We Are All Fast Food Workers Now traces the evolution of a new global labor movement sparked and sustained by low-wage workers around the world. The result of 140 interviews by award-winning historian Annelise Orleck, and with original photographs by Liz Cooke, this is a an intimate look at globalization and its costs, a story of resistance and rebellion, and a reflection on hope and change.
Annelise Orleck is professor of history at Dartmouth College and the author of five books on the history of US women, politics, immigration, and activism. She lives in Thetford Center, Vermont.
"Stunning in its breadth and impact, filled with vivid characters from many countries who speak in as many languages, the book is an epic achievement--it shows us globalization from the perspective of the people who do its work. It is proof that a superb historian can reveal the often hidden present as well as the past." --Linda Gordon, author of The Second Coming of the KKK
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The story of low-wage workers rising up around the world to demand respect and a living wage.