L. A. Story: Immigrant Workers and the Future of the U. S. Labor Movement

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780871546357
  • Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 558,274
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The "wicked city" : labor and Los Angeles exceptionalism 26
Ch. 2 Turning the clock back : anti-union reaction, the return of the sweatshop, and the new immigration 77
Ch. 3 Organizing the "unorganizable" : immigrant unionization and labor revitalization in the 1990s 114
Ch. 4 "Si, Se Puede" : union organizing strategies and immigrant workers 145
App. A Labor union membership in Los Angeles and union destiny in Los Angeles, California, and the United States, 1933 to 2004
App. B Adjusting for changes in the U.S. decennial census industry and occupation classifications, 1970 to 2000
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