Workers In A Lean World

Workers In A Lean World

by Kim Moody
     
 

In this comprehensive study of current labour relations worldwide, Kim Moody surveys both sides of the picket lines. He provides a measured assessment of multinational managements’ strategies to downsize, introduce flexible production and compel workers to accept less pay for more work. He emphasizes the need, in the face of these changes, for renewal and

Overview

In this comprehensive study of current labour relations worldwide, Kim Moody surveys both sides of the picket lines. He provides a measured assessment of multinational managements’ strategies to downsize, introduce flexible production and compel workers to accept less pay for more work. He emphasizes the need, in the face of these changes, for renewal and international coordination among national unions and provides examples, from North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, of how this has been achieved.

A bracing riposte to the conventional wisdom concerning the irresistible power of globalization, Workers in a Lean World is a definitive account of contemporary labor relations on a global scale.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Kim Moody is one of the leading intellectuals of the labor movement. In this book he sweeps across the world to reveal exactly how class struggles between multinational capital and labor has shaped working conditions, capital mobility, state power, and the prospects for a visionary labor movement.”—Robin D.G. Kelley, author of Race Rebels: Culture, Politics and the Black Working Class

“Of the many books we’ve seen on globalization, Workers in a Lean World presents the best analysis of how working people can respond strategically to the on-going transformation of capitalism.”—Jeremy Brecher and Tim Costello, New Politics

“This is a very important study that deserves a wide audience.”—Choice

“An exceptional book.”—John Buell, The Progressive

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859841044
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Series:
Haymarket Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Kim Moody was a founder of Labor Notes and author of Workers in a Lean World. He has taught at the Cornell Labor Studies Program and at Brooklyn College and is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom.

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