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439 - Section on Labor and Labor Movements Paper Session. Organizing the Unorganizable: Labor Activism among Informal and Low-Wage Workers

Mon, August 18, 2:30 to 4:10pm, TBA

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This panel examines labor activism among informal and low-wage workers—groups who are often characterized as “unorganizable.” Addressing issues of race, gender & global comparisons, this panel brings together research on a diverse array of labor from India to the U.S., including illegal sex workers, informal mine workers, temporary warehouse workers, and immigrant day laborers (both men and women). This research examines both the opportunities and limits of resistance and organizing among these marginalized workers.

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