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Crisis LawyeringEffective Legal Advocacy in Emergency Situations$
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Ray Brescia and Eric Stern

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781479801701

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479801701.001.0001

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Scaling Worker Cooperatives as an Economic Justice Tool for Communities in Crises

Scaling Worker Cooperatives as an Economic Justice Tool for Communities in Crises

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Crisis Lawyering

Carmen Huertas-Noble

Missy Risser-Lovings

Christopher Adams

NYU Press

We face a multitude of concurrent crises today acutely manifesting among marginalized communities. Too many lives are threatened by economic insecurity, food insecurity, ubiquitous surveillance, and the constant threat of violence perpetuated or endorsed by the state. All are created by a brutal system that perpetuates itself by controlling the ultimate unrenewable resources—health and time—and are further exacerbated by racial animus. This chapter identifies challenges and responses that attorneys may experience when embracing an integrative lawyering approach in partnership with conceivers of large-scale economic development projects that operationalize principles of economic democracy in the form of cooperatively owned and governed union co-ops that center labor as sovereign and serve as bulwarks against the rapacious excesses of our political and economic systems.

Keywords:   union co-ops, food insecurity, economic democracy, integrative lawyering, health, labor as sovereign

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