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The Resource Global unions, local power : the new spirit of transnational labor organizing, Jamie K. McCallum

Global unions, local power : the new spirit of transnational labor organizing, Jamie K. McCallum

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Global unions, local power : the new spirit of transnational labor organizing
Title
Global unions, local power
Title remainder
the new spirit of transnational labor organizing
Statement of responsibility
Jamie K. McCallum
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Language
eng
Summary
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 rapidly changing global economic conditions. Global Unions, Local Power tells the story of the most successful and aggressive campaign ever waged by workers across national borders. It begins in the United States in 2007 as SEIU struggled to organize private security guards at G4S, a global security services company that is the second largest employer in the world. Failing in its bid, SEIU changed course and sought allies in other countries in which G4S operated. Its efforts resulted in wage gains, benefits increases, new union formations, and an end to management reprisals in many countries throughout the Global South, though close attention is focused on developments in South Africa and India. In this book, Jamie K. McCallum looks beyond these achievements to probe the meaning of some of the less visible aspects of the campaign. Based on more than two years of fieldwork in nine countries and historical research into labor movement trends since the late 1960s, McCallum's findings reveal several paradoxes. Although global unionism is typically concerned with creating parity and universal standards across borders, local context can both undermine and empower the intentions of global actors, creating varied and uneven results. At the same time, despite being generally regarded as weaker than their European counterparts, U.S. unions are in the process of remaking the global labor movement in their own image. McCallum suggests that changes in political economy have encouraged unions to develop new ways to organize workers. He calls these (3z (Bgovernance struggles, (3y (Bstrategies that seek not to win worker rights but to make new rules of engagement with capital in order to establish a different terrain on which to organize
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YDXCP
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1977-
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McCallum, Jamie K.
Dewey number
331.88
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6475.A1
LC item number
M33 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • International labor activities
  • Labor and globalization
  • Labor movement
  • Transnationalism
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • International labor activities
  • Labor and globalization
  • Transnationalism
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Global unions, local power : the new spirit of transnational labor organizing, Jamie K. McCallum
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Forging the new labor transnationalism : governance struggles and worker power -- The globalization of the organizing model -- The global campaign against G4S : globalizing governance struggles -- Transnationalism, mobilization, and renewal in South Africa : the battle with G4S in South Africa -- Organizing the "unorganized" : varieties of labor transnationalism in India
Control code
900744038
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 210 pages .)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801469480
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)900744038
Label
Global unions, local power : the new spirit of transnational labor organizing, Jamie K. McCallum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Forging the new labor transnationalism : governance struggles and worker power -- The globalization of the organizing model -- The global campaign against G4S : globalizing governance struggles -- Transnationalism, mobilization, and renewal in South Africa : the battle with G4S in South Africa -- Organizing the "unorganized" : varieties of labor transnationalism in India
Control code
900744038
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 210 pages .)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801469480
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)900744038

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