New Book: Community organizing

Posted by on May 24, 2002


From: “Louise Simmons”

I wanted to pass this along the list; I have the book and have skimmed it; it looks really interesting. The author, David Reynolds, has done a lot of other great work on living wage campaigns:

Taking the High Road: Communities Organize for Economic Change, by David Reynolds, takes a detailed look at how labor today is joining with community groups to change the rules of corporate behavior. Reynolds tells to story of such campaigns as to raise state minimum wages, enact local living wage laws, fight for fairness in contingent work, form high road partnerships with employers, require corporate subsidy accountability, and join with environmentalists to redirect suburban sprawl. He also examines the lessons for creating public wealth and economic democracy that Americans can draw from half a century of Social Democracy in Europe. Taking the High Road offers a real how-to guide for strategizing about economic change. $28.95. Available from M.E. Sharpe,

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