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Hazard or hardship : crafting global norms on the right to refuse unsafe work

Author: Jeffrey Hilgert
Publisher: Ithaca, NY : ILR Press, 2013.
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Today, hazardous work kills 2.3 million people each year and injures millions more. Among the most compelling yet controversial forms of legal protection for workers is the right to refuse unsafe work. The rise of globalization, precarious work, neoliberal politics, attacks on unions, and the idea of individual employment rights have challenged the protection of occupational health and safety for workers worldwide.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hilgert, Jeffrey, 1974-
Hazard or hardship.
Ithaca, NY : ILR Press, 2013
(DLC) 2013004467
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Hilgert
ISBN: 9780801469244 0801469244
OCLC Number: 857069287
Awards: Winner of Cowinner, 2014 Best Book in Human Rights Award (Hu.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 207 pages)
Contents: Introduction: commodified workers and the international response --
1. Human rights and the struggle to define hazards --
2. Theoretical perspectives on individual employment rights --
3. The right to refuse in international labor law --
4. How effective are convention 155 refusal rights? --
5. Ideological origins of the global framework --
6. Negotiating "safe" rights versus seeking social justice --
Conclusion: the future of labor rights in the working environment.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Hilgert.

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Hilgert finds that the protection of the right to refuse unsafe work, as constituted under international labor standards, is a failure and calls for a reexamination of worker health and safety policy  Read more...

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