NAFTA and the Politics of Labor Transnationalism
March 8, 2011
From the Publisher:
When NAFTA went into effect in 1994, many feared it would intensify animosity among North American unions, lead to the scapegoating of Mexican workers and immigrants, and eclipse any possibility for cross-border labor cooperation. But far from polarizing workers, NAFTA unexpectedly helped stimulate labor transnationalism among key North American unions and erode union policies and discourses rooted in racism. The emergence of labor transnationalism in North America presents compelling political and sociological puzzles: How did NAFTA, the concrete manifestation of globalization processes in North America, help deepen labor solidarity on the continent?
NAFTA and the Politics of Labor Transnationalism, by Tamara Kay. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011. 310 p. ISBN 9780521762878
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