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The Resource Precarious claims : the promise and failure of workplace protections in the United States, Shannon Gleeson

Precarious claims : the promise and failure of workplace protections in the United States, Shannon Gleeson

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Precarious claims : the promise and failure of workplace protections in the United States
Title
Precarious claims
Title remainder
the promise and failure of workplace protections in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Shannon Gleeson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Precarious Claims tells the human story behind the bureaucratic process of fighting for justice in the U.S. workplace. The global economy has fueled vast concentrations of wealth that have driven a demand for cheap and flexible labor. Workplace violations such as wage theft, unsafe work environments, and discrimination are widespread in low-wage industries such as retail, restaurants, hospitality, and domestic work, where jobs are often held by immigrants and other vulnerable workers. How and why do these workers, despite enormous barriers, come forward to seek justice, and what happens once they do? Based on extensive fieldwork in Northern California, Gleeson investigates the array of gatekeepers with whom workers must negotiate in the labor standards enforcement bureaucracy and, ultimately, the limited reach of formal legal protections. The author also tracks how workplace injustices--and the arduous process of contesting them--carry long-term effects on their everyday lives. Workers sometimes win, but their chances are precarious at best"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gleeson, Shannon
Dewey number
344.7301
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Working class
  • Work environment
  • Work environment
  • Labor laws and legislation
  • Industrial safety
Label
Precarious claims : the promise and failure of workplace protections in the United States, Shannon Gleeson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inequality and power at work -- The landscape and logics of worker protections -- Navigating bureaucracies -- The aftermath of legal mobilization
Control code
ocn948747206
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 177 pages
Isbn
9780520288782
Lccn
2016019951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, charts
System control number
(OCoLC)948747206
Label
Precarious claims : the promise and failure of workplace protections in the United States, Shannon Gleeson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inequality and power at work -- The landscape and logics of worker protections -- Navigating bureaucracies -- The aftermath of legal mobilization
Control code
ocn948747206
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 177 pages
Isbn
9780520288782
Lccn
2016019951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, charts
System control number
(OCoLC)948747206

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