Community Unions and the Revival of the American Labor Movement

  title={Community Unions and the Revival of the American Labor Movement},
  author={Janice Fine},
  journal={Politics \& Society},
  pages={153 - 199}
  • J. Fine
  • Published 1 March 2005
  • Economics
  • Politics & Society
Today’s low-wage workforce is mostly ignored by the national political parties and largely untouched by organized labor. Over the last twenty years, “community unions” have emerged to try to fill the void. They are modest-sized community-based organizations of low-wage workers that, through a combination of service, advocacy, and organizing, focus on issues of work and wages. Community unions have so far had greater success at raising wages and improving working conditions via public policy… 

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