The Resource Conflicting commitments : the politics of enforcing immigrant worker rights in San Jose and Houston, Shannon Gleeson, (electronic resource)

Conflicting commitments : the politics of enforcing immigrant worker rights in San Jose and Houston, Shannon Gleeson, (electronic resource)

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Conflicting commitments : the politics of enforcing immigrant worker rights in San Jose and Houston
Title
Conflicting commitments
Title remainder
the politics of enforcing immigrant worker rights in San Jose and Houston
Statement of responsibility
Shannon Gleeson
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Conflicting Commitments, Shannon Gleeson goes beyond the debate over federal immigration policy to examine the complicated terrain of immigrant worker rights. Federal law requires that basic labor standards apply to all workers, yet this principle clashes with increasingly restrictive immigration laws and creates a confusing bureaucratic terrain for local policymakers and labor advocates. Gleeson examines this issue in two of the largest immigrant gateways in the country: San Jose, California, and Houston, Texas. Conflicting Commitments reveals two cities with very different approaches to addressing the exploitation of immigrant workers--both involving the strategic coordination of a range of bureaucratic brokers, but in strikingly different ways. Drawing on the real life accounts of ordinary workers, federal, state, and local government officials, community organizers, and consular staff, Gleeson argues that local political contexts matter for protecting undocumented workers in particular. Providing a rich description of the bureaucratic minefields of labor law, and the explosive politics of immigrant rights, Gleeson shows how the lessons learned from San Jose and Houston can inform models for upholding labor and human rights in the United States"--Publisher's Web site
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
Dewey number
331.6/2097641411
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8081.A5
LC item number
G54 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Conflicting commitments : the politics of enforcing immigrant worker rights in San Jose and Houston, Shannon Gleeson, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Work in postindustrial America -- Implementing the legal rights of undocumented workers -- Place matters : how local governments enforce immigrant worker rights -- Beyond government : how civil society serves, organizes and advocates for immigrant workers -- Advocating across borders : consular strategies for protecting Mexican immigrant workers -- Conclusion : making rights real for immigrant workers
Control code
EBC3138385
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Conflicting commitments : the politics of enforcing immigrant worker rights in San Jose and Houston, Shannon Gleeson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Work in postindustrial America -- Implementing the legal rights of undocumented workers -- Place matters : how local governments enforce immigrant worker rights -- Beyond government : how civil society serves, organizes and advocates for immigrant workers -- Advocating across borders : consular strategies for protecting Mexican immigrant workers -- Conclusion : making rights real for immigrant workers
Control code
EBC3138385
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Specific material designation
remote

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