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The Worker Center Handbook – A Practical Guide for Starting and Building the New Labor Movement - Cornell Scholarship Online
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The Worker Center Handbook: A Practical Guide for Starting and Building the New Labor Movement

Kim Bobo and Marien Casillas Pabellon


Worker centers are becoming an important element in labor and community organizing and the struggle for fair pay and decent working conditions for low-wage workers, especially immigrants. There are currently more than 200 worker centers in the United States, and more start every month. Most of these centers struggle as they try to raise funds, maintain stable staff, and build a membership base. For this book, the authors interviewed staff at a broad range of worker centers with the goal of helping others understand how to start and build their organizations. This book is designed to be a pract ... More

Keywords: worker center, fair pay, low-wage workers, immigrants, community organizing, labor, administrative systems, civic engagement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781501704475
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501704475.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kim Bobo, author
Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy

Marien Casillas Pabellon, author

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