Download e-book for iPad: Achieving Workers' Rights in the Global Economy by Richard Appelbaum,Nelson Lichtenstein

By Richard Appelbaum,Nelson Lichtenstein

The global used to be surprised in April 2013 whilst greater than 1,100 garment employees misplaced their lives within the cave in of the Rana Plaza manufacturing facility advanced in Dhaka. It was once the worst commercial tragedy within the two-hundred-year historical past of mass clothing manufacture. This so-called twist of fate used to be, in reality, simply ready to ensue, and never simply end result of the corruption and exploitation of staff so universal within the garment undefined. In Achieving staff' Rights within the worldwide Economy, Richard P. Appelbaum and Nelson Lichtenstein argue that such tragic occasions, in addition to the low wages, bad operating stipulations, and voicelessness endemic to the majority of staff who hard work within the export industries of the worldwide South come up from the very nature of global alternate and production.

Given their huge, immense strength to squeeze costs and wages, northern manufacturers and outlets this present day occupy the commanding heights of worldwide capitalism. Retail-dominated offer chains—such as people with Walmart, Apple, and Nike at their heads—generate at the very least 1/2 all global alternate and contain countless numbers of hundreds of thousands of employees at millions of agreement brands from Shenzhen and Shanghai to Sao Paulo and San Pedro Sula. This ebook bargains an incisive research of this pernicious procedure in addition to essays that define a collection of functional courses to its radical reform.

Contributors: Mark Anner, Penn kingdom college; Richard P. Appelbaum, college of California, Santa Barbara; Jennifer Bair, collage of Colorado Boulder; Renato Bignami, exertions inspector, Brazil; Jeremy Blasi, UNITE the following neighborhood eleven, l. a., and Penn kingdom; Anita Chan, Australian nationwide college; Jenny Chan, college of Oxford; Jill Esbenshade, San Diego nation collage; Gary Gereffi, Duke college; Jeff Hermanson, foreign Union League for model accountability; Jason Kibbey, Sustainable clothing Coalition; Nelson Lichtenstein, college of California, Santa Barbara; Xubei Luo, international financial institution; Anne Caroline Posthuma, foreign Labour association; Scott Nova, employee Rights Consortium; Ngai Pun, Hong Kong Polytechnic collage; Katie Quan, college of California, Berkeley; Brishen Rogers, Temple college; Robert J. S. Ross, Clark collage; Mark Selden, Cornell college and ny collage; Chris Wegemer, Santa Barbara, California

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