Place, Space and the New Labour Internationalisms
January 2002, Wiley-Blackwell
Introduction: Place, Space and the New Labour Internationalisms: Beyond the Fragments? Peter Waterman and Jane Wills.
1. New Developments in Trade Union Internationalism:.
Trade Union Internationalism in the Age of Seattle: Peter Waterman.
Southern Unionism and the New Labour Internationalism: Rob Lambert and Eddie Webster.
Rethinking the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions and its Inter-American Regional Organization: Kjeld Jakobsen.
Transnational Capital, Urban Globalisation and Cross-Border Solidarity: The Case of the South African Municipal Workers: Franco Barchiesi.
Labor Internationalism and the Contradictions of Globalization: Or, Why the Local is Sometimes Still Important in a Global Economy: Andrew Herod.
2. New Issues for Labour Internationalism:.
World Trade and Worker's Rights: In Search of an Internationalist Position: Rohini Hensman.
NAFTA's Labor Side Agreement and International Labor Solidarity: Lance Compa.
European Integration and Industrial Relations: A Case of Variable Geometry? Richard Hyman.
Uneven Geographies of Capital and Labour: The Lessons of European Works Councils: Jane Wills.
Women Workers and the Promise of Ethical Trade in the Globalised Garment Industry: A Serious Beginning? Angela Hale and Linda Shaw.
Propositions on Trade Unions and Informal Employment in Times of Globalisation, Dan Gallin.
A Manifesto Against Femicide: Melissa Wright.
Union Responses to Mass Immigration: The Case of Miami, USA: Bruce Nissen and Guillermo Grenier.
Jane Wills is Lecturer in Geography at Queen Mary, University of London. She is co-author of Union Retreat and the Regions: the shrinking landscape of organised labour (Jessica Kingsley, London, 1996), Dissident Geographies: an introduction to radical ideas and practice (Prentice Hall, London, 2000) and co-editor of Geographies of Economies (Arnold, London, 1997). She has long-term political and research interests in orgasnised labour and has undertaken ESRC-funded research into European Works Councils, union renewal and partnership agreements.
- Includes chapters from leading labor activists including Kjeld
Jacobsen, International Secretary of the largest Brazilian trade
union federation (the CUT) and Dan Gallin, Chair of the Global
Labour Institute, Geneva.
- Focuses on the interconnections between labor internationalism
and the environment, women and race in North and South America,
Europe, Asia-Pacific and South Africa.
- Provides an up-to-date review of the academic literature on labor internationalism while exploring contemporary examples of worker's organisation.
This is the first major interpretation of the future of labour
internationalism in the wake of the Seattle protests. Waterman and
Wills are to be congratulated for producing stimulating, original
and forward-looking account. – Robin Cohen, Dean of
Humanities, University of Cape Town
For those who wish to understand the potential strength and perils of labor in the neoliberal globalized world, Place, Space and the New Labour Internationalisms is essential reading. Waterman and Wills review and anticipate key battles that the labor movement will ineluctably face as corporate domination is challenged by the world-side movement for social justice. – Immanuel Ness, editor of WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society