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date: 25 June 2022

Worker Justice Campaignslocked

Worker Justice Campaignslocked

  • Fred BrooksFred BrooksGeorgia State University
  •  and Amanda GutwirthAmanda GutwirthGeorgia State University

Summary

If one of the goals of macro social work in the United States is to decrease poverty and inequality, by most measures it has largely failed that mission over the past 40 years. After briefly documenting the four-decade rise in inequality and extreme poverty in the United States, three organizing campaigns are highlighted—living wage, Fight for $15, and strikes by public school educators—that fought hard to reverse such trends. A strategy, “bargaining for the common good,” which was implemented across those campaigns, is analyzed as a key ingredient to their success.

Subjects

  • Macro Practice
  • Poverty
  • Social Justice and Human Rights

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