Union responses to mass immigration: The case of Miami, USA Article

Nissen, B, Grenier, G. (2001). Union responses to mass immigration: The case of Miami, USA . 33(3), 567-592. 10.1111/1467-8330.00199

cited authors

  • Nissen, B; Grenier, G

fiu authors

abstract

  • This article places the attitudes of US unions toward immigrants within the context of a "globalized" environment and a contested and problematic history of the US labor movement regarding its conflicting tendencies toward international solidarity and nationalism. Following a review of that history, the article examines the relationships of four unions in the heavily immigrant Miami, Florida area with immigrant workers in the past four decades. The evidence indicates that explanations for differing responses can be found in the union's structure, its external environment, its leadership's vision and ideology, and its internal "cultural" practices.

publication date

  • January 1, 2001

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 567

end page

  • 592

volume

  • 33

issue

  • 3