Carl Fillichio with the US Department of Labor will be on AMI Radio at 5 pm EST July 1 to discuss the Books that Shaped Work in America

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Carl Fillichio with the US Department of Labor will be on AMI Radio at 5 pm EST July 1 to discuss the Books that Shaped Work in America. Listen live and 1700 AM. This interview will be featured all week at 5 pm.

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U.S. Department of Labor For Immediate Release June 4,

Office of Public Affairs
Contact: Egan Reich

Washington, D.C.
Phone: 202-693-4960

Release Number: 14-895-NAT
Email: [email protected]

Making your summer reading list? Don’t forget to pack some ‘work’

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Blog, (Work in
Progress), features a post by Carl Fillichio, the department’s senior
advisor for communications and public affairs, in which the department
makes recommendations for summer reading lists and announces new
additions to its Books that Shaped Work in America collection. Click
here to tweet this blog post!

Not everyone has the luxury of taking time away from work this summer,
but if you do, a few compelling reads should be essential items for your
suitcase or beach bag. Need ideas? The U.S. Department of Labor launched
its Books that Shaped Work in America initiative in 2013, and the
ever-growing list holds some great ideas for everyone. Whether you
prefer the mildewy comfort of a cracking paperback spine or the bright
high-tech glitz of the latest e-reader or tablet, the Labor
Department’s list is a perfect departure point for your literary

Even if the books are notable for their relationship to the American
workplace, there’s no reason reading them should be a chore. The
adventures of Ahab and Annie are well known, but the list contains tales
of a variety of journeys that are well worth making. You can descend
into a hacker underground, brave the criminal atmosphere of New York
City docks, travel to a tyrannical future society or follow the exploits
of one extraordinary pig (yes, the list has something for readers of all

History buffs have an abundance of choices. Work and workplace policy
has had an overwhelming influence on the social and political thought of
the contemporary world, and a summer respite is a perfect time to bathe
in the rays of intellectual enlightenment (no sunscreen required). If
you’ve been promising yourself for years that you’ll finally tackle
that Scottish tome you skimmed in college, why wait any longer? There
are inspiring stories about the remarkable Americans who are shaping our
world, explorations of bygone eras and groundbreaking essays that
shattered conventional thought.

The department’s Books that Shaped Work in America project was formed
in partnership with the Library of Congress’ Center for the Book and
initially compiled by notable contributors, including nine secretaries
of labor, authors and labor leaders. Each book selection is related to
the work that the Department of Labor undertakes to promote opportunity
and protect workers, and the list is a great way to learn more about
that work. To mark the start of the summer reading season, we’re
adding 10 new books – all recommended by the public – from big names
like Vonnegut, Ellison and Orwell. Once you browse our digital library,
we encourage you to make your own contribution to the project by
submitting your recommendations.

New titles being added from public submissions to mark the beginning of
summer are “The Dollmaker” by Harriette Arnow, “Out of this
Furnace” by Thomas Bell, “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison,
“Exploring the Dangerous Trades” by Alice Hamilton, “Bartleby, the
Scrivener” by Herman Melville, “Last Night at the Lobster” by
Stewart O’Nan, “Animal Farm” by George Orwell, “A Tree Grows in
Brooklyn” by Betty Smith, “On the Line” by Harvey Swados, and
“Player Piano” by Kurt Vonnegut.


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