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Global Unions, Local Power: The New Spirit of Transnational Labor Organizing

Jamie K. McCallum

Abstract

News about labor unions is usually pessimistic, focusing on declining membership and failed campaigns. But there are encouraging signs that the labor movement is evolving its strategies to benefit workers in rapidly changing global economic conditions. This book tells the story of the most successful and aggressive campaign ever waged by workers across national borders. It begins in the United States in 2007 as Service Employees International Union's (SEIU) struggled to organize private security guards at Group 4 Securicor (G4S), a global security services company that is the second largest em ... More

Keywords: labor unions, labor movement, Global South, wage gain, benefits increase, global unionism, global labor movement, Service Employees International Union, SEIU, Group 4 Securicor

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780801451935
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801451935.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jamie K. McCallum, author
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Middlebury College