, conf. workshops, classroom presentations. [3357]

  • "NAFTA's Corporate Camouflage," by Sarah Anderson, John Cavanagh & Nicole Clark (7 pp., 1997) is available ($6.50) from the Inst. for Policy Studies, 733 15th St. NW, #1020, Wash., DC 20005. The findings of the report reveal union busting by NAFTA corporate leaders, downsizing of manufacturing firms that led the NAFTA charge, illegal discrimination against women in Mexico, soaring profits by the main NAFTA boosters, and millions in soft money political contributions by these same boosters. [3358]

  • "Rising from the Ashes? Labor in the Age of 'Global' Capitalism" is a special double issue of Monthly Review, edited by Ellen Meiksins Wood, Peter Meiksins & Michael Yates. Included are "Race & Labor Organization in the US," by Michael Goldfield, and ""American Labor: A Movement Again?," by Kim Moody. Copies available ($7) from MR, 122W. 27 St., NYC, NY 10001, 212/691-2555, E-mail: mreview@igc.ape.org. [3359]

  • "Sweatshop Watch" is a newsletter from an organization of the same name, 720 Market St., 5th flr., SF, CA 94102, 415/391-1655. [3361]

  • Work First: How to Implement an Employment-Focussed Approach to Welfare Reform, by Amy Brown (131 pp., 1997) is available (possibly free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 3 Park Ave., NYC, NY 10016-5936, 212/532-3200. Also available: After AFDC: Welfare-to-Work Choices & Challenges for States, by Dan Bloom (135 pp. 1997). [3364]

  • Working USA is a new bimonthly magazine for the revitalized American labor movement. The premiere issue (May/June 1997) has articles by John Sweeney, Robert Kuttner, William Greider, Ruth Needleman, David Moberg & others. The magazine's Editorial Advisory Board includes Elaine Bernard, Barry Bluestone, Jeff Faux, (PRRAC Social Science Advisory Board member) Heidi Hartmann, Robert Heilbroner, Nelson Lichtenstein, Bill Lucy, Ray Marshall & others. It's published by M.E. Sharpe (publisher of PRRAC's book Double Exposure: Poverty & Race in America), and the intro. sub, price is $36 (80 Business Park Dr., Armonk, NY 10504, 800/541-6563). [3366]

May/June 1997

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  • "A Catholic Framework for Economic Life" is a 10-point guide, from the Nat. Conf. of Catholic Bishops, asserting that all people have the right to just wages, decent working conditions & to organize & join unions. $8.95 from USCC Pub. Services, 3211 4th St. NW, Wash., DC 20017, 202/235-8722. Card/poster versions available too. [3218]

  • "The NatI. Jobs for All Coalition" has 4 recent short (2-4 pp.) pieces: "How Many Jobs Are There? The Need for a NatI. Job Vacancy Survey," "Paying for Full Employment." both by Philip Harvey; "Needed: A Natl. Commitment to Families," by Ruth Sidel; "Policy Statement on Welfare 'Reform'" -available (possibly free) from the Coal., 475 Riverside Dr., #832, NYC, NY 10115-0050, 212/870-3449, E-mail: njfac@nccctisa.org. [3219]

  • "Workers' Rights Resource Directory" listing hundreds of unions & comm. orgs., worker support groups, union printers and caterers, publications, organizing resources, is available ($10) from Mass. Jobs with Justice, 5 Magazine St., Cambridge, MA 02139, 617/491-2525, E-mail: jwj@igc.apc.org. [3220]

  • YouthBuild in Developmental Perspective: A Formative Evaluation of the YouthBuild Demonstration Project, by Ronald Ferguson & Phillip Clay (408 pp., 1996) is available (possibly free) from Prof. Clay, Dept. Urban Studies & Planning, MIT 3-234, Cambridge, MA 02139, 617/253-6164, E-mail: plclay@mit.edu. [3221]

March/April 1997

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  • "Does 'Free Trade' Create Good Jobs? A Rebuttal to the Clinton Administration's Claims," by David Ranney & Robert Naiman (23 pp., 1997) is available ($9) from the Inst. for Policy Studies, 1601 Corn. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20009, 202/234-9382 x233. [3078]

  • "From Dreams to Dust: The Deteriorating Labor Market Fortunes of Young Adults," by Andrew Sun, Neal Fogg & Robert Taggart (no price given) from the Sar Levitan Ctr. for Social Policy Studies at Johns Hopkins, 410/516-7174. [3079]

  • "The Disadvantaged Labor-Force Position of Latino Immigrants in California," by Vilma Ortiz (15 pp., 1996) is available (possibly free) from the Calif. Policy Seminar, 2020 Milvia St., #412, Berkeley, CA 94704, 510/642-5514. It is a summary of a report available in full ($4.50) from the Chicano/Latino Policy Proj., 2420 Bowditch St., MC5670, Berkeley, CA 94720-5670, 510/642-6903. [3080]

  • "Work First: How to Implement an Employment-Focussed Approach to Welfare Reform" is available (no price given) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 212/532-3200. Also available, "Career Academies: Early Implementation Lessons from a 10-Site Evaluation." [3081]

January/February 1997

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  • African American Single Mothers: Understanding Thier Lives & Families, by Bette J. Dickerson (196 pp., 1995) is available ($26) from Sage Pubs., 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91320, 805/499-0721. [2911]

  • "Economic Analysis of the Los Angeles Living Wage Ordinance" by a group of economists directed by Prof. Robert Pollin of the UC-Riverside Dept. of Economics (97 pp.' Oct. 1996), may be available from Prof. Pollin (909/797-5037, x1579) or from Madeline Janis-Aparicio, LA Living Wage Coalition, 634 S. Spring St., #1016, LA, CA 90014, 213/486-9880. Also available from Janis-Aparicio, "Business Subsidies in Los Angeles: Getting a Return on Our Investment," by Stephanie Luce of the Univ. Wisc. Sociology Dept. (10 pp.' Dec. 1996). [2891]

  • "Hard Lessons in California: Minority Pay Gap Widens Despite More Schooling, Higher Scores," by Martin Carnoy & Richard Rothstein (34 pp., 1996) is Working Paper #116, available (no price listed) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/331-5520. [2898]

  • "Investing in Child Care Jobs in Low-Income Communities" is a 10-page, 1996 report from the Natl. Ctr. for the Early Childhood Work Force, available from them (no price listed), 733 15th St. NW, #1037, Wash., DC 20005-2112, 202/737-7700, E-mail: ncecw@ncecw.org. [2900]

  • "Perspectives on Employment Stability," by Kathleen Christensen, Marianne Ferber, Jane Waldfogel & Marina Whitman (51 pp., 1996) is the latest publication in the Radcliffe Public Policy Institute's "Changing Work in America" series. $10 from the Inst., 10 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02128, 617/496-3478, E-mail: waters@radcliffe.edu. [2904]

  • "The National Education Report: Building a Community of Learners" (161 pp.) is available from The Natl. Educ. Goals Panel, 1255 22 St. NW, #502, Wash., DC 20037, 202/632-0952, E-mail: NEGP@goalline.org. A 40-page Exec. Summary also is available. Both apparently are free. [2889]

  • Unemployment/ Underemployment Worldwide A chart from the Nov. 30, 1996, Wash. Post notes that nearly 1 billion people around the world, about 30% of the world's workforce, are unemployed or underemployed in industrial and developing nations. ILO data for 16 countries are presented in the chart. The clip is available from us with a SASE. [2907]

November/December 1996

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  • Churches at Work in the Community: Strategies to Improve Local Job Opportunities, by Alice Shabecoff (195 pp., 1996) is available from World Vision, PO Box 9716, Federal Way, WA 98063, 206/815-1000. [4248]

  • "After NAFTA: As Factories Flee to Mexico, the Trade Agreement Takes a Heavy Toll on the Rural South," by Sarah Anderson & Karen Harris appeared in the Fall 1996 Southern Exposure. The 5 page article is available from us with a SASE. [4202]

  • "Discrimination in the Workplace: A Legal Survey" (65 pp.) is available from the Natl. Employment Law Proj., 36 W. 44 St., #1415, NYC, NY 10036, 212/764-2204, email: hn0669@handsnet.org. Also, "The Family & Medical Leave Act: An Advocate's Guide" (45 pp. + 100 pp. Apps.). Publications list also available. [4249]

  • Impacts of Changing Employment: If the Good Jobs Go Away is the March 1996 issue of The Annals of the AAPSS, ed. Arthur Shostak, from Sage Pubs., PO Box 5084, Thousand Oaks, CA 91359, 805/499-9774. [4251]

  • "Jobs for Communities: Case Studies of Successful Comm. Econ. Dev. Programs" summarizes 15 projects, from the Natl. Congress for Comm. Econ. Dev., 11 Dupont Circle, #325, Washington, DC 20036, 202/234-5009. [4253]

  • "Jobs: New Challenges, New Responses," by Sumner Rosen appeared in the March 1996 Annals, APPS. Reprints of the 16 page article may be available from the author, 201 W. 86 St., NYC, NY 10024. [4255]

  • "Making Workfare A Success: Alternative Work Experiences Program Two Year Report" (103 pp. + Tables) analyzes the Private Industry Council of Philadelphia's initiated pilot project to integrate community service, work experience, and classroom education for two parent families. Available from the Instititue for Study of Civic Values, 1218 Chestnut St., #702, Philadelphia, PA 19107, 215/236-1434. [4258]

September/October 1996

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  • Building America: The Democratic Promise of Public Work, by Harry Boyte & Nancy Kari has just been published by Temple Univ. Press, 1601 N. Broad St., Phila., PA 19122-6099, 215/204-8709. [4046]

  • "Career Acadamies: Early Implementation Lessons from a 10-Site Evaluation," by James J. Kemple & JoAnn Leah Rock (17 pp., 1996) is available from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 3 Park Ave., NYC, NY 10016-5936, 212/532-3200. The Summary appears to be free; the full report is $15. [4047]

  • "Job Training Partnership Act: Long-Term Earnings & Employment Outcomes" is a 38-page, March 1996 GAO report (GAO-HEll S-96-40), available (free) from USGAO, P0 Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015, 202/512-6000. [4049]

  • "Joblessness, the Urban Underclass & Welfare Reform: A Discussion with William Julius Wilson" is Issue Brief #691, available (possibly free) from the George Washington Univ. NatI. Health Policy Forum, 2021 K St. NW, #800, Wash., DC 20052, 202/872-1390. It neatly summarizes Prof. Wilson's new book, When Work Disappears, the World of the New Urban Poor. [4050]

  • "Jobs & the Urban Poor: Privately Initiated Sectoral Strategies," by Peggy Clark & Steven Dawson and "Jobs & the Urban Poor: Publicly Initiated Sectoral Strategies," produced by Mt. Auburn Assoc, are available (free) from The Moti Foundation, 800/645-1766, E-mail: infocenter@mott.org. The former has in-depth case studies of programs in Chicago, S. Bronx and San Antonio; the latter examines 10 programs in communities from OR to MA. Mt. Auburn also has a separate volume of case studies drawn from their research: $15 from 617/625-7770. [4051]

  • "North American Trade After NAFTA: Rising Deficits, Disappearing Jobs," by Robert E. Scott is a 19-page, Aug. 1996 Briefing Paper, available ($5 + s/h) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 800/EPI-4844. The report estimates that NAFTA has eliminated 392,000-484,000 jobs in the past two years. [4052]

  • "Taking Back Our future: It is Time to Make America Work for Working Americans" is a just-released 14-page pamphlet available (possibly free) from The Campaign for America's Future (co-directed by Robert Borosage & Roger Hickey), I 101 14th St. NW, #600, Wash., DC 20005, 202/371-6990, E-mail: AmerFut@aol.com. [4053]

  • "Temporary Workers: Shock Absorbers in the Flexible Economy," by Chris Benner a study of Silicon Valley, is available (possibly free) from Working Partnerships USA, 2102 Almaden Rd., #100, San Jose, CA 95125, 408/269-7872. [4055]

  • The Frederick D. Patterson Research Inst. has recently been established within the United Negro College Fund, "to design, conduct & disseminate the type of research that helps guide policymakers, educators & the general public toward improving the educational opportunities & outcomes of African Americans." Exec. Dir., is Michael Nettles. Contact them at 8260 Willow Oaks Corp. Dr., P0 Box 10444, Fairfax, VA 22031-4511, 703/205-3570, -3444. [4045]

  • The State of Working America 1996-97, by Lawrence Mishel, Jared Bernstein & John Schmitt (402 pp., 1996) is available from the Econ. Policy Inst., 800/EPI-4844. EPI has just launched a weekly on-line analysis of economics reporting in major daily newspapers; it can be accessed on EPI's WWB site @ http://www/epinet.org. [4056]

July/August 1996

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  • "Countering Corporate Downsizing: A Survey of Proposals to Halt Layoffs & Job Degradation," by Jeremy Brecher (May 1996) is available from The Preamble Collaborative, 1737 21st St. NW, Washington, DC 20009, 202/265-3263, email: preamble@rtk.net. [3878]

  • "Employment Practices & Employment Discrimination: A Bibiliography Combining Economic, Managerial & Behavioral Science Research," by Marc Bendick, Jr. (110 pp., May 1996) is available from the Fair Employment Council of Grt. Washington, 1300 19th St. NW, #320, Washington, DC 20036, 202/463-7088. [3879]

  • Learning to Work: The Case for Reintegrating Job Training & Education, by W. Norton Grubb (144 pp., 1996) is available from the Russell Sage Foundation, 112 E. 64 St., NYC, NY 10021, 212/750-6038. [3881]

  • What Employers Want: Job Prospects for Less-Educated Workers, by Harry Holzer (214 pp., 1996) is available from the Russell Sage Foundation, 112 E. 64 St., NYC, NY 10021, 212/750-6038. [3887]

  • A Phillip Randolph - For Jobs & Freedom a film documentary written on Juan Williams, funded by the Natl. Endowment for the Humanities and presented on PBS during Black History Month, is available on videocassette from Calif. Newsreel, 149 9th St., San Francisco, CA 94103, 415/621-6196, email: newsreel@ix.netcom.com. ($59.95 for high schools and public libraries) Amount: 195.00 [3877]

  • "Employment-Related Problems in 1990 Among Blacks & Non-Hispanic Whites in Large US Metro Areas" "Unemployment Rates in 1994 Among Whites, Blacks & Hispanics in Large US Metro Areas," "Employment-Related Problems in 1990 & 1994: Profiles of US Metro Areas," all by Ralph Bangs & Jun Ilyun Hong, available from Urban Benchmarks, 1623 Denniston Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15217, 800/987-8212. [3880]

  • "Solidarity in the Heartland," by Tom Frank & Dave Mulcahey in the Open Magazine Pamphlet Series, deals with the Decatur, IL strike, illustrating "labor struggle in the global economy." The 29 page, Jan. 1996 pamphlet is $4 from Open Magazine, PO Box 2726, Westfield, NJ 07091, 908/789-9608, email: openmag@intac.com. [3886]

  • "Xav Txog Lub Neej Yav Tom Ntej: Haujlwm Qhib Nyob Rau Lub Nroog Milwaukee" ("Thinking about the Future: Job Openings in the Milwaukee Area") is a new booklet to assist Hmong families understand the local labor market & the importance of education for earnings & job options. Available from the Employment & Training Inst. Univ. Wisc., 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., #6000, Milwaukee, WI 53203, 414/227-3388. [3888]

May/June 1996

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  • "Are There Enough Jobs? Welfare Reform & Labor Market Reality," by Virginia Carlson & Nikolas Theodore (32 pp., 1995) is available (no price listed) from the Chicago Urban League, 4510 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60653, 312/285-5800 [3783]

  • "Assessing a $5.35-An-Hour Minimum Wage" is a 6-page, March 28, 1996, (revised) report from the Ctr.
    on Budget & Policy Priorities, 777 N. Capitol St. NE, #705, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080; contact them re prices. [3784]

  • "New State-By-State Data Show Raising Minimum Wage Would Benefit 32 Million Low-Wage Workers" heads a set of 2 tables, available (possibly free) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036,202/775-8810. [3786]

  • "Race & Unemployment: Labor Market Experiences of Black & White Men 1968-1988," by Franklin Wilson, Marta Tienda & Lawrence Wu (26 pp., 1995) is available ($2) from the Inst. for Research on Poverty, 1180 Observatory Dr., 3412 Soc. Sci. Bldg., Univ. Wisc., Madison, WI 53706. 608/262-6358. [3787]

  • "Union Sumer '96" is "an AFL-CIO program to bring hundreds of young students & workers on union organizing campaigns and innovative political projects to fight for justice in America's workplace." Contact Union Summer, 1101 14th St. NW, #320, Wash., DC 20005, 800/952-2550. [3788]

March/April 1996

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  • "Confronting Global Power: Union Strategies for the World Economy" is the most recent issue of Labor Research Review. Articles on cross-border organizing (Terry Davis), labor organizing (Baldemar Velasquez), privatization (Andy Banks), protectionism (Lance Compa), Mexico's 1994 crash (Pharis Harvey). $9/issue (subs. for the semi-annual: $15 indivs., $24 libraries), from Midwest Ctr. for Labor Research, 3411 W. Diversey, #10, Chicago, IL 60647, 312/278-5418. [3628]

  • "Connecting Inner-City Youth to the World of Work" is a draft background paper prepared by Marc Bendick, Jr., for the Dec. 1995 CED/MetLife Natl. Policy Forum. Contact Bendick at 3760 39th St. NW., Wash., DC 20016, 202/686-0245, E-mail: egan@gwis2.circ.gwu.educ [3629]

  • "Employment Strategies for Urban Communities:How to Connect Low-Income Neighborhoods with Good Jobs" (27 pp., 1996) is available (no price listed) from The Neighborhood Works. 2125 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 60647, 312/278-4800, E-mail: tnwedit@ent.org. [3630]

  • Myth & Measurement: The New Ecomonics of the Minimum Wage, by David Card & Alan Krueger (422 pp., 1995) is published by Princeton Univ. Press. Their study concludes there is little evidence of any job loss from increasing the minimum wage. (Since Krueger now is Chief Economist at the Labor Dept. and an advisor to Sec. Reich, perhaps we may see some action on this basic anti-poverty measure.) [3633]

  • Reclaiming Prosperity: A Blueprint for Progressive Economic Reform, by Todd Schafer & Jeff Faux (348 pp., 1996) with a Preface by Lester Thurow (348 pp., 1996), has been published by M.E. Sharpe, $19.95 + s/h, from the Econ. Policy Inst., 800/ EPI-4844. Contributors include Robert Eisner, James Galbraith, Irwin Garfinkel, Ann Markusen, Elliott Selar, Ray Marshall, Tom Schlesinger, William Spriggs, Thea Lee and others. [3634]

  • "Solidarity in the Heartland: Local Struggle in the Global Economy," by Tom Frank & Dave Mulcahey describes the Decatur, IL, worker resistance to the New World Order. $4 from Open Magazine Pamphlet Series, P0 Box 2726, Westfield, NJ 07091,908/789-9608, E-mail: openmag@intac.com. [3635]

  • "The Minimum Wage & Job Loss," by John Schmitt is a 9-page, Jan. 1996 Briefing Paper, available ($5) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 800/EPI-4844. [3636]

January/February 1996

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  • "Achieving & Sustaining Full Employment," by Sumner Rosen (1995) appeared in vol. 16, no. 3 of the Journal of Public Health Policy. Reprints likely available from Rosen, 201 W. 86 St., NYC, NY 10024. [3728]

November/December 1995

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  • "Public Employees: Facts at a Glance" is a 53-page, 1995 pamphlet from the AFL,CIO Public Employee Dept., offering lots of data on services provided by the public sector, how public services are paid for, public sector expenditures & ' characteristics of public employees. Possibly free, from the Dept., 815 16th St. NW, Wash., DC 20006,202/ 393-2820. [5033]

  • "The JOBS Evaluation: Early Findings on Program Impacts in 3 Sites Exec. Summary" (8 pp., July 1995) is available (no price listed) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 3 Park Ave., #32, NYC, NY 10016,212/532-3200. [5126]

  • "Unemployment Insurance in the US: Benefits, Financing, Coverage" is a Feb. 1995 report from the federal Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensa-tion, calling for fundamental changes in the system, with a special emphasis on low-wage workers, women and other growing segments of the nation's workforce. Available (maybe free) from the Natl. Employment Law Proj., 212/764-2204. [5127]

September/October 1995

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  • Don't Lose Your Unemployment Benefits! by Jose I. Portela (168 pp., 1995) is available from Apex Press, 777 UN Plaza, Suite 3C, New York City, NY 10017, 800/316-2739. [4629]

  • "Finding Work in the Inner City: How Hard Is It Now? How Hard Will It Be For AFDC Recipients?" reports findings from a 2 year study on minimum wage labor opportunities in Harlem's fast food industry. Available from Dr. Katherine Newman, Dept. Anthropology, Columbia Univ., New York City, NY 10027, 212/854-4552. [4630]

  • "Jobs, Income & Work: Ruinous Trends, Urgent Alternatives" by Holly Sklar (1995), is available from the Amer. Friends Service Comm., 1501 Cherry St., Philadelphia, PA 19102, 215/241-7048. [4631]

  • "Profits Up, Wages Down: Worker Losses Yield Big Gains for Business" by Dean Baker & Lawrence Mishel (14 pp., Sept. 1995) is available from the Econ. Policy Inst., 1600 L St. NW, #1200, Washington, DC 20036, 202/331-5510. [4632]

  • "The Underbelly of the US Economy: Joblessness & the Pauperization of Work in America" by David Dembo & Ward Morehouse (46 pp., 1995), is available from the Council on Internatl. & Public Affairs, 777 UN Plaza, Suite 3C, New York City, NY 10017, 800/316-2739. [4633]

  • "Workfare in New York State" is a report by Rachel Leon of the Hunger Action Network of New York State, using data from the New York State Dept. Social Services & interviews with workfare administrators from 10 county welfare officers, from HANNYS, 518/434-7371. [4634]

May/June 1995

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  • "Assessing a $5.15-an-Hour Minimum Wage" (5 pp. Feb. 1995) by Isaac Shapiro, is available from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 777 N. Capitol NE, #705, Washington, DC 20002, 202/408-1080. [4442]

  • "Survey of Job Openings in the Milwaukee Metropolitan Area" (31 pp., Oct. 1994) and "Linking Job Seekers to Available Job Openings: A Survey of Central City Milwaukee Workers," by John Pawasarat & Lois Quinn (12 pp.), are available from the Employment & Training Inst., Univ. Wisc., PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201, 414/229-5902. [4443]

  • "The Minnesota Job Gap Study: Phase One" by Bruce Steuernagel (10 pp., Jan. 1995), focuses on the state's ga between the number of people seeking jobs and the number of jobs available that pay a "livable wage." Available from JOBS NOW, 46 E. 4 St., St. Paul, MN 55101, 612/290-0240. [4444]

  • "Who Wins With a Higher Minimum Wage" by Lawrence Mishel, Jared Bernstein & Edith Rasell (14 pp., Feb. 1995), is a Briefing Paper, available from the Econ. Policy Inst., 1730 Rhode Island Ave. NW, #200, Washington, DC 20036, 202/775-8810. [4445]

March/April 1995

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  • "Displacement Rates, Unemployment Spells & Reemployment Wages by Race" (32 pp., Sept. 1994) is a GAO report (GAO/HEHS094-229FS) available from USGAO, PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884. [4518]

May/June 1994

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  • "Job Readiness: Crossing the Threshold from Home-lessness to Employment" is an 11-page, March 1994 report, available (no price listed) from the Inst. for Children & Poverty, 36 Cooper Sq., 1st NYC, NY 10003, 212/674--2607. [5303]

November/December 1993

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  • The Working Group on Community Right-To-Know has available a list of resource packets (on chemical accidents and communities, citizen suits, toxic emissions, etc.). They're at 215 Penn. Ave. SE, Wash., DC 20003, 202/546-9707. [5946]

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  • "Quantifying Access to Opportunity?" [13993] See full text.

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