Worker Centers: Organizing Communities at the Edge of the Dream

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ILR Press
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0801472571
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Regular item
Year
2006
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The author finds over 137 centers in the US, which attract workers in industries that are difficult to organize. They have emerged as especially useful components of any program intended to assist immigrants and low-wage workers of color. Worker centers serve not only as organizing laboratories but also as places where immigrants and other low-wage workers can participate in civil society, tell their stories to the larger community, resist racism and anti-immigrant sentiment, and work to improve their political and economic standing.