we are all fast food workers, the global uprising against poverty wages now

We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now: The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages

by Annelise Orleck Author

"We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now": The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages gives readers insight to the realities of globalization from the perspective of low-wage workers who have sparked a new labor movement. These stories from small farmers, fast-food servers, retail workers, adjunct professors and more worker-activists show how these people are fighting for respect, safety, and living wages.

Chapters cover topics such as poverty wages, the history of the labor struggle, dismantling capitalism, OUR Walmart and the Uprising of Retail Workers, the New Civil Rights Movement, the rising of the Global Precariat, the organization of garment workers in the age of fast fashion, the global uprising of peasants and farmworkers, and the future of the labor movement. With photographs by Liz Cooke and drawing from interviews with activists in the US and across the world, these are stories of resistance, rebellion, and hope.

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