Author

Gregory Pratt

Date Approved

2007

Degree Type

Open Access Senior Honors Thesis

Department

Social Work

First Advisor

Lynn Nybell, MSW PhD

Second Advisor

Barbara Walters, MSW PhD

Abstract

It is clear that Michigan has an economy that is currently in transition from a high-wage manufacturing base to a lower-wage service based economy. This qualitative research explores worker and labor organizer experiences of the conditions surrounding one category of service workers in Washtenaw County – non-unionized grocery store/retail workers. Implications for organizing low-wage workers in Washtenaw County will be highlighted in this paper.

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