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

Ithaca : ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2014.
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New York City boasts a higher rate of unionization than any other major U.S. city, roughly double the national average, but the city's unions have suffered steady and relentless decline, especially in the private sector. With higher levels of income inequality than any other large city in the nation, New York today is home to a large and growing "precariat": workers with little or no employment security who are often excluded from the basic legal protections that unions struggled for and won in the twentieth century.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-340) and index.
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  • 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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