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Marginal Workers : How Legal Fault Lines Divide Workers and Leave Them without Protection / Ruben J. Garcia.

Author/Creator:
Garcia, Ruben J. author., Author,
Publication:
New York, NY : New York University Press, [2012]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Series:
Citizenship and Migration in the Americas ; 5
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Discrimination in employment -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Foreign workers -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Labor laws and legislation -- United States.
Labor unions -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Minorities -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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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.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
1. Who Are the Marginal Workers?
2. Framing Workers' Rights
3. New Voices at Work
4. Across the Borders
5. Labor as Property
6. A Global Understanding of Worker Protection
Notes
Index
About the Author
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jun 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780814738627
Publisher Number:
10.18574/9780814738627 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.