Paper $32.00 ISBN: 9780745335834 Published December 2015 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745335841 Published December 2015 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Just Work?

Migrant Workers' Struggle Today

Edited by Aziz Choudry and Mondli Hlatshwayo

Just Work?

Edited by Aziz Choudry and Mondli Hlatshwayo

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264 pages | 5 1/3 x 8 1/2 | © 2015
Paper $32.00 ISBN: 9780745335834 Published December 2015 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745335841 Published December 2015 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
 As the struggle against neoliberalism becomes ever more global, Just Work will be the definitive book on the growing social and political power of one its major forces: migrant labor. From trade unions in South Africa to resistance in oppressive Gulf states, migrating forest workers in the Czech Republic, and illegal workers’ organizations in Hong Kong, Just Work brings together a wealth of lived experiences and frontline struggles for the first time. Highlighting developments in the wake of austerity and attacks on traditional forms of labor organizing, the contributors show how workers are finding new and innovative ways of resisting. The result is both a rich analysis of where the movement stands today and a reminder of the potentially explosive power of migrant workers in the years to come.
Contents
Acknowledgements 
1. Just Work? Migrant Workers, Capitalist Globaliszation and Resistance, by Aziz Choudry and Mondli Hlatshwayo

Part I: Africa and the Middle East
2. Xenophobia, Resilience, and Resistance of Immigrant Workers in South Africa: Collective and Individual Responses, by Mondli Hlatshwayo
3. States of Exclusion: Migrant Work in the Gulf Arab States, by Adam Hanieh
4. Undocumented Migrant Workers in Nigeria: Labouring in the Shadows of Regional Integration, by Baba Ayelabola

Part II: Europe
5. Migrant Rights Activism and the Tree Workers Case in the Czech Republic, by Marek an k
6. Towards a History of the Latin American Workers Association 2002–12, by Jake Lagnado
7. Lessons from Migrant Workers’ Organisation and Mobilisation in Switzerland, by Vasco Pedrina

Part III: Asia and the Pacific
8. Migrant Unionism in Hong Kong: A Case Study of Experiences of Foreign Domestic Workers in Union Organiszing, by Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants
9. The Possibilities and Limitations of Organiszing Immigrant Workers in Japan: The Case of the Local Union of the All-Japan Metal and Information Machinery Workers’ Union, by Hiroshi Ueki
10. Disaster Capitalism and Migrant Worker Organising in Aotearoa/New Zealand, by Edward Miller and Dennis Maga

Part IV: North America
11. Migrante, Abante: Building Filipino Migrant Worker Leadership through Participatory Action Research, by Valerie Francisco
12. Temporary Employment Agency Workers in Montreal: Immigrant and Migrant Workers’ Struggles in Canada, by Aziz Choudry and Mostafa Henaway
Contributor biographies
Index
Review Quotes
Samia Botmeh, Birzeit University, Palestin
“Timely and provocative. . . . Just Work? is a smart and original contribution. . . . It is a unique combination of theory and illustrative case studies.”
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