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The Resource Marginal workers : how legal fault lines divide workers and leave them without protection, Ruben J. Garcia, (electronic resource)

Marginal workers : how legal fault lines divide workers and leave them without protection, Ruben J. Garcia, (electronic resource)

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Marginal workers : how legal fault lines divide workers and leave them without protection
Title
Marginal workers
Title remainder
how legal fault lines divide workers and leave them without protection
Statement of responsibility
Ruben J. Garcia
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Undocumented and authorized immigrant laborers, female workers, workers of color, guest workers, and unionized workers together compose an enormous and diverse part of the labor force in America. Labor and employment laws are supposed to protect employees from various workplace threats, such as poor wages, bad working conditions, and unfair dismissal. Yet as members of individual groups with minority status, the rights of many of these individuals are often dictated by other types of law, such as constitutional and immigration laws. Worse still, the groups who fall into these cracks in the legal system often do not have the political power necessary to change the laws for better protection. In Marginal Workers, Ruben J. Garcia demonstrates that when it comes to these marginal workers, the sum of the law is less than its parts, and, despite what appears to be a plethora of applicable statutes, marginal workers are frequently lacking in protection. To ameliorate the status of marginal workers, he argues for a new paradigm in worker protection, one based on human freedom and rights, and points to a number of examples in which marginal workers have organized for greater justice on the job in spite of the weakness of the law
Member of
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Garcia, Ruben J
Dewey number
344.7301/133
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Citizenship and migration in the Americas
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  • Discrimination in employment
  • Minorities
  • Foreign workers
  • Labor unions
  • Labor laws and legislation
  • United States
Label
Marginal workers : how legal fault lines divide workers and leave them without protection, Ruben J. Garcia, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: who are the marginal workers? -- Framing workers' rights: the legal and theoretical underpinnings for the protection of marginal workers -- New voices at work: unionized workers at the intersection of race and gender -- Across the borders: how antidiscrimination law fails noncitizens and other marginal workers -- Labor as property: guestworkers at the margins of domestic legal systems -- A global understanding of worker protection
Control code
ocn773348867
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 183 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814738634
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)773348867
Label
Marginal workers : how legal fault lines divide workers and leave them without protection, Ruben J. Garcia, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: who are the marginal workers? -- Framing workers' rights: the legal and theoretical underpinnings for the protection of marginal workers -- New voices at work: unionized workers at the intersection of race and gender -- Across the borders: how antidiscrimination law fails noncitizens and other marginal workers -- Labor as property: guestworkers at the margins of domestic legal systems -- A global understanding of worker protection
Control code
ocn773348867
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 183 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814738634
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)773348867

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