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Labor Strategy and the Politics of Elite Division in Midtown Manhattan

Ian Thomas MacDonald

in Unions and the City: Negotiating Urban Change

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501706547
eISBN:
9781501712692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501706547.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter discusses a campaign by the New York hotel workers to ensure new hotels built in East Midtown will employ unionized labor and continue to offer decent wages and benefits. This case shows ... More


A Living Wage in Long Beach

Ray Brescia

in The Future of Change: How Technology Shapes Social Revolutions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748110
eISBN:
9781501748134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748110.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes a campaign to raise the minimum wage for hotel workers in Long Beach, California, exploring the deft use of the social change matrix to address income inequality in a way that ... More


“They’re Treating Us Like Donkeys, Really”: Housekeeping and Other Back of the House Work

Susan Chandler and Jill B. Jones

in Casino Women: Courage in Unexpected Places

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450143
eISBN:
9780801462696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450143.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter tells the stories of back of the house workers (e.g. maids, laundry workers, porters, janitors, cooks, dishwashers) who constitute the vast majority of casino and hotel workers. Nearly ... More


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