Book Launch for Working for Respect: Community and Conflict at Walmart

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On Monday, October 22, our university community, friends from NYU and CUNY, and members of the public gathered at Columbia Journalism School to celebrate the launch of Adam Reich and Peter Bearman's new book Working for Respect: Community and Conflict at Walmart. We thank everyone for coming - it was a lively crowd!

You can learn more about and purchase the book here.

Release of Adam Reich and Peter Bearman’s new book, Working for Respect: Community and Conflict at Walmart

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Working for Respect is an examination of the position of workers in places like Walmart in the struggle for economic and social justice. Reich and Bearman focus on the unique position of Walmart in the American workforce and what this model poses for the future of labor. One possible future which they discuss, Walmartism, looks at the ways that increasingly centralized control limits workers’ ability to control their working conditions and their lives.

By matching student activists with the Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart), Reich and Bearman pursue questions of collective identity, the role of traditional unions and the relationship between social ties and social change culminating in this book which stands as an important reflection on the development and future of the modern workplace.

The book is now available for pre-order.

Summer Internship Application: Summer for Respect: Walmart Organizing and Oral History Project

Summer Internship Application: Summer for Respect: Walmart Organizing and Oral History Project
To mark the anniversary of Freedom Summer, OUR Walmart and Columbia University's Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics (INCITE) are teaming up on a program to document and the economic disenfranchisement that continues to afflict our country. Students from around the country, hand-in-hand with Walmart worker-leaders, will participate in an intensive summer of organizing and oral history documentation.
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