Transnational Cooperation Among Labor Unions

TitleTransnational Cooperation Among Labor Unions
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsGordon, M. E., and Turner, L.
PublisherCornell University Press
CityIthaca, NY
Keywordsglobalization, multinational corporations, organized labor, transnational collaboration

Organized labor faces enormous challenges in the increasingly global economy. The effect of multinational corporations, the portability of technology and capital, and lowered trade barriers in international commerce have all sparked widespread prophecies of trade union demise. This book, however, presents compelling evidence that unions can survive and grow if labor is willing to cooperate across national borders. Transnational Cooperation among Labor Unions is a seminal study of such cooperation as an effective weapon against the exploitation of workers in today's world.

After assessing the challenges confronting organized labor, the authors turn their attention to specifics. They describe and evaluate the most important transnational labor associations, campaigns, and transnational cooperatives in a variety of industries. Contributors include academics who have assessed the status of union-management relations and international labor organizations as well as participants in union campaigns organized across national boundaries. (publisher's statement)