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Keep the Union at Bay. The Racial Dimensions of Anti-Union Practices in US Agriculture and the Long Fight for Migrant Farm-Labor Representation

Keep the Union at Bay. The Racial Dimensions of Anti-Union Practices in US Agriculture and the Long Fight for Migrant Farm-Labor Representation

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In the United States, farm-workers are traditionally excluded from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and from the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) which guarantee basic rights to workers, including the right to organize and engage in collective bargaining.
In a sense, farm-workers are confined to a secondary market characterized by substandard wages and labor conditions.
This study explores how migrant farm-workers in North Carolina have responded to their labor conditions with a campaign that culminated in the achievement of the first labor contract for guest-workers in US history.
Based on ethnographic research, it reflects upon the role of grassroots organizing in challenging a culture of racism that has remained dangerously alive in many parts of our society.

People


Coin, Francesca (Author)

Publisher:

Edizioni Ca' Foscari - Digital Publishing

Date:

2018

Format


application/pdf (4.05 MB)

Subject


• Sociology

Object languages:

English

Sources


• Coin, Francesca, Keep the Union at Bay. Venezia, Edizioni Ca' Foscari - Digital Publishing, 2018-03-27.

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Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 License.

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