Unions In A Globalized Environment Changing Borders Organizational Boundaries And Social Roles

Author: Bruce Nissen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315290995
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How can American unions survive in our increasingly globalized business environment? With the trend toward multinational corporations, free trade pacts, and dismantling import barriers, organized labor has been steadily losing ground in the United States. This book argues that to reverse this trend, U.S. unions must create ties with workers and unions in other countries, and include the ever-increasing number of immigrant workers in their ranks. And it calls for a shift toward "social movement unionism, " which would change unions' orientation from exclusively market-focused and more toward social issues and rights.

Globalisation Modernity And Social Change

Author: Jörg Dürrschmidt
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113704070X
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Uses an innovative conceptual approach to explore the way in which processes of globalization transform and impact upon everyday life. Engaging with a range of theories and concepts, the book provides an accessible discussion of modern issues for students of Globalization and Sociology.

Labor And The American Left

Author: Mel van Elteren
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786488808
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"This book explores relations between organized labor and left-wing parties and movements in America at crucial junctures from the 1870s to the present. Providing fresh insight into current political developments, it highlights emerging alternatives and major challenges facing labor and the left today"--Provided by publisher.

Partnering For Change

Author: David B. Reynolds
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765631725
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In the past decade unions and community groups have come together around a wide range of campaigns for economic justice -- from fighting for living wages, to electing progressive champions, to questioning market-oriented economic development, to promoting anti-sprawl/smart growth efforts. Partnering for Change brings together activists and intellectuals on the forefront of these organizing efforts. They discuss general patterns of labor-community coalitions in terms of alliances between unions and such community players as environmentalists, religious groups, low-income organizations, and local employers. The contributors also offer a wealth of case studies such as the successful campaign for corporate subsidy accountability in Minnesota, Vermont's Liveable Wage Camapign, The Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership, and the model regional power building projects of the South Bay AFL-CIO. The volume's editor, David Reynolds, combines a broad overview of labor- community coalitions, practical examples applicable to diverse communities, and an appreciation of the challenges as well as the opportunities for building the movement for economic change.

Varieties Of Unionism

Author: Carola M. Frege
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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Summary: As unions face an ongoing crisis all over the industrialized world, they have often been portrayed as outmoded remnants of an old economic structure. This book argues that despite structural shifts in the economy and in politics, unions retain important functions for capitalist economies as well as for political democracy.

Development Ngos And Labor Unions

Author: Deborah Eade
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781565491960
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* Contains essays from international labor lawyers, trade unionists, NGO campaigners, corporate-watchers, scholars, and activists * Includes perspectives from diverse groups including the Development Policy Centre, Nigeria; the Nike Watch Campaign; Union Aid Abroad; Social Accountability International; Women Working Worldwide; PSI Research Unit; War on Want; Friedrich Ebert Stiftung; and the Workers’ Educational Association * Case studies from Iran, the Ukraine, Nigeria, and the South Pacific Dvelopment NGOs and labor unions have much to gain from collaborating in the pursuit of a social justice and rights agenda, yet the two sectors have traditionally tended to operate independently of one another. The "another world is possible" movement; a continuing series of anti-globalization protests; and conflicting views on core labor standards, corporate codes of conduct, and the WTO have placed civil society organizations at the center of public debates on global governance. While NGOs and unions will naturally pursue diverse strategies and tactics, neither sector can afford to go it alone. The essays collected in this volume elucidate some of the underlying tensions between trade unions and NGOs and illustrate the scope for constructive and respectful dialogue -- and potential partnership -- between them.

Globalization And Change

Author: Berch Berberoglu
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Globalization and Change: The Transformation of Global Capitalism explores the capitalist implications of globalization from a critical and historical perspective. By looking at the contradictions inherent in globalization, this book provides a thorough understanding of the labor issues behind and fight against the capitalist global economy.

Work In America An Encyclopedia Of History Policy And Society

Author: Carl E. Horn
Publisher: Abc-clio
ISBN: 9781576076767
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Alphabetically arranged entries cover such work issues as health insurance, immigration, sweatshops, drug testing, affirmative action, and the effects of globalization and information technology on work processes.