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Labor Versus Empire: Race, Gender, Migration by Gilbert G. Gonzalez, Raul A. Fernandez, Vivian Price, David

By Gilbert G. Gonzalez, Raul A. Fernandez, Vivian Price, David Smith, Linda Trinh Võ

The essays during this assortment handle concerns major to hard work inside of nearby, nationwide and foreign contexts. subject matters of the chapters will concentrate on controlled exertions migration; organizing in multi-ethnic and multi-national contexts; international economics and exertions; international economics and inequality; gender and hard work; racism and globalization; local exchange agreements and hard work.

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They argued that the fight against racism required lower bus fares, better services, and the adoption of nonpolluting vehicles. At the same time, they insisted that the city could not have cleaner air or better bus services unless it came to grips with the role of racism in legitimizing an unclean, unsafe, and inefficient transportation system. The Bus Riders’ Union struggled for lower fares, better service, and capital investment in “clean” compressed natural gas-fueled buses. They galvanized a mass constituency of low-income, transit-dependent workers (50% of whom were Latino, 25% black, 20% white, and 5% Asian).

And an equal number of Dominicans live in Europe. Eighty percent of the merchant seamen in the world are Filipinos. New York City is the largest Caribbean city, even though it is not located on the Caribbean. 11 Remittances sent home by overseas New times and new identities 5 workers contribute more to the economies of the Dominican Republic and the Philippines than any single other export item. Although some people find themselves forced to move, others discover that their immobility creates profit-making opportunities for transnational corporations.

The experiences of workers in the railroad industry were particularly critical. Debs’ Pullman Rebellion of 1894. Before mass production led to massive concentrations of labor, railway workers alone had the numbers and organic ability for national coordination (Davis, 1986, p. 30). The failure of whites to seize the opportunity to ally with their black brethren during Reconstruction and thereafter helped ensure the defeat of railroad workers in the Great Rebellion of 1877, the Pullman revolt of 1894, and other attempts to organize across lines of race, class, and gender by the Knights of Labor and the Wobblies (Du Bois, 1935; Arnesen, 2001, chap.

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