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Global Unions, Local Power

by Jamie K. McCallum ILR Press (October 17, 2013)

News about labor unions is usually pessimistic, focusing on declining membership and failed campaigns. But there are encouraging signs that the labor movement is evolving its strategies to benefit workers in...

Informal Workers and Collective Action

by Adrienne E. Eaton, Susan J. Schurman & Martha A. Chen ILR Press (April 03, 2017)

Informal Workers and Collective Action features nine cases of collective action to improve the status and working conditions of informal workers. Adrienne E. Eaton, Susan J. Schurman, and Martha A. Chen set...

Transnational Tortillas

by Carolina Bank Munoz ILR Press

This book looks at the flip side of globalization: How does a company from the Global South behave differently when it also produces in the Global North? A Mexican tortilla company, "Tortimundo," has two production...

Achieving Workers' Rights in the Global Economy

by Richard P. Appelbaum & Nelson Lichtenstein ILR Press (May 19, 2016)

The world was shocked in April 2013 when more than 1,100 garment workers lost their lives in the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory complex in Dhaka. It was the worst industrial tragedy in the two-hundred-year...

The Chicken Trail

by Kathleen C. Schwartzman ILR Press

In The Chicken Trail, Kathleen C. Schwartzman examines the impact of globalization-and of NAFTA in particular-on the North American poultry industry, focusing on the displacement of African American workers...

Phone Clones

by Kiran Mirchandani ILR Press

Transnational customer service workers are an emerging touchstone of globalization given their location at the intersecting borders of identity, class, nation, and production. Unlike outsourced manufacturing...

Buoyancy on the Bayou

by Jill Ann. Harrison ILR Press

Over the past several decades, shrimp has transformed from a luxury food to a kitchen staple. While shrimp-loving consumers have benefited from the lower cost of shrimp, domestic shrimp fishers have suffered,...

Walmart in China

by Anita Chan ILR Press

Walmart and "Made in China" are practically synonymous; Walmart imports some 70 percent of its merchandise from China. Walmart is now also rapidly becoming a major retail presence there, with close to two hundred...

Solidarity Transformed

by Mark S. Anner ILR Press

Mark S. Anner spent ten years working with labor unions in Latin America and returned to conduct eighteen months of field research: he found himself in the middle of violent raids, was detained and interrogated...