Book Discussion on Suburban Sweatshops

Ms. Gordon talked about her book Suburban Sweatshops: The Fight for Immigrant Rights, published by Harvard University… read more

Ms. Gordon talked about her book Suburban Sweatshops: The Fight for Immigrant Rights, published by Harvard University Press. about the large numbers of immigrant workers worked outside of urban centers. The author compares low-wage immigrant work such as housekeeping and yard work to sweatshop labor and argues that conditions are very similar, including the long hours and the high risk of injury. As founder of the Workplace Project, she identified the challenges facing new immigrants and their allies who hoped to organize unions. Following her remarks she answered questions from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on Suburban Sweatshops

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Public Affairs Event
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 26, 2005
Last Aired:
Aug 28, 2005

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  • Mar 26, 2005 | 10:15am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 03, 2005 | 7:29am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 28, 2005 | 3:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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