Multinational Monitor

OCT 2001
VOL 22 No. 10


Payday Profiteers: Payday Lenders Target the Working Poor
by Kari Lydersen

Renting to Owe: Rent-to-Own Companies Prey on Low-Income Consumers
by Jake Lewis


The View from Below
How the U.S. Working Poor Don’t Get By
an interview with
Barbara Ehrenreich

Migrating from
Exploitation to Dignity
Immigrant Women Workers and the Struggle for Justice
an interview with
Miriam Ching Yoon Louie

The Community Development Credit Union Alternative
an interview with
Clifford Rosenthal


Behind the Lines

Wartime Opportunism

The Front
Easy on Sunday Morning - Poverty and Mental Health

The Lawrence Summers Memorial Award

Names In the News



Organizations Publications

National Federation of
Community Development
Credit Unions
120 Wall Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10005
E-mail: [email protected]

Consumer Federation of America
1424 16th Street, NW, Suite 604
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: [email protected]

U.S. Public Interest
Research Group
218 D Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
E-mail: [email protected]

National Consumer Law Center
1629 K Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
E-mail: [email protected]

Consumers Union
1666 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 310
Washington, DC 20009
E-mail: [email protected]

Woodstock Institute
407 South Dearborn, Suite 550
Chicago, IL 60605
[email protected]

Fuerza Unida
710 New Laredo Highway
San Antonio, TX 78211
E-mail:[email protected]

Korean Immigrant Workers
Advocate (KIWA)
3465 West 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90005
E-mail: [email protected]

Women of Color Resource Center
2288 Fulton Street, Suite 103
Berkeley, CA 94704-1449
E-mail:[email protected]

Asian Immigrant
Women Advocates
310 Eighth Street, Suite 301
Oakland, CA 94607
E-mail: [email protected]

National Mobilization Against Sweatshops
P.O. Box 130293
New York, NY 10013-0995
E-mail: [email protected]

Sweatshop Watch
310 Eighth Street, Suite 309
Oakland, CA 94607
E-mail: [email protected]

United for a Fair Economy
37 Temple Place, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02111
Email:[email protected]

739 8th Street, SE
Washington DC 20003
E-mail: [email protected]

Institute for Policy Studies
733 15th Street, NW, Suite 1020
Washington, D.C. 20005
E-mail: [email protected]

The Free Burma Coalition
1101 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE #204 Washington, D.C. 20003
E-mail: [email protected]


Nickel and Dimed: On (Not)
Getting By in America
By Barbara Ehrenreich
New York: Henry Holt & Co., 2001

Fear of Falling: The Inner Life of the Middle Class
By Barbara Ehrenreich
New York: Harper Collins, 1990

Sweatshop Warriors: Immigrant Women Workers Take on the Global Factory
By Miriam Ching Yoon Louie
Boston: South End Press, 2001

Women’s Education in the
Global Economy
By Linda Burnham and Miriam
Ching Yoon Louie
Berkeley, CA: Women of Color
Resource Center, 2000

Women in the Global Factory
By Annette Fuentes
and Barbara Ehrenreich
Boston: South End Press, 1998

Behind the Label: Inequality in
the Los Angeles Apparel Industry
By Edna Bonacich, et. al.
Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press, 2000

Living Wage: Building a Fair Economy
By Robert Pollin and Stephanie Luce
New York: New Press, 1998

Raise The Floor: Wages And Policies
That Work For All Of Us
By Holly Sklar, et. al.
New York: Ms. Foundation, 2001

Merchants of Misery: How Corporate America Profits from Poverty
By Michael Hudson, ed.
Monroe, Maine:
Common Courage Press, 1996


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