Annelise Orleck - "We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now": The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages
From berry pickers to garment workers to home health care aides, and from Manila to Capetown, California to Morocco, low-wage workers are bearing the true costs of globalization. And they are fighting back. In this deeply researched profile of the new global labor movement, Orleck, a professor of history at Dartmouth College and author of Storming Caesars Palace, draws on interviews with 140 workers from around the world. Through these compelling and immediate stories, many related in the worker-activists’ own words, Orleck vividly conveys what’s at stake for these dedicated and resilient people as they struggle for a living wage, safe working conditions, and respect.