The study takes the reader through the labyrinth of issues related with employment and civil rights, organized labour, immigration and benefits in the context of the global knowledge economy. Yoon Louise sends a powerful message through the personal accounts of those, who have been exploited in sweatshop factories for the past several decades. In an engaging manner, she reconstructs the stories of three generation of women immigrants from Mexico, Korea and China, and their ordeals in a desperate quest for economic survival and better life. Seeing immigrant women workers as a major component of the global work force, the author explores the political, historical and social conditions of their organized struggle for justice, recognition and equality. Divided in six chapters, the book follows the stories of women in New York, Oakland and Los Angeles (Yoon Louise 9-12).
Most of the information in the book comes from the personal stories of female factory workers in different parts of the US, which the author has collected in the course of several years. Her interviewees are women from China, Mexico and Korea, who are first or second generation immigrants. ...Show more