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How social movement unionism helped shape the 2006 immigrant rights marches in L.A.

Engeman, Cassandra (2015) How social movement unionism helped shape the 2006 immigrant rights marches in L.A. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (28 Jul 2015). Website.

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Labor scholars have long advocated social movement unionism as a strategy to revitalize the American labor movement, but how is social movement unionism practiced? Cassandra Engeman exams union participation in the 2006 Los Angeles immigrant rights marches as a case of social movement unionism. She finds that unions allied with large community organizations, preferred reform goals, and advocated tactics perceived as effective. Such strategic decisions were informed by organizational considerations regarding member representation and the long-term capacity for mobilization.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2015 13:37
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2021 23:20

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