The authors of Work and the Workplace explore the importance of work and work organizations in professional social work practice. The book focuses on the role work plays in people's lives and demonstrates some of the ways that employers and unions can creatively respond to work-related issues. The authors point to the potential inherent in a collaboration among management, labor, social work, and government. This collaboration will open new options for workers, their family members, and those seeking entry into the workplace. Starting with a historical perspective, the authors' discussion provides contemporary illustrations of evidence-based best practices that respond to work and family issues and to the needs of the modern workplace.