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BUILDING UNION POWER IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY: A CASE STUDY OF THE COORDINATED BARGAINING COMMITTEE OF GENERAL ELECTRIC UNIONS (CBC).
March 22, 2001... "Ideally, you would have every plant you own on a barge."-- Jack Welch, CEO of General Electric Company "The globalization of General Electric may be the greatest legacy of Jack Welch's nineteen years as CEO." -- Fortune Magazine, September 27, 1999 Introduction General...
GLOBALIZATION AND THE NORTH AMERICAN WORKER.(Statistical Data Included)
March 22, 2001... Introduction This paper examines the impact of the process of globalization on workers and their families in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Globalization is based on the ideology of neoliberalism, which is promoted by the most powerful economic and political actors in the...
LABOR AND ECONOMIC GLOBALIZATION IN EASTERN EUROPE AND LATIN AMERICA(1).(Statistical Data Included)
March 22, 2001... It is often asserted that labor unions grow as a country's industrial production expands (Kerr et al., 1960). In this view, industrial growth leads to the concentration of production, which in turn produces strong labor unions. This is because the concentration of production engenders large...
NAFTA'S LESSONS: FROM ECONOMIC MYTHOLOGY TO CURRENT REALITIES(1).(North American Free Trade Agreement)(Statistical Data Included)
March 22, 2001... Introduction The selling of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the United States and Mexico constituted one of the largest and most sustained bipartisan efforts on the part of the U.S. government, the largest U.S. corporations, and the U.S. economics profession in...
Unions in the Global Economy.(Statistical Data Included)
March 22, 2001... Introduction There are two main points expressed in this set of articles. First, globalization is complex and challenging, requiring a conversation among the many workers who have had direct experience with its effects--such as its impact on jobs, immigration, coordinated bargaining,...