Live Working or Die Fighting: How the Working Class Went Global
- Paperback 319 pages
- Random House 2007
- ISBN: 9780436206153
A history of the global labour movement, from its formation in the factories of the 1800s to its near destruction by fascism in the 1930s.
Paul Mason links the lives of nineteenth-century factory girls with the lives of teenagers in a giant Chinese mobile phone factory; he tells the story of how mass trade unions were born in London's Docklands and how they're being reinvented by the migrant cleaners in skyscrapers that stand on the very same spot.