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Unformatted text preview: Outline and Answer Question #5: What is an urban labor movement, and how do we know one when we see it? Explain the collapse and in some cases revival of central labor councils and the contemporary significance of these local labor bodies . Give examples, including (but not only) the Seattle case. In what way was the revitalization of the King County Labor Council connected to the emergence of a global justice movement? More generally, how significant is the connection between globalization and local campaigns such as living wage and immigrant organizing? Outline:- Definition of a Labor Movement.- How do I spot one?- Collapse/Revival of central labor councils- Significance of labor councils- Examples- Revitalization of King County Labor Council - Connection between globalization and local campaigns? Answer: 1.) Labor Movement is defined as the Tuners Graph on Power Presentations VIII, is activities of globalization having grand, yet specific effects upon the local/urban areas of cities around the world (specifically for us the USA). Meaning, and as the graph shows, globalization effects Logic of Participation (mobilization and partnership) like the corporate level companies with lots of strong influence within society (government influenced and bribed by lobbyists) which then effects smaller companies(with little to no influence) with large numbers of white/blue collar workers. Finally, legislation, laws, and regulations are passed which dont benefit the workers breaking their backs for small wage and all hell breaks lose and slowly urban labor movements start popping up until a coalition is formed or an organization comes together that has enough attention and can influence enough voters for change. G L O B A L I Z A T I O N L O G I C O F P A R T I C I P A T I O N P a r t n e r s h i p M o b i l i z a t i o n D e f e n s iv e C o o p e r a t io n E x p a n s iv e I n t e g r a t io n A c t iv is t I n t e g r a t io n D e f e n s iv e O p p o s it io n U n i o n D e c l i n e ( a r o u n d a f e w s t r o n g h o l d s ) U n i o n D e c li n e ( w / s o m e v i c t o r i e s & m a n y h e r o i c d e f e a t s ) L a b o r m o v e m e n t r e n e w a l S u s t a i n e d p a r t i c i p a t i o n L o g i c o f P a r t i c i p a t i o n 2 .) How do I spot one? Well theyre not that hard, at least if you know where to look? Well theyre not that hard, at least if you know where to look?...
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2008 for the course ILRIC 4330 taught by Professor Turnerl during the Spring '06 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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