ANSWER: Arab labor history

    Here are some titles you might want to check
out.  With the exception of "From socialism to Islam" all of these
titles are available through ABE Books
For that one I could not locate a local source.  It is however
available through Ohiolink or UW Madison.  If you are so inclined
you could probably score it through interlibrary loan from your public
library.  I also located this Wikipedia web page that might be of
interest.  The Ejournal  Socialism Today  also has a lot to say about Islam and the Arab World. 

Title Mobilizing Islam: religion, activism, and political change in Egypt

By Wickham, Carrie Rosefsky

Columbia University Press, 2002

Workers and Peasants in the Modern Middle East

By Beinin, Joel
Cambridge University Press, 2001

Why Muslims rebel: repression and resistance in the Islamic world

By Hafez, Mohammed M.

Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2003

From socialism to Islam?

By Westerlund, David.

Scandinavian Institute of African Studies, 1982

Gender politics in Sudan: Islamism, socialism, and the state

By Hale, Sondra.

Westview Press, 1996

Islamic activism:  a social movement theory approach

By Wiktorowicz, Quintan

Publisher Indiana University Press, 2004