A Lifetime of Labor: The Autobiography of Alice H. Cook (The Feminist Press at The City University of New York, 1998)

With Val R. Lorwin and Arlene Kaplan Daniels, The Most Difficult Revolution: Women and Trade Unions (Cornell University Press, 1992)

Women and Trade Unions in Eleven Industrialized Countries (Cook, Lorwin, and Daniels, eds.) (Temple University Press, 1984)

Comparable Worth: The Problem and States’ Approaches to Wage Equity (Industrial and Relations Center, University of Hawaii, 1983)

With Hiroko Hayashi, Working Women in Japan: Discrimination, Resistance, and Reform (Cornell University, New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, 1980)

The Working Mother: A Survey of Problems and Programs in Nine Countries (Cornell University, New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, 1978)

Union Democracy: Practice and Ideal (Cornell University Press, 1963)

“From Sex Equity to Pay Equity? Hawaii’s Devious Course,” in The Politics and Practice of Pay Equity, Deb Feigart and Ronnie J. Steinberg, eds. (Temple University Press, 1999)

“Can Work Requirements Accommodate to Needs of Dual-Earner Families?” in Dual-Earner Families: International Perspectives, Susan Lewis, Dafna N. Izraeli, and Helen Hootsmans, eds. (Sage Publications, 1992)

“Women and Minorities,” in The State of the Unions, George Strauss, Daniel G. Gallagher, and Jack Fiorito, eds. (Industrial Relations Research Association, 1991)

“Public Policies to Help Dual-Earner Families Meet the Demands of the Work World,” Industrial and Labor Relations Review 42:2 (January 1989).

With Ronnie J. Steinberg, “Policies Affecting Women’s Employment in Industrial Countries,” in Working Women, Theories and Facts in Perspective, Ann Helton Stromberg and Shirley Harkess, eds. (Mayfield Publishing, 1988).

“International Comparisons: Problems and Research in the Industrialized World,” in Working Women: Past, Present, Future, Karen Shallcross Koziara et al., eds. (IRRA Research Volume, BNA, 1987)

“Women and Work in Industrial Societies: Where We Are and Where We Are Going,” in Urbanism and Urbanization: Views, Aspects and Dimensions, Noel Iverson, ed. (E.J. Brill, 1984).

“Labor Education in the U.S.: Marriage of Convenience?” in Trade Unionism in the United States: A Symposium in Honor of Jack Barbash, James L. Stern and Barbara D. Dennis, eds. (Industrial Relations Research Institute, 1981)

With Roberta Till-Retz, “Labor Education and Women Workers: An International Comparison,” in Labor Education for Women Workers, Barbara M. Wertheimer, ed. (Temple University Press, 1981).

“Collective Bargaining as a Strategy for Achieving Equal Opportunity and Equal Pay: Sweden and Germany” and “Vocational Training, the Labor Market, and Unions,” in Equal Employment Policy for Women: Strategies for Implementation in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe, Ronnie S. Ratner, ed. (Temple University Press, 1980).


Diane Balser, Sisterhood and Solidarity: Feminism and Labor in Modern Times (South End Press, 1987)

Xiaolan Bao, Holding Up More Than Half the Sky: Chinese Women Garment Workers in New York City, 1948-92 (University of Illinois Press, 2002)

Ava Baron, ed., Work Engendered: Toward a New History of American Labor (Cornell University Press, 1991)

Sarah Boston, Women Workers and the Trade Unions (Lawrence and Wishart, 1987)

Harriet Bradley, Gender and Power in the Workplace: Analyzing the Impact of Economic change (St. Martin’s Press, 1999)

---, Men’s Work, Women’s Work: A Sociological History of the Sexual Division of Labour in Employment (Polity Press, 1989)

L. Briskin and Lynda Yanz, eds., Union Sisters: Women in the Labour Movement (Women’s Educational Press, 1983).

L. Briskin and P. McDermott, eds., Women Challenging Unions: Feminism, Democracy and Militancy (University of Toronto Press, 1993).

Mayra Buvini’c, Margaret A. Lycette, and William Paul McGreevey, eds., Women and Poverty in the Third World (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983).

Amrita Chhachhi and Renee Pittin, Confronting State, Capital and Patriarchy: Women Organizing in the Process of Industrialization (St. Martin’s Press, 1996).

Dorothy Sue Cobble, ed., Women and Unions: Forging a Partnership (ILR Press, 1993)

Cynthia Cockburn, In the Way of Women: Men’s Resistance to Sex Equality in Organizations (ILR Press, 1991).

Dennis Deslippe,  Rights, Not Roses:” Unions and the Rise of Working-Class Feminism, 1945-80 (University of Illinois Press, 2000)

Hester Eisenstein, Gender Shock: Practicing Feminism on Two Continents (Beacon Press, 1991)

Nancy Gabin, Feminism in the Labor Movement: Women and the United Auto Workers (Cornell University Press, 1990)

Margaret Hosmer Martens and Swasti Mitter, eds., Women in Trade Unions: Organizing the Unorganized (ILO, 1994)

Anne McBride, Gender Democracy in Trade Unions (Gower, 2001)

Ruth Milkman, Women, Work and Protest: A Century of U.S.Women’s Labor History (Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1985)

Annelise Orleck, Common Sense and a Little Fire: Women and Working-Class Politics in the United States, 1900-1965 (The University of North Carolina Press, 1995)

Barbara Pocock, ed., Strife: Sex and Politics in Labour Unions (Allen and Unwin, 1997)

Norbert C. Soldon, ed., The World of Women’s Trade Unionism (Greenwood Press, 1985)

Ronnie Steinberg Ratner, ed., Equal Employment Policy for Women: Strategies for Implementation in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe (Temple University Press, 1978)

Denise Riley, “Am I that Name?” Feminism and the Category of “Women” in History (University of Minnesota Press, 1988)

Sheila Rowbotham and Swasti Mitter, eds., Dignity and Daily Bread: New Forms of Economic Organising Among Poor Women in the Third World and the First (Routledge, 1994)

Edna Ryan and Anne Conlon, Gentle Invaders: Australian Women at Work, 1788-1974 (Penguin, 1989)

Jelle Visser, In Search of Inclusive Unionism (University of Amsterdam, 1987)


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