Organizing Informal Workers to Win: Lessons from Informal Domestic and Construction Workers in Six Countries
JUSTIN MCBRIDE, CHRIS TILLY, RINA AGARWALA, JENNIFER CHUN, GEORGINA ROJAS, BEN SCULLY, SARAH SWIDER, NIK THEODORE
March 22, 2021Global Research, Publications, Report
Every day across the world, in the face of very difficult circumstances, informal workers are collectively putting their livelihoods on the line to build a better future for themselves, their families, and their societies. This study of informal construction and household workers and their organizations in China, India, South Korea, Mexico, South Africa, and the United States has demonstrated what informal worker organizations can accomplish and how. The study found that regardless of the sector or nation, by banding together, informal workers have been successful in expanding their rights and building power.