Labor Research Review, Volume 1, Number 23 (1995)

Confronting Global Power: Union Strategies for the World Economy

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  • Buying Time or Building a Future: Labor Strategies for a Global Economy 

    Harvey, Pharvis (1995-04-01)
    [Excerpt] A not-so-funny thing happened on the way to the global economy. Mexico, the bright, new star in the investors' heaven, crashed as spectacularly as a meteor in December last year. By June, two million jobs had ...
  • Privatization Bites 

    Banks, Andy (1995-04-01)
    [Excerpt]Many have perceived privatization as a local phenomenon, but in fact it is not local. It is an international granite column upon which the so-called "New World Order" stands. Within weeks after the election of ...
  • Exposing The Myths: Organizing Women Around the World 

    Gilbert, Helen (1995-04-01)
    [Excerpt] Myths about organizing women, and women of color in particular, prevent the labor movement from hearing and acting on the real opportunities to work together on issues that affect everyone. This article contributes ...
  • ...And the Twain Shall Meet? A North-South Controversy Over Labor Rights and Trade 

    Compa, Lance (1995-04-01)
    [Excerpt] No country or company should gain a commercial edge in international trade by jailing or killing union organizers, crushing independent union movements, or banning strikes. Gaining an advantage in labor costs ...
  • LRR Focus: Solidarity NOT Charity 

    Sanchez, D. Catherine (1995-04-01)
    [Excerpt] Can global solidarity really help unions with their organizing efforts? Only if we stop thinking about international solidarity as "charity" work for the "developing" world. Only if we recognize the limitations ...
  • Don't Waste Time With Politicians-Organize! 

    Velasquez, Baldemar (1995-04-01)
    [Excerpt] From the beginning of our nation's history, we have witnessed economic expansion unfettered by any moral standards. The right to exploit resources and people has gone relatively unchallenged, from the Southern ...
  • LRR Focus: Global Solidarity Trips Sprint 

    Unknown author (1995-04-01)
    [Excerpt] Leaders of CWA, working with and through the Postal, Telegraph, and Telephone International (PTTI), have denounced the La Conexion firings at international conferences, raised the alarm on the information ...
  • Sprint and the Shutdown of La Conexion Familiar: A Union-Hating Multinational Finds Nowhere to Run 

    Pattee, Jon (1995-04-01)
    [Excerpt] Sprint chairman William T. Esrey has a dream: a long-distance phone company whose fiber-optic tentacles snake across the globe to embrace European and Asian partners, snaring a chunk of the projected $30 billion ...
  • LRR Focus: NAFTA Monitoring 

    Anderson, Sarah (1995-04-01)
    [Excerpt] A year and a half after the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) took effect, the rosy picture painted by NAFTA supporters has turned grey. A growing number of labor activists, researchers, and academics ...
  • LRR Focus: Privatizing Lithuania's Water 

    Carbonneau, Marc (1995-04-01)
    [Excerpt] Perhaps nothing is more critical to the maintenance of public health than the supply of clean water. All of the lives saved through modern medicine account for no more than a drop in the bucket when compared to ...

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