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Continental crucible : big business, workers and unions in the transformation of North America

Author: Richard Roman; Edur Velasco Arregui
Publisher: Halifax ; Winnipeg : Fernwood Publishing, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Roman; Edur Velasco Arregui
ISBN: 9781552665473 155266547X
OCLC Number: 821261832
Description: xii, 148 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I. The Big Business Offensive: Continental Integration and the Class Offensive from Above --
The North American Corporate Offensive: The US --
The North American Corporate Offensive: Canada --
The North American Corporate Offensive: Mexico --
The North American Corporate Offensive: NAFTA --
Part II. The Two Binationalisms: Immigrants, Workers and Unions --
Mexican Immigration and the U.S. Labour Market --
Continental Integration from Below: History of Transnational Labour Markets and Labour Movements in North America --
Part III. Workers and Unions: Responses and Continental Integration from Below --
Fighting Back: Workers, Unions and Continental Solidarity --
Fighting Back: The Mexican Spark? --
Fighting Back: Seeds of Worker Continentalism.
Responsibility: Richard Roman & Edur Velasco Arregui ; preface by Mel Watkins.

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"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 labour 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 labour movement across North America. The battle for the future of North America has begun."--Pub. desc.

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