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Friday, June 19, 2015

Leading International Journal Reviews Book by Professor Ruben Garcia

Ruben J. Garcia is a professor of law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

Recently, leading international peer-reviewed journal Work, employment & society conducted a review of Professor Garcia’s book titled “Marginal Workers: How Legal Fault Lines Divide Workers and Leave Them Without Protection.” 

In the article, titled “From the middle to the margins: addressing job insecurity, income inequality and social fragmentation,” the author reviewed two books, including Professor Garcia’s.

The review read: “Garcia shows convincingly how these apparently disparate groups of workers are all subjected to exclusionary and exploitative employment practices. Particularly valuable is his emphasis on labour rights that go beyond the ‘core’ International Labour Organization (ILO) rights of Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining towards universal rights that include all workers, regardless of their union or citizenship status. …Garcia also effectively highlights the need for a set of minimum standards for all employees, which could draw upon the ILO’s criteria for ‘decent work’ and its recommendations for human rights and social protection to achieve ‘fair and inclusive globalization’ (see International Labour Organization (ILO), 2011; McCann, 2008)."

Work, employment & society is a journal of the British Sociological Association and covers all aspects of work, employment and unemployment, and their connections with wider social processes and social structures.

A recognized expert in the field of labor and employment law, Professor Garcia teaches Labor Law, Employment Law, Constitutional Law, and Professional Responsibility at the Boyd School of Law. He has been quoted in the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Las Vegas Review-Journal, among others, and has appeared on national and local radio and television programs.