Working for Justice The L. A. Model of Organizing and Advocacy
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Description: Working for Justice, which includes eleven case studies of recent low-wage worker organizing campaigns in Los Angeles, makes the case for a distinctive "L.A. Model" of union and worker center organizing. Networks linking advocates in worker centers and labor unions facilitate mutual learning and synergy and have generated a shared repertoire of economic justice strategies. The organized labor movement in Los Angeles has weathered the effects of deindustrialization and deregulation better than unions in other parts of the United States, and this has helped to anchor the city's wider low-wage worker movement. Los Angeles is also home to the nation's highest concentration of undocumented immigrants, making it especially fertile territory for low-wage worker organizing.The case studies in Working for Justice are all based on original field research on organizing campaigns among L.A. day laborers, garment workers, car wash workers, security officers, janitors, taxi drivers, hotel workers as well as the efforts of ethnically focused worker centers and immigrant rights organizations. The authors interviewed key organizers, gained access to primary documents, and conducted participant observation. Working for Justice is a valuable resource for sociologists and other scholars in the interdisciplinary field of labor studies, as well as for advocates and policymakers.
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List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 3/2/2010
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
|Worker Centers, Ethnic Communities, and Immigrant Rights Advocacy|
|The Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance: Spatializing Justice in an Ethnic "Enclave"|
|Organizing Workers along Ethnic Lines: The Pilipino Workers' Center|
|Alliance-Building and Organizing for Immigrant Rights: The Case of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles|
|Building Power for "Noncitizen Citizenship": A Case Study of the Multi-Ethnic Immigrant Workers Organizing Network|
|Occupational and Industry-Focused Organizing Campaigns|
|The Los Angeles Taxi Workers Alliance|
|From Legal Advocacy to Organizing: Progressive Lawyering and the Los Angeles Car Wash Campaign|
|NDLON and the History of Day Labor Organizing in Los Angeles|
|The Garment Worker Center and the "Forever 21" Campaign|
|Unions and Low-Wage Worker Organizing|
|Ally to Win: Black Community Leaders and SEIU's L. A. Security Unionization Campaign|
|From the Shop to the Streets: UNITE HERE Organizing in Los Angeles Hotels|
|The Janitorial Industry and the Maintenance Cooperation Trust Fund|