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Precarious Claims

The Promise and Failure of Workplace Protections in the United States

Shannon Gleeson

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Precarious Claims tells the human story behind the bureaucratic process of fighting for justice in the U.S. workplace. The global economy has fueled vast concentrations of wealth that have driven a demand for cheap and flexible labor. Workplace violations such as wage theft, unsafe work environments, and discrimination are widespread in low-wage industries such as retail, restaurants, hospitality, and domestic work, where jobs are often held by immigrants and other vulnerable workers. How and why do these workers, despite enormous barriers, come forward to seek justice, and what happens once they do? Based on extensive fieldwork in Northern California, Gleeson investigates the array of gatekeepers with whom workers must negotiate in the labor standards enforcement bureaucracy and, ultimately, the limited reach of formal legal protections. The author also tracks how workplace injustices—and the arduous process of contesting them—carry long-term effects on their everyday lives. Workers sometimes win, but their chances are precarious at best.

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labor issues in the us, labor and employment in the us, working class rights, worker protections, labor organization, immigrant workers, worker organization, workplace issues in low wage occupations, wage theft, unsafe work environments, working class issues, vulnerable workers in the us, race and ethnicity in low paying jobs, american labor laws, workplace issues in the us, equal employment protection, inequality and power at work