Women Crossing Borders to Organize

TitleWomen Crossing Borders to Organize
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsQuan, K.
EditorCobble, D. S.
Book TitleThe Sex of Class: Women and the Future of U.S. Labor Movements
PublisherCornell ILR Press
CityIthaca, NY
Keywordscross border organizing, gender, labor organizing, organizing, organizing strategies
Abstract

Chapter examines three campaigns involving women workers organizing across borders. The author analyzes why the workers decided to engage in cross border organizing, what benefits they gained from this, and what role their supporters played. The author then compares the three organizing strategies to note key differences among them and draw observations about gender issues in organizing, and finally discusses implications for future labor organizing.