Hardcover $95.00 ISBN: 9780745327570 Published April 2008 For sale in the USA and its dependencies only
Paperback $35.00 ISBN: 9780745327563 Published April 2008 For sale in the USA and its dependencies only

Labour and the Challenges of Globalization

What Prospects for Transnational Solidarity?

Andreas Bieler, Ingemar Lindberg and Devan Pillay

Labour and the Challenges of Globalization

Andreas Bieler, Ingemar Lindberg and Devan Pillay

Distributed for Pluto Press

352 pages | 20 figures,14 tables | 5.25 x 8.5
Hardcover $95.00 ISBN: 9780745327570 Published April 2008 For sale in the USA and its dependencies only
Paperback $35.00 ISBN: 9780745327563 Published April 2008 For sale in the USA and its dependencies only
This book examines the main challenges facing the world labor force and possible responses from trade unions.



The working classes across the world are feeling the effects of globalization and the race to the bottom that it encourages. Core jobs for workers in the developed world are being outsourced to countries where pay and conditions are terrible and union membership is often forbidden. Much of the work of the world economy is now taking place in a burgeoning informal sector, making worldwide organization of labor very difficult.



Case studies from 11 different countries, including China, Germany, Canada and South Africa, illustrate what is happening and show how workers and trade unions can successfully adapt to the neoliberal world.

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