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The City, RevisitedUrban Theory from Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York$
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Dennis R. Judd and Dick Simpson

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816665754

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816665754.001.0001

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The Sun Also Rises in the West

The Sun Also Rises in the West

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(p.79) 5 The Sun Also Rises in the West
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The City, Revisited
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Amy Bridges

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816665754.003.0005

This chapter provides an account of the Justice for Janitors (JfJ) campaign, which began in Los Angeles in 1988. It details how the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) organized janitors in the city and helped them secure raises, health insurance, vacations, sick pay, and of course, union recognition. It offers parallels to events in other cities, both contemporary and earlier in the twentieth century. Having shown that L.A. is not altogether peculiar but an example of processes both current and historical, the chapter turns to the L.A. School and the Chicago School to determine how either provides insight into the successes of janitors’ mobilization for justice.

Keywords:   Los Angeles, Chicago, L.A. School, Justice for Janitors, union recognition, Service Employees International Union

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