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New labor in New York : precarious workers and the future of the labor movement / edited by Ruth Milkman and Ed Ott.

Contributor(s): Milkman, Ruth, 1954- [editor.] | Ott, Ed [editor.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Ithaca : ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (ix, 352 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780801470752; 0801470757; 9781322522807; 1322522804.Subject(s): Precarious employment -- New York (State) -- New York | Labor unions -- Organizing -- New York (State) -- New York | Labor movement -- New York (State) -- New YorkGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: New labor in New YorkDDC classification: 331.8809747/1 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction : toward a new labor movement : organizing New York City's precariat / Ruth Milkman -- Taking aim at Target : West Indian immigrant workers confront the difficulties of big-box organizing / Ben Becker -- Organizing immigrant supermarket workers in Brooklyn : a union-community partnership / Ben Shapiro -- Faith, community and labor : challenges and opportunities in the New York City living wage campaign / Jeff Broxmeyer and Erin Michaels -- UNITED New York : fighting for a fair economy in "the year of the protester" / Lynne Turner -- Infusing craft identity into a non-craft industry : the retail action project / Peter Ikeler -- Street vendors in and against the global city : VAMOS Unidos / Kathleen Dunn -- Protecting and representing workers in the new gig economy : the case of the Freelancers Union / Martha King -- The high-touch model : Make the Road New York's participatory approach to immigrant organizing / Jane McAlevey -- Bridging city trenches : the New York Civic Participation Project / Steve McFarland -- Creating open space to promote social justice : the MinKwon Center for Community Action / Susan McQuade -- An appetite for justice : the Restaurant Opportunities center of New York / Marnie Brady -- Not waiting for permission : the New York Taxi Workers Alliance and 21st century bargaining / Mischa Gaus -- Prepare to win : Domestic Workers United's strategic transitions following the passage of the New York Domestic Workers Bill of Rights / Harmony Goldberg -- Afterword : lessons from the new labor movement for the old / Ed Ott.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction : toward a new labor movement : organizing New York City's precariat / Ruth Milkman -- Taking aim at Target : West Indian immigrant workers confront the difficulties of big-box organizing / Ben Becker -- Organizing immigrant supermarket workers in Brooklyn : a union-community partnership / Ben Shapiro -- Faith, community and labor : challenges and opportunities in the New York City living wage campaign / Jeff Broxmeyer and Erin Michaels -- UNITED New York : fighting for a fair economy in "the year of the protester" / Lynne Turner -- Infusing craft identity into a non-craft industry : the retail action project / Peter Ikeler -- Street vendors in and against the global city : VAMOS Unidos / Kathleen Dunn -- Protecting and representing workers in the new gig economy : the case of the Freelancers Union / Martha King -- The high-touch model : Make the Road New York's participatory approach to immigrant organizing / Jane McAlevey -- Bridging city trenches : the New York Civic Participation Project / Steve McFarland -- Creating open space to promote social justice : the MinKwon Center for Community Action / Susan McQuade -- An appetite for justice : the Restaurant Opportunities center of New York / Marnie Brady -- Not waiting for permission : the New York Taxi Workers Alliance and 21st century bargaining / Mischa Gaus -- Prepare to win : Domestic Workers United's strategic transitions following the passage of the New York Domestic Workers Bill of Rights / Harmony Goldberg -- Afterword : lessons from the new labor movement for the old / Ed Ott.

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CHOICE Review

"New labor" is a combination of immigrant labor and highly skilled contingent workers. Because new labor issues are likely to arise in any major city with a significant immigrant population (e.g., Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, Dallas, and Washington, DC), it is unfortunate the title suggests a narrow topic of little interest to researchers, students, and policy makers outside New York. Readers in those other major cities should not be discouraged from reading this book, which includes 13 case studies highlighting the emergence of "worker centers" as a means of focusing union and community organizing. Some of the campaigns documented here involve taxi drivers, street vendors, and domestic workers, as well as middle-strata free-lancers, all of whom are excluded from basic employment laws. Other cases focus on supermarket, retail, and restaurant workers, who are nominally covered by such laws but who often experience wage theft and other legal violations; still other campaigns are not restricted to a single occupation or industry. These case studies, while offering valuable insights and a richly detailed portrait of the new labor movement in New York City, do not cohere as well as they might, as the book lacks a clear organizing framework or perspective. --Donald A. Coffin, Indiana University Northwest

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<p>Ruth Milkman is Professor of Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center and Academic Director of CUNY's Murphy Labor Institute. She is the author of several books, including the prizewinning Gender at Work and L.A. Story: Immigrant Workers and the Future of the U.S. Labor Movement . She also is coauthor of Unfinished Business: Paid Family Leave in California and the Future of U.S. Work-Family Policy , editor of Organizing Immigrants , and coeditor of Rebuilding Labor and Working for Justice , all from Cornell. Ed Ott is Distinguished Lecturer at CUNY's Murphy Labor Institute. He spent over forty years in the labor movement, most recently as Executive Director of the New York City Central Labor Council.</p>

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