KEY TERMS: "Employer Sanctions Provision" (Josephine Lee)

Presentations by: Monthly Review Press editor Michael Yates and Josephine Lee of Break the Chains Alliance, alongside JoAnne Lum of the Peter Kwong Immigrant Workers Learning Center.
Moderator: Scott Carter, Professor of Economics

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Michael Yates will give brief presentations outlining his book "Work Work Work." Josephine Lee will offer her on-the-ground perspective organizing with documented and undocumented workers, to begin the conversation. Both speakers will expand upon worsening workplace conditions across trades, such as those facing restaurant workers, cruise ship employees, farm laborers, poultry packers, hotel desk clerks, adjunct professors, etc, and the criminalization of a subordinate group of workers. Additionally, Lee will focus on the role the government plays in creating and maintaining this under-class as a tactic used to divide and control workers.

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The Peter Kwong Immigrant Workers Learning Center provides a space for working people across the country to analyze, question, debate, and learn from one another, bringing this back to their organizing work.

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The Break the Chains Alliance is a national effort to realize equal rights for all workers, starting with repealing employer sanctions provisions and ending the criminalization of immigrants.

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Monthly Review magazine and Monthly Review Press have been leading publishers of left scholarship since 1949. The first issue of Monthly Review (May 1949) featured Albert Einstein's classic essay, "Why Socialism?"

Our mission since then has been to offer readers a responsible platform for neglected and emerging scholarship grounded in critical analyses of capitalism, on a wide range of progressive issues. Monthly Review Press is an educational publisher, featuring a small and selected, but influential school of scholarly analysis which fills a demonstrable gap in the arena of socialist scholarship. Monthly Review’s distinctive contribution to the world of ideas has advanced an analysis that helps to explain the tendency of contemporary capitalism toward slow growth and stagnation, the growing environmental catastrophe, the continuing and deepening economic inequality between the rich and poor nations, and between the rich and poor everywhere.
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