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Selected Articles and Chapters



For a full list, see c.v.  Selected articles and chapters below are available here as downloadable pdfs or web links.

"Stratification Among In-Home Care Workers in the United States,"  Critical Sociology (2023)  pdf

"The Amazon Labor Union's Historic Breakthrough,"  Dissent, April 8, 2022.  link

"Grocery Unions under the Gun in New York City and the Nation," New Labor Forum, vol.31, no. 2  (Sept. 2022). pdf

"The Transformation of Protest," (with Stephanie Luce and Penny Lewis), The Nation, vol. 313, no. 7 (Oct. 4-11, 2021), pp. 14-17.  pdf

"Immigrant and Refugee Youth Organizing in Solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives," (with Veronica Terriquez) Gender & Society, vol. 35, no. 4 (Aug. 2020):  577-87.  pdf

"Gender, Class, and the Gig Economy:  The Case of Platform-Based Food Delivery" (with Luke Elliott-Negri, Kathleen Griesbach, and Adam Reich), Critical Sociology, vol. 47, no. 3 (2021).   pdf

"Employers, Not Immigrants, Hurt American Workers," Boston Review, April 27, 2021  link


"Algorithmic Control in Platform Food Delivery Work" (with Kathleen Griesbach, Adam Reich, and Luke Elliott-Negri). Socius, vol. 5:  1-15.  pdf


"Immigrants Didn't Kill Your Union,"  Dissent (Spring 2019), pp. 57-64.  pdf


"The World We Have Lost:  U.S. Labor in the Obama Years," in Wilbur C. Rich, ed. Looking Back on President Barack Obama's Legacy (Palgrave MacMillan, 2019), pp. 115-131.  pdf


"Low-Wage Worker Organziing and Advocacy in the USA:  Comparing Domestic Workers and Day Laborers," Political Power and Social Theory, vol. 35 (2018) pdf


"Immigrants are not the cause of labour degradation," Nature Human Behavior, 16 April 2018.  pdf


"Trump and the Future of U.S. Labor," Novos Estudios (Brazil), vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 99-115 pdf


"The Senior Precariat," New Labor Forum, vol. 26, isssue 1 (January 2018), pp. 1-8 pdf


"Organizing the Academic Precariat in the United States," (with Celeste Atkins, Louis Esparza and Catherine Moran), Global Labor Journal, vol. 9, no. 1 (2018), pp. 76-81. pdf


"Labor Unions and the Great Recession" (with Stephanie Luce), RSF:  The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, vol. 3, no. 3 (April 2017) pdf


"A New Political Generation: Millennials and the Post-2008 Wave of Protest," American Sociological Review, vol. 82, no. 1 (February 2017) pdf


"The Double Game of Unions and The Labor Movement," in Players and Arenas: The Interactive Dynamics of Protest, eds. James M. Jasper and Jan Wilhelm Duyvendak (Amsterdam Univ. Press, 2015), pp. 169-86. pdf


Review of Thomas Piketty, Capital in the 21st Century in the European Journal of Sociology, vol. 55. no. 3 (2014) pdf


"Millennial Movements:  Occupy Wall Street and the Dreamers," Dissent, vol. 61, no. 3 (Summer 2014) pdf


"Back to the Future?  U.S. Labor in the New Gilded Age," British Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 51,

no. 4 (December 2013), pp. 645-665. pdf


“‘We Are the Ones Who Are Out in Front’:  Women’s Leadership in the Immigrant Rights Movement," (with        Veronica Terriquez), Feminist Studies, vol. 38, no. 3 (Fall 2012), pp. 723-752. pdf


“Wage and hour violations in urban labour markets: a comparison of Los Angeles, New York and Chicago,”      with Ana Luz Gonzalez and Peter Ikeler, Industrial Relations Journal, vol. 43, no. 5 (Sept. 2012), pp.              378-98. pdf


“L.A.’s Past, America’s Future?  The 2006 Immigrants Rights Protests and Their Antecedents,” in Rallying          for Immigrant Rights:  The Fight for Inclusion in 21st Century America, eds. Kim Voss and Irene                    Bloemraad (Berkeley:  University of California Press, 2011), pp. 201-214. pdf 


“Immigrant Workers, Precarious Work, and the U.S. Labor Movement,” Globalizations, vol. 8, no. 3 (June          2011), pp. 361-372.  pdf 


“Immigrant Workers and the Future of American Labor” ABA Journal of Labor and Employment Law, vol.        26, no. 2 (Winter 2011), pp. 295-310.  pdf


“Class Disparities, Market Fundamentalism and Work-Family Policy:  Lessons from California,” in Gender          Equality: Transforming Family Divisions of Labor, eds. Erik Olin Wright, Janet C. Gornick, and Marcia

     K. Meyers (New York: Verso, 2009), pp. 339-364.  pdf


“Putting Wages Back into Competition:  Deunionization and Degradation in Place-Bound Industries,” in The     Gloves-Off Economy:  Problems and Possibilities at the Bottom of America’s Labor Market, eds. Annette       Bernhardt, Heather Boushey, Laura Dresser, and Chris Tilly (Champaign, IL:  Labor and Employment           Relations Association, 2008), pp. 65-89.  pdf


“Two Worlds of Unionism:  Women and the New Labor Movement,” in The Sex of  Class: Women                     Transforming American Labor, ed. Dorothy Sue Cobble (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2007), pp. 63-80. pdf


“Labor Organizing Among Mexican-Born Workers in the U.S.:  Recent Trends and Future Prospects,”               Labor Studies Journal, vol. 32, no. 1 (March 2007), pp.  96-112.  pdf


“Divided We Stand,” New Labor Forum, vol. 15, no. 1 (Spring 2006), pp. 38-46.  pdf


“Win or Lose:  Lessons from Two Contrasting Union Campaigns,” Social Policy, vol. 35, no. 2 (2004-05), 

      pp. 43-47.  pdf


“Paid Family Leave in California:  New Research Findings” (with Eileen Appelbaum) The State of California       Labor 2004 (Berkeley:  University of California Press), pp. 45-67.  pdf


“California Union Membership:  A Turn-of-the-Century Portrait” (with Daisy Rooks) The State of 

     California Labor 2003 (Berkeley:  University of California Press), pp. 3-37.  pdf


“Reviving the American Labour Movement:  Institutions and Mobilization” (with Richard Hurd and Lowell        Turner) European Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 9, no. 1 (March 2003), pp. 99-117. pdf


“Growing Apart:  The ‘New Economy’ and Job Polarization in California, 1992-2000” (with Rachel E.                Dwyer) The State of California Labor 2002 (Berkeley:  University of California  Press), pp. 3-36. pdf


“Justice for Janitors in Los Angeles:  Lessons from Three Rounds of Negotiations” (with Christopher L.              Erickson, Catherine L. Fisk, Daniel J.B. Mitchell and Kent Wong) British Journal of Industrial Relations,        vol. 40, no. 3 (Sept. 2002), pp. 543-67. pdf


“Organizing Immigrant Workers: Case Studies from Southern California” (with Kent Wong) in Rekindling          the Movement:  Labor’s Quest for 21st Century Relevance, eds. Lowell Turner, Harry Katz and Richard        Hurd (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2000), pp. 99-128.  pdf


“The Macrosociology of Paid Domestic Labor” (with Ellen Reese and Benita Roth) Work and Occupations,

     vol. 25, no. 4 (Nov. 1998), pp. 483-510.  pdf


“The Impact of Foreign Investment on US Industrial Relations:  The Case of California's Japanese-owned 

     Plants," Economic and Industrial Democracy, vol. 13, no. 2 (May 1992), pp. 151-182.  pdf


"Technological Change in an Auto Assembly Plant:  The Impact on Workers' Tasks and Skills" (with                  Cydney Pullman) Work and Occupations, vol. 18, no. 2 (May 1991), pp. 123-146. pdf


“Gender and Trade Unionism in Historical Perspective,” in Women, Politics and Change, eds. Louise Tilly          and Patricia Gurin (New York:  Russell Sage Foundation, 1990), pp. 87-107.  pdf


“Women's History and the Sears Case,” Feminist Studies, vol. 12, No. 2 (Summer 1986). pp. 375-400.  pdf


“Redefining Women's Work:  The Sexual Division of Labor in the Auto Industry during World War II,”

     Feminist Studies, vol. 8, No. 2 (Summer 1982) pp. 337‑372.  pdf


"Women's Work and Economic Crisis:  Some Lessons of the Great Depression," Review of Radical Political

     Economics, vol. 8, No. 1 (Spring 1976), pp. 73‑97.  pdf

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