Battling the Hydra of Deindustrialization: Chicano and Latino Labor Activism in the Twilight of the American Century

Lecture Description

This lecture explores three Chicano and Latino labor movements the late twentieth century United States. Through an exploration of organizing drives in Texas in the 1970s and California in the 1990s this lecture explores how labor movements drew on the organizing spirit within the Chicano Movement and immigrant rights movement to build community based labor drives in the face of looming globalization, instability, and deindustrialization. Rather than merely revealing yet three more “rise and fall” labor histories this presentation seeks to understand the nature of inequality within specific labor spaces and shed light on the decline in labor unionism.

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Immigration Latino Latina

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