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Title Informal workers and collective action : a global perspective / edited by Adrienne E. Eaton, Susan J. Schurman, and Martha A. Chen
Published Ithaca : ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2017
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Contents Port workers in Colombia : reinstatement as formal workers / Daniel Hawkins -- Retail and hospitality workers in South Africa : organized by trade union of formal workers to demand equal pay and benefits / Sahra Ryklief -- Haitian migrant workers in Dominican Republic : organized by trade union of formal workers to demand worker rights / Janice Fine and Allison J. Petrozziello -- Domestic workers in Uruguay : collective bargaining agreement and legal protection / Mary R. Goldsmith -- Beer promoters in Cambodia : formal status and coverage under the labor code / Mary Evans -- Informalized government workers in Tunisia : reinstatement as formal workers with collective bargaining rights / Stephen Juan King -- Mini-bus drivers in Georgia : secure jobs and worker rights / Elza Jerenaia and Gocha Aleksandria -- Waste pickers in Brazil : recognition and annual bonus / Sonia Maria Dias and Vera Alice Cardoso Silva -- Street vendors in Liberia : a written agreement city authorities and a secure workplace / Milton A. Weeks and Pewee Reed -- Conclusion : expanding the boundaries of labor organizing and collective bargaining / Susan J. Schurman, Adrienne E. Eaton, Martha A. Chen
Summary Informal Workers and Collective Action features nine cases of collective action to improve the status and working conditions of informal workers. Adrienne E. Eaton, Susan J. Schurman, and Martha A. Chen set the stage by defining informal work and describing the types of organizations that represent the interests of informal workers and the lessons that may be learned from the examples presented in the book. Cases from a diverse set of countries-Brazil, Cambodia, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Georgia, Liberia, South Africa, Tunisia, and Uruguay-focus on two broad types of informal workers: "waged" workers, including port workers, beer promoters, hospitality and retail workers, domestic workers, low-skilled public sector workers, and construction workers; and self-employed workers, including street vendors, waste recyclers, and minibus drivers.These cases demonstrate that workers and labor organizations around the world are rediscovering the lessons of early labor organizers on how to aggregate individuals' sense of injustice into forms of collective action that achieve a level of power that can yield important changes in their work and lives. Informal Workers and Collective Action makes a strong argument that informal workers, their organizations, and their campaigns represent the leading edge of the most significant change in the global labor movement in more than a century.Contributors Gocha Aleksandria, Georgian Trade Union Confederation Martha A. Chen, Harvard University and WIEGO Sonia Maria Dias, WIEGO and Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil Adrienne E. Eaton, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey Mary Evans, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey Janice Fine, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey Mary Goldsmith, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco Daniel Hawkins, National Trade Union School of Colombia Elza Jgerenaia, Labor and Employment Policy Department for the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs, Republic of GeorgiaStephen J. King, Georgetown University Allison J. Petrozziello, UN Women and the Center for Migration Observation and Social Development Pewee Reed, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Republic of Liberia Sahra Ryklief, International Federation of Workers' Education Associations Susan J. Schurman, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey Vera Alice Cardoso Silva, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil Milton Weeks, Devin Corporation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Employee rights.
Informal sector (Economics) -- Employees -- Labor unions -- Organizing.
Informal sector (Economics) -- Employees.
Labor movement.
Form Electronic book
Author Container of (work): Hawkins, Daniel (Daniel James). Port workers in Colombia
Chen, Martha Alter, editor
Eaton, Adrienne E., editor
Schurman, Susan J., editor
LC no. 2016050096
ISBN 1501707957
9781501707957 (ret)
9781501707964 (pdf)