LRR Focus: Worker Exchanges-A Powerful Way To Build Solidarity Across Borders
[Excerpt] A worker exchange - workers meeting with one another in each other's communities - challenges both liberal "guilt" and self-centered nationalism as motivations for local organizing around trade issues. Instead, an exchange identifies what the workers have in common: problems with employers, worries about trade's social impact, and a desire to make mutual and sustainable economic development the foundation for a fair trade program.
Labor Research Review
Volume & Issue:
Vol. 1, Num. 23
worker exchange; labor movement; unions; worker rights; fair trade