“Our revenge will be the laughter of our children.” – Bobby Sands
Jake Alimahomed-Wilson is Assistant Professor of Sociology at California State University, Long Beach, and is currently director of CSULB’s Metropolitan and Policy Studies Network (MAPS). His research interests broadly focus on the intersections of race, gender and labor, especially how the working class is divided along these axes of stratification. He is the co-author of Getting the Goods: Ports, Labor, and the Logistics Revolution (with Edna Bonacich; Cornell University Press, 2008).
Labor Topics Jake Can Speak About
Racism in the labor movement. Sexism in the labor movement. Masculinity and unionism. How capitalism relies on the division of workers along racial and gender lines. How race and gender affect jobless rates, hiring practices, etc. Port workers and the logistics industry. Globalization and trade. Anarchism and labor.
What can students do today to get involved in the Labor Movement?
A great place to start is to learn about, and support all picket lines of unionized workers on college campuses, especially janitors, service workers, staff, and faculty. There are ample
What labor leader, past or present, had the biggest influence on you?
The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and the anarchist writings of Emma Goldman.
How can students and faculty connect with you? (I.e. a link to your website, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.).
Students: please email me, no question is too small. Or visit the MAPS website: www.csulb.edu/cla/maps