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Blue and Green: The Drive for Justice at America's Port

Scott L. Cummings


This book is about the struggle over the future of work and the environment on the edge of the global economy. It traces the history of conflict in an industry that is not widely known, but sits at the epicentre for the global supply chain: short-haul trucking responsible for moving the mass of imports from enormous cargo ships to warehouses and retailers around the country. The book’s specific focus is on the largest and most important campaign at the nation’s largest and most important port complex, which straddles the border of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California. Over nearly two decades ... More

Keywords: social movements, economic justice, environmental justice, low-wage work, law and social movements, lawyering for social change, Los Angeles, urban studies, labor law, local government law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780262036986
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262036986.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Scott L. Cummings, author
University of California, Los Angeles