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“Take Us Out of Slavery”

Eileen Boris and Jennifer Klein

in Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195329117
eISBN:
9780199949496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329117.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter analyzes the first successful unionization of home care as part of the civil rights surge among black women domestics. Central to this process were the reorganization of domestic work ... More


Global Unions, Local Power: The New Spirit of Transnational Labor Organizing

Jamie K. McCallum

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451935
eISBN:
9780801469480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451935.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

News about labor unions is usually pessimistic, focusing on declining membership and failed campaigns. But there are encouraging signs that the labor movement is evolving its strategies to benefit ... More


“The Union Is Us”

Eileen Boris and Jennifer Klein

in Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195329117
eISBN:
9780199949496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329117.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter looks at the ways that community organizing and political unionism together improved the lives of home care workers and won rights admit a renewed assault on the welfare state. President ... More


“We Were the Invisible Workforce”

Eileen Boris and Jennifer Klein

in Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195329117
eISBN:
9780199949496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329117.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses SEIU’s massive Los Angeles victory in 1999 in light of the Americans with Disability Act, welfare reform, Clinton’s health care debacle, and managed care. In California, the ... More


Epilogue: Challenging Care

Eileen Boris and Jennifer Klein

in Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195329117
eISBN:
9780199949496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329117.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Epilogue contends that this history has no neat ending. To rethink home care, it takes a hard look at the promises of carework unionism, the dangers of its welfare location, and the pitfalls of ... More


Nursing Home Unions: Class Snuggle vs. Class Struggle

Jane F. McAlevey

in No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190624712
eISBN:
9780190624743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624712.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter takes two similarly situated union locals—members of the same national union, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)—and examines the very different strategies each has deployed in ... More


The Campaign against G4S: Globalizing Governance Struggles

Jamie K. McCallum

in Global Unions, Local Power: The New Spirit of Transnational Labor Organizing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451935
eISBN:
9780801469480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451935.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter focuses on the Service Employees International Union's (SEIU) comprehensive campaign strategy to engage transnational corporations, i.e. negotiating with European CEOs, rather than ... More


Transnationalism, Mobilization, and Renewal: The Battle with G4S in South Africa

Jamie K. McCallum

in Global Unions, Local Power: The New Spirit of Transnational Labor Organizing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451935
eISBN:
9780801469480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451935.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter recounts the international meeting held by a group of security guards and union activists from across South Africa on the 2006 security guard strike that lasted for three months. A study ... More


Organizing the “Unorganized”: Varieties of Labor Transnationalism in India

Jamie K. McCallum

in Global Unions, Local Power: The New Spirit of Transnational Labor Organizing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451935
eISBN:
9780801469480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451935.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter narrates how the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in India won the campaign against Group 4 Securicor (G4S) through innovative demonstrations, a commitment to organize, and a ... More


9to5: Framing a New Doorway

Lane Windham

in Knocking on Labor's Door: Union Organizing in the 1970s and the Roots of a New Economic Divide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632070
eISBN:
9781469632094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632070.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter is about 9to5, an association founded by women office workers in Boston in 1973 who pioneered a new form of labor organizing. The young women built on new consciousness from the women’s ... More


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