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Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, and the Revival of the Labor Movement

Authors: Rosenblum, Jonathan
Publisher: Beacon Press
BISAC/Subject: BUS038000, POL013000, POL023000
ISBN: 9780807098097, Related ISBNs: 0807098094, 0807098124, 9780807098097, 9780807098127
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 240,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: The inside story of the first successful $15 minimum wage campaign that renewed a national labor movement

With captivating narrative and insightful commentary, labor organizer Jonathan Rosenblum reveals the inside story of the first successful fight for a $15 minimum wage, which renewed a national labor movement through bold strategy and broad inclusiveness. Just outside Seattle, an unlikely alliance of Sea-Tac Airport workers, union and community activists, and clergy staged face-to-face confrontations with corporate leaders to unite a diverse, largely immigrant workforce in a struggle over power between airport workers and business and political elites. Digging deep into the root causes of poverty wages, Rosenblum gives a blunt assessment of the daunting problems facing unions today. Beyond $15 provides an inspirational blueprint for a powerful, all-inclusive labor movement and is a call for workers to reclaim their power in the new economy.
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