Harvest of Struggle
Developing case studies about the long-term impacts of union organizing on low-wage workers
This grant supports a one-year project to conduct case studies building on Kate Bronfenbrenner’s inequality research on low-income women of color who organize with a union and win. The study provides a team of eight undergraduate researchers the opportunity to interview workers and union leaders in communities across the country about longer term impacts of union organizing and first contract campaigns. The project is important to community partners in the labor movement, as the case studies will contribute to their understanding of what works best in their efforts to address racial, gender and economic inequality.
Topics: Access, Equity and Justice; Economic Vitality and Entrepreneurship; Law, Government and Policy
Kate Bronfenbrenner, Department of Labor Relations, Law and History
School of Industrial and Labor Relations
- Community partner: American Federation of Teachers
- Community partner: American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
- Community partner: SEIU
- Community partner: United Steelworkers
- Community partner: Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union/UFCW
- Community partner: Communications Workers of America
- Community partner: Teamsters
Engaged Opportunity Grants
Supporting a wide range of community-engaged learning projects, from student leadership programs and partnership building to events and conference travel. Open to all faculty and staff.