Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, and the Revival of the Labor Movement

Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, and the Revival of the Labor Movement

by Jonathan Rosenblum

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Overview

The inside story of the first successful $15 minimum wage campaign that renewed a national labor movement

With captivating narrative and insightful commentary, labor organizer Jonathan Rosenblum reveals the inside story of the first successful fight for a $15 minimum wage, which renewed a national labor movement through bold strategy and broad inclusiveness. Just outside Seattle, an unlikely alliance of Sea-Tac Airport workers, union and community activists, and clergy staged face-to-face confrontations with corporate leaders to unite a diverse, largely immigrant workforce in a struggle over power between airport workers and business and political elites. Digging deep into the root causes of poverty wages, Rosenblum gives a blunt assessment of the daunting problems facing unions today. Beyond $15 provides an inspirational blueprint for a powerful, all-inclusive labor movement and is a call for workers to reclaim their power in the new economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807098097
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 02/07/2017
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 648 KB

About the Author

Jonathan Rosenblum has been a labor organizer for more than thirty years, playing key roles including Sea-Tac Airport campaign director. His writing has been featured in Tikkun, In These Times, and Yes! Magazine. He lives in Seattle, WA.

Table of Contents

PREFACE
Lessons in Power

ONE
An Introduction to Power Inequality

TWO
Power Shift

THREE
Game Changer: Sea-Tac and the Fight for a Fair Economy

FOUR
Bridging the Trust Gap

FIVE
A Moral Movement

SIX
If You Want Big Change, You Need a Big Idea

SEVEN
Speaking Truth in the Halls of Power

EIGHT
Union Troubles, Community Win

NINE
Beyond the Ballot Box

TEN
Beyond $15: The Social Movement Union

Acknowledgments

Author Interviews

Notes

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