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A Renegade Union: Interracial Organizing and Labor Radicalism

Lisa Phillips


Dedicated to organizing workers from diverse racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, many of whom were considered “unorganizable” by other unions, the progressive New York City-based labor union District 65 counted among its 30,000 members retail clerks, office workers, warehouse workers, and wholesale workers. This book presents a distinctive study of District 65 and its efforts to secure economic equality for minority workers in sales and processing jobs in small, low-end shops and warehouses throughout the city. The book shows how organizers fought tirelessly to achieve better hours and ... More

Keywords: District 65, New York City, labor union, economic equality, minority workers, unskilled worker, low wage, service jobs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037320
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037320.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lisa Phillips, author
Indiana State University