All You That Labor Hardback

Religion and Ethics in the Living Wage Movement

by C. Melissa Snarr

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All You That Labor

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In the early 1990s, a grassroots coalition of churches in Baltimore, Maryland helped launch what would become a national movement. Joining forces with labor and low-wage worker organizations, they passed the first municipal living wage ordinance. Since then, over 144 municipalities and counties as well as numerous universities and local businesses in the United States have enacted such ordinances. Although religious persons and organizations have been important both in the origins of the living wage movement and in its continuing success, they are often ignored or under analyzed. Drawing on participant observation in multiple cities, All You That Labor analyzes and evaluates the contributions of religious activists to the movement. The book explores the ways religious organizations do this work in concert with low-wage workers, the challenges religious activists face, and how people of faith might better nurture moral agency in relation to the political economy. Ultimately, C. Melissa Snarr provides clarity on how to continue to cultivate, renew, and expand religious resources dedicated to the moral agency of low-wage workers and their allies.

All You That Labor by C. Melissa Snarr was published by New York University Press in August 2011. The ISBN for All You That Labor is 9780814741122.

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Details for All You That Labor

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherNew York University Press (August 2011)
Number of Pages224
Thickness16 mm
Height228 mm
Width162 mm
Product Code4026320
Page last updated 1st October 2018
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