We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now: The Global Uprising

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The story of low-wage workers rising up around the world to demand respect and a living wage.<
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>Tracing a new labor movement sparked and sustained by low-wage workers from across the globe,“We Are All Fast-Food Workers Nowis an urgent, illuminating look at globalization as seen through the eyes of workers-activists: small farmers, fast-food servers, retail workers, hotel housekeepers, home-healthcare aides, airport workers, and adjunct professors who are fighting for respect, safety, and a living wage. With original photographs by Liz Cooke and drawing on interviews with activists in many US cities and countries around the world, including Bangladesh, Cambodia, Mexico, South Africa, and the Philippines, it features stories of resistance and rebellion, as well as reflections on hope and change as it rises from the bottom up.

Table of Contents
AUTHOR'S NOTE<
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>PART I<
>POVERTY WAGES, WE'RE NOT LOVING IT: ROOTS AND BRANCHES OF A GLOBAL UPRISING<
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>PROLOGUE<
>Brands of Wage Slavery, Marks of Labor Solidarity<
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>CHAPTER 1<
>Inequality Rising<
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>CHAPTER 2<
>All We're Asking for Is a Little Respect<
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>CHAPTER 3<
>“We Are Workers, Not Slaves<
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>CHAPTER 4<
>“I Consider the Union My Second Mother<
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>CHAPTER 5<
>Hotel Housekeepers Go Norma Rae<
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>CHAPTER 6<
>United for Respect: OUR Walmart and the Uprising of Retail Workers<
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>CHAPTER 7<
>Supersize My Wages: Fast-Food Workers and the March of History<
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>CHAPTER 8<
>1911-2011: History and the Global Labor Struggle<
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>CHAPTER 9<
>People Power Movements in the Twenty-First Century<
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>CHAPTER 10<
>“You Can't Dismantle Capitalism Without Dismantling Patriarchy<
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>CHAPTER 11<
>This Is What Solidarity Feels Like<
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>PART II<
>THE RISING OF THE GLOBAL PRECARIAT<
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>CHAPTER 12<
>Respect, Let It Go, 'Cause Baby, You're a Firework<
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>CHAPTER 13<
>Realizing Precarity: “We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now<
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>CHAPTER 14<
>Days of Disruption, 2016<
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>CHAPTER 15<
>The New Civil Rights Movement<
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>CHAPTER 16<
>Counting Victories, Girding for an Uphill Struggle<
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>CHAPTER 17<
>Huelga de Ham
e: Hunger and Hunger Strikes Rising<
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>CHAPTER 18<
>Social Movement Unionism and the Souls of Workers<
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>CHAPTER 19<
>“Contractualization<
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>CHAPTER 20<
>“Stand Up, Live Better: Organizing for Respect at Walmart<
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>PART III<
>GARMENT WORKERS' ORGANIZING IN THE AGE OF FAST FASHION<
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>CHAPTER 21<
>“If People Would Think About Us, We Wouldn't Die: Beautiful Clothes, Ugly Reality<
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>CHAPTER 22<
>How the Rag Trade Went Global<
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>CHAPTER 23<
>“The Girl Effect<
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>CHAPTER 24<
>“Made with Love in Bangladesh<
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>CHAPTER 25<
>“We Are Not a Pocket Revolution: Bangladeshi Garment Workers Since Rana Plaza<
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>CHAPTER 26<
>“A Khmer Would Rather Work for Free Than Work Without Dignity<
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>CHAPTER 27<
>“After Pol Pot, We Need a Good Life<
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>CHAPTER 28<
>Consciousness-Raising, Cambodia Style<
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>CHAPTER 29<
>Filipina Garment Workers: Organizing in the Zone<
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>PART IV<
>NO RICE WITHOUT FREEDOM, NO FREEDOM WITHOUT RICE: THE GLOBAL UPRISING OF PEASANTS AND FARMWORKERS<
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>CHAPTER 30<
>“No Land No Life: Uprisings of the “Landless, 2017<
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>CHAPTER 31<
>“Agrarian Reform in Reverse: Food Crises, Land Grabs, and Migrant Labor<
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>CHAPTER 32<
>Milk with Dignity<
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>CHAPTER 33<
>“Like the Time of Cesar Chavez: Strawberry Fields, Exploitation Forever<
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>CHAPTER 34<
>Bitter Grapes<
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>CHAPTER 35<
>“What Are We Rising For?<
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>CHAPTER 36<
>“These Borders Are Not Our Borders<
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>CHAPTER 37<
>After the Colonizers, RICE<
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>PART V<
>“THEY SAID IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE: LOCAL VICTORIES AND TRANSFORMATIVE VISIONS<
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>CHAPTER 38<
>“We Can Turn Around the Labor Movement. We Can Rebuild Power and We Can Win!<
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>CHAPTER 39<
>Flashes of Hope<
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>CHAPTER 40<
>Big Ideas, New Models, Small Courtesies Build a New World<
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>ACKNOWLEDGMENTS<
>NOTES<
>INDEX