E4: Millenials and migrants: A new hope for the left & labor? With Ruth Milkman

May 29, 2020 00:40:39
E4: Millenials and migrants: A new hope for the left & labor? With Ruth Milkman
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E4: Millenials and migrants: A new hope for the left & labor? With Ruth Milkman
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Show Notes

If you were born in the early 1980s through the mid 1990s, you came of age during Obama, the financial crisis of 2008, Black Lives Matter, Me Too, DACA, and the political upheavals of Trump and Sanders. What might those experiences imply for the labor movement in the U.S.?

Ruth Milkman's new book is Immigrant Labor and the New Precariat, discussed as part of a CUNY panel 'Rethinking immigration' (May 1, 2020; Milkman starts around 25:00). Earlier work includes On Gender, Labor, and Inequality and studies of Millennial activists summarized here (both 2016). 

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