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The Resource New immigrants, old unions : organizing undocumented workers in Los Angeles, Héctor L. Delgado

New immigrants, old unions : organizing undocumented workers in Los Angeles, Héctor L. Delgado

Label
New immigrants, old unions : organizing undocumented workers in Los Angeles
Title
New immigrants, old unions
Title remainder
organizing undocumented workers in Los Angeles
Statement of responsibility
Héctor L. Delgado
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A steady depletion in the ranks of organized labor has often been blamed on the influx of undocumented immigrant workers. Their fear of apprehension and deportation by immigration authorities has fostered the belief that they "cannot be organized." Hector Delgado challenges this view in an intricate case study of a successful union campaign waged by undocumented workers in a Los Angeles waterbed factory." "Relying on rich intensive interviews and personal observation, the author relates the story of a plant where undocumented workers from Mexico and Central America voted for union representation by a two-to-one margin. He describes how they negotiated a collective bargaining agreement in the face of stiff employer opposition. Despite conventional wisdom about the ability to organize such workers, Delgado finds that factors other than citizenship status determine the outcome of unionization efforts on behalf of undocumented workers. He cites the following as primary factors that promote or retard unionization: the commitment of unions to organize undocumented workers, their length of residency in the United States, their roots and social networks, the demand for their labor, and the relatively visibility of the Immigration and Naturalization Service in Los Angeles." "New Immigrants, Old Unions contributes to our understanding of the experiences of contemporary American and Central American immigrants, their relationship to organized labor, and the meaning of undocumented status in their lives. Delgado's interviews with workers, labor organizers, and management reveal how and why this attempt to unionize was successful, and his findings confront the American labor movement's view of immigrant workers."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Delgado, Héctor L.
Dewey number
331.6/2
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6515.F9
LC item number
D44 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Water bed industry
  • Water bed industry
  • Illegal aliens
  • Trabajadores extranjeros
  • Sindicatos
  • Muebles
  • Illegal aliens
  • Water bed industry
  • Water bed industry
  • California
  • Illegale buitenlanders
  • Vakverenigingen
  • Gewerkschaft
  • Hispanos
  • Illegaler Einwanderer
  • Kalifornien
  • Gewerkschaft
  • Illegaler Einwanderer
  • Hispanos
  • Kalifornien
Label
New immigrants, old unions : organizing undocumented workers in Los Angeles, Héctor L. Delgado
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-177) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Organizing the Unorganizable -- II. The Organizing Campaign -- III. The World of the Workers -- IV. Undocumented Workers and the Law -- V. Undocumented Workers and Organized Labor
Control code
ocm26854611
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 186 pages
Isbn
9781566390446
Lccn
92036423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o26854611
  • (OCoLC)26854611
Label
New immigrants, old unions : organizing undocumented workers in Los Angeles, Héctor L. Delgado
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-177) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Organizing the Unorganizable -- II. The Organizing Campaign -- III. The World of the Workers -- IV. Undocumented Workers and the Law -- V. Undocumented Workers and Organized Labor
Control code
ocm26854611
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 186 pages
Isbn
9781566390446
Lccn
92036423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o26854611
  • (OCoLC)26854611

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