Joe Iosbaker, Jesus Rodriguez-Espinosa and Kim Scipes
600 W College Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32306, United States
Scipes graduated from Florida State University in 1975.
Kortenaerkade 12, 2518 AX Den Haag, Netherlands
Scipes graduated from the Institute of Social Studies in 1991.
1200 W Harrison St, Chicago, IL 60607, United States
In 2003, Scipes became Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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Westville, Indiana, United States
Scipes has worked at Purdue University Northwest since 2004.
(Building Global Labor Solidarity in a Time of Acceleratin...)
Building Global Labor Solidarity in a Time of Accelerating Globalization is a call for international solidarity to resist the assaults on labor’s power. This collection of essays by international labor activists and academics examines models of worker solidarity, different forms of labor organizations, and those models’ and organizations’ relationships to social movements and civil society.
Scipes received Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology from the Florida State University in 1975. He then earned his Master of Arts degree in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies in 1991. In 2003, Scipes became Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Scipes served as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps for four years from 1969. Scipes worked in a number of jobs at the beginning of his career. He held positions of a printer for more than nine years, as well as a high school teacher and office worker.
Scipes holds a post of a Professor of Sociology and has taught on the Westville Campus of Purdue University Northwest since 2004. He specializes in labor, both domestically and around the world. In the summers, Scipes teaches at Ton Duc Thang University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
He is the author of three books - KMU: Building Genuine Trade Unionism in the Philippines (1996), AFL-CIO's Secret War against Developing Country Workers: Solidarity or Sabotage? (2010) and Building Global Labor Solidarity in a Time of Accelerating Globalization (2016). Additionally, Scipes published more than 200 articles in the United States and other countries. Currently, he has done research in the Philippines, Venezuela, and South Africa, as well.
(Building Global Labor Solidarity in a Time of Acceleratin...)2016
Scipes is a long-time activist in the United States labor movement. He considers that any labor organization must be built on member democracy, where members control the union, and not just the formal leaders. He thinks that’s been a big failure of the established labor movement. But Scipes argues for a broader conceptualization of unionism that I’ve called “social justice unionism” whereby the union advances the interests of all of its members (or at least the large majority), at work and in their community or society.
Scipes is a long-time member of the Research Committee on Labor (RC44 Labor Movement). He is also a member of the American Sociological Association, with memberships in the Labor and Labor Movements, Collective Behavior and Social Movements and Global and Transnational Sociology sections, as well as the National Writers Union.
Scipes is married to Johanna Buwalda.