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Make the Road New York

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/9780190624712.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines a nonunion organization, Make the Road New York. MRNY locates a worker center inside a social movement organization that comes as close to being a modern union as any nonunion ... More


Helping Workers Organize Work-site Committees or Unions

Kim Bobo and Marién Casillas Pabellón

in The Worker Center Handbook: A Practical Guide for Starting and Building the New Labor Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704475
eISBN:
9781501705892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704475.003.0028
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter shows how worker centers are helping workers build permanent structures in their workplaces to address problems in an ongoing fashion by supporting them in organizing work-site ... More


Building Membership Structures

Kim Bobo and Marién Casillas Pabellón

in The Worker Center Handbook: A Practical Guide for Starting and Building the New Labor Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704475
eISBN:
9781501705892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704475.003.0027
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter considers general approaches to membership structures and how a number of worker centers have seriously grown their memberships. Although most worker centers have fairly small ... More


Integrating Civic Engagement

Kim Bobo and Marién Casillas Pabellón

in The Worker Center Handbook: A Practical Guide for Starting and Building the New Labor Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704475
eISBN:
9781501705892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704475.003.0031
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter considers ways of doing important and effective civic engagement work. As democratic forces for social change, worker centers engage their members in civic life. They amplify workers ... More


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