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Ruth Milkman

Ruth Milkman is a sociologist and the director of UCLA's Institute of Industrial Relations. Her essay is drawn from her book L.A. Story: Immigrant Workers and the Future of the U.S. Labor Movement.

Non-college-educated U.S.-born workers have every reason to be enraged by declining wages and living standards, but more restrictive immigration policies won’t solve these problems.

Ruth Milkman

The unlikely spark for a rebirth of labor.

Ruth Milkman