Selected Publications


  • Suburban Sweatshops: The Fight for Immigrant Rights (Belknap/Harvard University Press, 2005)

Articles and Symposium Contributions

  • Tensions in Rhetoric and Reality at the Intersection of Work and Immigration, Symposium on Persistent Puzzles in Immigration Law, 2 UC Irvine Law Review 125 (2012)
  • "People Are Not Bananas: How Immigration Differs from Trade," 104 Northwestern Law Review 1109 (2010)
  • "Strengthening Labor Standards Enforcement through Partnerships with Workers’ Organizations" (with Janice Fine), 38 Politics and Society 552 (2010) (peer-reviewed)
  • "Rethinking Work and Citizenship" (with R.A. Lenhardt), 55 UCLA Law Review 1161 (2008)
  • "The Lawyer Is Not the Protagonist: Community Campaigns, Law, and Social Change," 95 California Law Review 2133 (2007)
  • "Transnational Labor Citizenship," 80 Southern California Law Review 503 (2007)
  • "Citizenship Talk: Bridging the Gap Between Race and Immigration Scholarship" (with R.A. Lenhardt), 75 Fordham Law Review 2493 (2007)
  • "Law, Lawyers and Labor: The United Farm Workers’ Legal Strategy in the 1960s and 1970s and the Role of Law in Union Organizing Today," 8 Penn J. Labor & Emp. Law 1 (2005)
  • "We Make the Road by Walking: Immigrant Workers, the Workplace Project and the Struggle for Social Change," 30 Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review 407 (1995)

Book Chapters

  • Misconceptions about Labor and Migration, in GLOBAL MIGRATION: MYTHS AND REALITIES (Anja Weisbrock and Diego Acosta, eds., Praeger International, forthcoming 2014)
  • Holding the Line on Workplace Standards: What Works for Immigrant Workers (and What Doesn’t)? in WHAT WORKS FOR WORKERS (Ruth Milkman and Joseph McCartin, eds., Russell Sage, forthcoming 2013).
  • The Impact of a New Law on a Movement: The Case of the UFW and the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act, in CAUSE LAWYERS AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS (Austin Sarat and Stuart Scheingold, ed.s, Stanford University Press, 2006)
  • Let Them Vote, in A COMMUNITY OF EQUALS: THE CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTION OF NEW AMERICANS (Owen Fiss, et. al., eds., Beacon Press, 1999)

Policy Papers and Reports

Other Publications

  • Subcontractor Servitude (Op-ed), New York Times (September 2, 2013)
  • Sweatshop Diplomacy (Op-ed), New York Times (August 25, 2011)
  • "Citizens of the Global Economy," New Labor Forum vol. 20 no. 1 (Winter 2011)
  • "Workers Without Borders" (Op-ed), New York Times (March 9, 2009)
  • "American Sweatshops," Boston Review (Summer 2005)
  • "Organizing Low-Wage Immigrants," WorkingUSA vol. 5 no. 1 (2001)
  • "Immigrants Fight the Power," The Nation (January 3, 2000)