Bob King, former UAW president, talks about rising wealth inequality and the decline of unions at book launch for We Are One on October 24, 2015.
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A LABOUR START SEPTEMBER BOOK OF THE MONTH SELECTION!
Every Friday evening Joelito goes with his family to MacMann’s for a juicy burger. But this Friday Joelito finds his best friend Brandon standing with his parents in a crowd protesting their low pay at the fast food restaurant. Will Joelito cross the picket line for a tasty burger? $10.00
"Great story, beautifully told, terrific illustrations, and bilingual... wonderful!" Reach and Teach
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WE ARE ONE explores the lives of American workers from coast to coast, from all walks of life, in words and self-portrait photog-raphy. The collection examines their workplaces, life events and ideas about success, inspiring reflection on the role the union plays in their lives. $15.00
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When HS teacher Mecca Freeman and her students witness the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11, she begins a spiritual journey of discovery that opens her eyes to the connection be-tween Wall Street and the African slaves buried at the foot of the Twin Towers.
$15.00 Available now exclusively from Hard Ball Press; general release April 1, 2015.
Bedtime reading for little trouble-makers! When Manny is told the children can't pick any mangoes from the tree in the apt. building courtyard, the undocumented parents are afraid to act. So the children go on strike. An inspiring story about justice & the spirit of children. $10.00 Click here for more...
Labor Notes review. "I liked that the kids didn’t take no for an answer and they organized this protest all by themselves...I thought it was great to read a story where children are the main actors and are learning to be troublemakers.Click here for full review...
“I am truly amazed at the team work, efficiency, and expertise of Tim and Hardball Press as editor and formatter of my book BITING THE BIG APPLE. I feel so lucky and grateful to have them as my mentors in the new field of e-publishing.” Marivir Montebon, BITING THE BIG APPLE: MEMOIRS OF A JOURNALIST TURNED IMMIGRANT.
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MEET OUR AUTHORS
Thanks to Joe Maniscalco and Neal Tepel of Labor Press radio for talking on air with me about promoting working class writers and Hard Ball Press's mission. (My part of the interview is half way through the broadcast)
INTERVIEW WITH CATHIE WRIGHT-LEWIS
In 1993, exactly 8 years before the horrific “9-11” terror attacks, Cathie Wright-Lewis wrote a poem entitled, “Terror at the Towers.” Serving as the basis for Passion’s Pride – Return to the Dawning- the July 2015 Go On Girl Book Club Book of the Month - the poem literally describes the towers crumbling but not because of the Taliban. Avenging the desecration of their graves, the very African captives who initially built the Wall Street community rattled the earthly foundation with their bones, which were found centuries later beneath the buildings in the Wall Street area. For full interview, click here...
Author Stan Maron talks with Jim Lescault of Amherst Key News about New York Hustle: Pool Rooms, School Rooms & Street Corners.
Listen to award winning author Helena Worthen discuss her new book on Stand Up Fight Back with Chris Bangs. Click here to listen...
Listen to author Kevin Corley talking about the coal mine wars at the AFL-CIO book discussion in Wash., DC. Click here..CLICK HERE....
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1199 NE Nursing Home workers celebrate publication of their collected stories.
At Univ. of Mass. Labor Studies, Paul Felton discusses how his novel "Murder Of A Post Office Manager" is valuable reading for stewards and a great resource for labor studies programs
Coming in Spring, 2016, the 7th Lenny Moss mystery. Stay tuned!
AT HARD BALL PRESS we are passionate about mentoring worker writers and publishing their stories. By publishing honest stories about working people, as well as theoretical works that help workers understand the boss-worker relationship, we seek to counter the anti-working class narratives promoted by the One-Percent. For more about Hard Ball Press, click here...
1199 NE Nursing home workers caring for the elderly and infirm show us how their challenging work is motivated by love in this inspiring collection of stories. A funny, moving, poignant and eye-opening collection. $12.50 Click here for more...
Awarded Best Book by the United Association for Labor education Worthen’s breakthrough book treats organizing as learning and explains how workers face the hard challenges of organizing in the face of misinformation and direct attacks, while providing learning theory models that help make sense of the challenges you face organizing workers. $15.00 Click here to read more...
GO BACK IN TIME
Stan Maron recounts his troubled childhood in the 1940’s and his placement in a Brooklyn foster home after his mother’s myster-ious death. Unwanted and unruly, he learns to fight, gamble, drink and play pool, drops out of school and works as a street peddler on the sidewalks of NY, meeting a cast of colorful characters. Click here to read more.... Price $15.00
Venture down into the dark, dangerous coal mines of the early 1900s, as Antonio Vacca and his sons encounter cave-ins and fires. Above ground the men and women battle gun thugs, corrupt sheriffs and crooked politicians in an epic struggle to form a union and make the mines a safer place to work. 15.00
Shop steward Paul Farley crosses swords with a sadistic manager in this gripping legal thriller by postal worker Paul Felton. "...an entertaining book which teaches its readers about postal work, the fabric of a unionized workplace, and the shop floor responsibilities of a union steward...you’ll want your family and friends to read it..." $15.00 LABOR NOTES, click here...
When his beloved goes missing, Peter Davies searches for her, meets a mysterious radical feminist group, and comes face to face with the notorious madam, the Black Pearl. "...a gripping, breath-taking story of the invisible crime of sex trafficking in New York City." OSM Magazine. $15.00
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In the 6th book in the series, hospital shop steward & custodian Lenny Moss leads the investigation of another murder while rallying the workers against the administration's plan to decertify the union and layoff hundreds.
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VIKING WOMEN DON'T CARE-LARRY EVANS
Larry E vans has crafted a wild & wonderful memoir about his n'er do well days in high school and college. Funny and bittersweet, with 500 photos, it is a rollicking ride through the past..
Hard Ball Press and working people everywhere recently lost a good friend. Larry Evans passed suddenly in November. HBP was honored to have worked with Larry in producing the first of what was planned to be a series of his memoirs. Click on the ribbon to read Larry's obit.
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