Keep the Union at Bay

Keep the Union at Bay

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978-88-6969-222-2

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27 Mar 2018

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Keep the Union at Bay
The Racial Dimensions of Anti-Union Practices in US Agriculture and the Long Fight for Migrant Farm-Labor Representation

Francesca Coin
ORCID 0000-0001-5437-724X 
Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia
fracoin@unive.it

DOI 10.30687/978-88-6969-222-2

Abstract

In the United States, farm-workers are traditionally excluded from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and from the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) which guarantee basic rights to workers, including the right to organize and engage in collective bargaining. In a sense, farm-workers are confined to a secondary market characterized by substandard wages and labor conditions. This study explores how migrant farm-workers in North Carolina have responded to their labor conditions with a campaign that culminated in the achievement of the first labor contract for guest-workers in US history. Based on ethnographic research, it reflects upon the role of grassroots organizing in challenging a culture of racism that has remained dangerously alive in many parts of our society.

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Coin Francesca

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Keep the Union at Bay

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In the United States, farm-workers are traditionally excluded from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and from the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) which guarantee basic rights to workers, including the right to organize and engage in collective bargaining. In a sense, farm-workers are confined to a secondary market characterized by substandard wages and labor conditions. This study explores how migrant farm-workers in North Carolina have responded to their labor conditions with a campaign that culminated in the achievement of the first labor contract for guest-workers in US history. Based on ethnographic research, it reflects upon the role of grassroots organizing in challenging a culture of racism that has remained dangerously alive in many parts of our society.

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Culture del lavoro

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Edizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing

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2018-03-27

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http://doi.org/10.14277/978-88-6969-222-2/CultLav-7

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2610-8852

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2610-9379

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978-88-6969-222-2

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