The Future of Our Schools: Teachers Unions and Social Justice. Lois Weiner. Haymarket Books, Chicago, 2012.
Lois Weiner, a lifelong union activist and former officer in three different locals, takes on the future of K-12 education in the United States. From Amazon.com: “Lois Weiner explains why teachers who care passionately about teaching and social justice need to unite the energy for teaching to efforts to self-govern and transform teacher unions. Drawing on research, her experience as a public school teacher, and as a union activist, she explains how to create the teachers unions public education desperately needs.”
Weiner is currently a professor at New Jersey City University.
Collapse of Dignity: The Story of a Mining Tragedy and the Fight Against Greed and Corruption in Mexico. Napoleon Gomez. BenBella Books, Dallas, 2013.
Napoleon Gomez is formerly the general secretary of Mexico’s National Union of Mine, Metal, and Steel Workers, and currently a member of the executive committee of IndustriALL Global Union. In Collapse of Dignity, he discusses his fight for human rights in Mexico’s mining industry after a 2006 blast trapped 45 workers in an underground tunnel and the country’s labor secretary abandoned the rescue after just one week.