Immigrants, Unions and the New U.S. Labor Market

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Workers and unions must act locally and think globally. Strong immigrant worker organizations are built through rank-and-file organizing nurture and backed up by the power of unions. In each of the organizing drives studied here, transnational workers succeeded in improving…

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by Immanuel Ness. This book explores workplace organizing by immigrant workers in New York City, ignored by many unions, excluded from labor law’s limited protections, with nothing to rely upon except their solidarity and collective action.

230 pp., paper, published at $23.95