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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


The Sun Also Rises in the West

Amy Bridges

in The City, Revisited: Urban Theory from Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665754
eISBN:
9781452946559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665754.003.0005
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter provides an account of the Justice for Janitors (JfJ) campaign, which began in Los Angeles in 1988. It details how the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) organized janitors in ... 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


Trouble in the House of Labor: Alternative Visions of New Unionism

Adam D. Reich

in With God on Our Side: The Struggle for Workers' Rights in a Catholic Hospital

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450662
eISBN:
9780801464188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450662.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines the internal divisions within the labor movement that jeopardized workers’ chances to win their union at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital (SRMH). More specifically, it considers the ... 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


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


A Struggle over New Things: Contesting Catholic Teaching

Adam D. Reich

in With God on Our Side: The Struggle for Workers' Rights in a Catholic Hospital

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450662
eISBN:
9780801464188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450662.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines how Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital (SRMH) fits into a larger “Catholic” strategy to organize Catholic hospitals within the national Service Employees International Union (SEIU). ... 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


Losing It: The Limits of Economic Interests and Political Power

Adam D. Reich

in With God on Our Side: The Struggle for Workers' Rights in a Catholic Hospital

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450662
eISBN:
9780801464188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450662.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines labor organizing efforts at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital (SRMH) between 2004 and 2005 and how workers’ desire for voice in the hospital relates to their emotional investment in ... 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


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