|Title||Continental Crucible: Big Business, Workers and Unions in the Transformation of North America|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Arregui, Edur Velasco, and Roman, Richard|
|Publisher||Fernwood Publishing Company|
|Keywords||Canada, capitalism, Free Trade Agreements, labor unions, Mexico, organizing|
The crucible of North American neo-liberal transformation is heating up, but its outcome is far from clear. Continental Crucible examines the clash between the corporate offensive and the forces of resistance from both a pan-continental and a class struggle perspective. This book also illustrates the ways in which the capitalist classes in Canada, Mexico and the United States used free trade agreements to consolidate their agendas and organize themselves continentally. The failure of traditional labor responses to stop the continental offensive being waged by big business has led workers and unions to explore new strategies of struggle and organization, pointing to the beginnings of a continental labor movement across North America. The battle for the future of North America has begun.