Workers in a Lean World: Unions in the International Economy

TitleWorkers in a Lean World: Unions in the International Economy
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsMoody, K.
PublisherVerso
CityNew York
Keywordsdownsizing, globalization, labor relations, national unions
Abstract

In this study of current labor relations worldwide, Kim Moody surveys both sides of the picket lines. He provides a measured assessment of multinational managements’ strategies to downsize, introduce flexible production and compel workers to accept less pay for more work. He emphasizes the need, in the face of these changes, for renewal and international coordination among national unions and provides examples, from North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, of how this has been achieved. (publisher's statement)