Labor and civil rights movements in the United States share the aspiration of empowering workers to attain economic and social justice in the workplace. From their inception, both movements have articulated goals that link individual dignity and group empowerment, economic access and fair treatment, legal entitlements and political mobilization. They proceed on the premise that the workplace is a site where vital economic interests and possibilities for self-development come together. Put otherwise, both forms of advocacy strive for a regime that links these concerns to do justice to the workplace as a site for the expression of democratic citizenship.
Civil Rights and Discrimination | Labor and Employment Law | Law
Susan P. Sturm,
Introduction: Reconnecting Labor and Civil Rights Advocacy,
U. Pa. J. Lab. & Emp. L.
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