Living Wage Campaigns From a "Social Movement" Perspective: The Miami Case

  title={Living Wage Campaigns From a "Social Movement" Perspective: The Miami Case},
  author={Bruce Nissen},
  journal={Labor Studies Journal},
  pages={29 - 50}
  • Bruce Nissen
  • Published 1 September 2000
  • Sociology
  • Labor Studies Journal
This article uses the Miami living wage campaign to examine the potential and limitations of living wage campaigns to build enduring social movements which unite organized labor with community partners. Using the tripartite framework derived from the social movement litera ture of "political opportunities," "mobilizing structures," and "framing processes," the article analyzes this particular campaign to determine if a genuine social movement emerged. Hecksher and Palmer's thesis that organized… 

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