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Remaking the Nonunion Economy

Gordon Lafer

in The One Percent Solution: How Corporations Are Remaking America One State at a Time

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501703065
eISBN:
9781501708183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703065.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines how corporate lobbies and their legislative allies have sought to undermine labor standards and workplace rights in the nonunion economy. It discusses the record of ... More


Organizing a Wage Theft Campaign

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/9781501704475.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter offers guidelines for organizing a public policy wage theft campaign. Wage theft refers to the illegal nonpayment of workers’ wages, a major problem that affects low-wage workers. To ... More


Creating Early Programs and Actions

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/9781501704475.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter discusses early programs and actions that worker centers can undertake in their first year or two of existence. In general, programs and actions should be designed to reach workers, ... More


Exploitation

Donald Tomaskovic-Devey and Dustin Avent-Holt

in Relational Inequalities: An Organizational Approach

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190624422
eISBN:
9780190624460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624422.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Social Theory

Exploitation is a relationship in which one party uses power to gain at the expense of another. Exploitation happens through a claims-making process. Legal and cultural institutions steer which ... More


Being Mindful of Opposing Forces

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/9781501704475.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter explains how worker centers can deal with forces in society that would like to harm or destroy them. It first highlights the important lessons that can be learned from the experience of ... More


Conclusion: “Come, Walk with Us, the Journey Is Long”

C. Melissa Snarr

in All You That Labor: Religion and Ethics in the Living Wage Movement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741122
eISBN:
9780814788592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741122.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter contemplates on the next stages of the living wage movement. The movement is best seen as a gateway to other worker justice struggles such as raising state and federal minimum ... More


Organizing around Health and Safety Issues

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/9781501704475.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter offers guidelines for organizing around health and safety issues as a way for worker centers to build worker power. Low-wage workers who are cheated of wages are often not adequately ... More


La Política De La Dignidad: Creating the Bracero Justice Movement

Mireya Loza

in Defiant Workers: Race, Sexuality, and the Political Visions of Braceros

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469629766
eISBN:
9781469629780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629766.003.0009
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter 4 chronicles the contemporary organizing efforts of the Bracero Justice Movement (BJM) that seeks to recuperate the back wages withheld from braceros in the form of a ten percent deduction in ... More


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