Transnational Cooperation among Labor Unions / Edition 1by Michael E. Gordon
Pub. Date: 12/28/2000
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Organized labor faces enormous challenges in the increasingly global economy. The effect of multinational corporations, the portability of technology and capital, and lowered trade barriers in international commerce have all sparked widespread prophecies of trade union demise. This book, however, presents compelling evidence that unions can survive and grow if labor is willing to cooperate across national borders. Transnational Cooperation among Labor Unions is a seminal study of such cooperation as an effective weapon against the exploitation of workers in today's world.
After assessing the challenges confronting organized labor, the authors turn their attention to specifics. They describe and evaluate the most important transnational labor associations, campaigns, and transnational cooperatives in a variety of industries. Contributors include academics who have assessed the status of union-management relations and international labor organizations as well as participants in union campaigns organized across national boundaries.
Mark S. Anner, Cornell University
Larry Cohen, Communication Workers of America
Steve Early, Communication Workers of America
Michael E. Gordon, Rutgers University
David Jessup, New Economy Information Service
Andrew Martin, Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Harvie Ramsay, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
George Ross, Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Jean-Michel Servais, International Labor Office, Geneva
Lowell Turner, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University
Jim Wilson, Media and Entertainment International
John Windmuller, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University
Kenneth S. Zinn, International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine, and General Workers' Unions
About the Authors:
Michael E. Gordon is Professor of Organization Management at Rutgers University and the author of numerous articles on organizational behavior.
Lowell Turner is Professor in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. His many books include Fighting for Partnership: Labor and Politics in Unified Germany and Democracy at Work: Changing World Markets and the Future of Labor Unions, both from Cornell.
- Cornell University Press
- Publication date:
- Cornell International Industrial and Labor Relations Reports Series
- Edition description:
- New Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
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