Ruth M. Milkman is a professor of sociology at City University of New York Graduate Center.
Her areas of academic research are gender, industrial sociology and comparative and historical sociology; the sociology of work, labor history and contemporary unionism.
She is the author or coauthor of nine books, including Rebuilding Labor: Organizing and Organizers in the New Union (2004 with Kim Voss); LA. Story: Immigrant Workers and the Future of the U.S. Labor Movement (2006), and Working for Justice: The L.A. Model of Organizing and Advocacy (2010 with Joshua Bloom and Victor Narro).
Milkman received her master's degree and doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley; she received her bachelor's degree Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University.
Co-authored (with Eileen Appelbaum) "Leaves that Pay: Employer and Worker Experiences with Paid Leave in California"
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