Working for Justice: The L.A. Model of Organizing and Advocacy

Working for Justice: The L.A. Model of Organizing and Advocacy

by Ruth Milkman
     
 

Working for Justice features eleven case studies of recent low-wage worker organizing campaigns in Los Angeles, making the case for a distinctive "L.A. Model" of union and worker center organizing.See more details below

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Working for Justice features eleven case studies of recent low-wage worker organizing campaigns in Los Angeles, making the case for a distinctive "L.A. Model" of union and worker center organizing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801475801
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2010
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
1,169,194
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Joshua Bloom vii

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction Ruth Milkman 1

Part I Worker Centers, Ethnic Communities, and Immigrant Rights Advocacy

1 The Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance: Spatializing Justice in an Ethnic "Enclave" Jong Bum Kwon 23

2 Organizing Workers along Ethnic Lines: The Pilipino Workers' Center Nazgol Ghandnoosh 49

3 Alliance-Building and Organizing for Immigrant Rights: The Case of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles Caitlin C. Patler 71

4 Building Power for "Noncitizen Citizenship": A Case Study of the Multi-Ethnic Immigrant Workers Organizing Network Chinyere Osuji 89

Part II Occupational and Industry-Focused Organizing Campaigns

5 The Los Angeles Taxi Workers Alliance Jacqueline Leavitt Gary Blasi 109

6 From Legal Advocacy to Organizing: Progressive Lawyering and the Los Angeles Car Wash Campaign Susan Garea Sasha Alexandra Stern 125

7 NDLON and the History of Day Labor Organizing in Los Angeles Maria Dziembowska 141

8 The Garment Worker Center and the "Forever 21" Campaign Nicole A. Archer Ana Luz Gonzalez Kimi Lee Simmi Gandhi Delia Herrera 154

Part III Unions and Low-Wage Worker Organizing

9 Ally to Win: Black Community Leaders and SEIU's L. A. Security Unionization Campaign Joshua Bloom 167

10 From the Shop to the Streets: UNITE HERE Organizing in Los Angeles Hotels Forrest Stuart 191

11 The Janitorial Industry and the Maintenance Cooperation Trust Fund Karina Muñiz 211

Afterword Victor Narro 233

Notes 245

References 265

Contributors 283

Index 287

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