Standing with Immigrant Workers: Labor's Strategies of Resistance in the Age of Trump
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 4:00 PM
220 Eggers Hall, The Strasser Legacy Room
Shannon Gleeson, Associate Professor
Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
Examining the Labor movement’s response to the volatile immigration policy landscape in the United States. Specifically, three key questions: 1) How have US labor unions varied in their approach to championing – or limiting -- immigrant rights?, 2) What narrative frames have each of these labor constituencies used to advance and justify these positions?, and 3) To what extent is the labor movement’s immigration platform engaging an explicitly intersectional lens that declares solidarity with Black, Muslim and LGBT workers? Also considering what the Trump administration has meant for the emerging platform of immigrant rights within organized labor, less than two decades since the AFL-CIO reversed its own explicitly anti-immigrant platform.
Sponsored by the Labor Studies Working Group Maxwell 10th Decade Project and the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC).
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