Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Global Unions, Local PowerThe New Spirit of Transnational Labor Organizing$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jamie K. McCallum

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780801451935

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801451935.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM Cornell University Press SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.cornell.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Cornell University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in Cornell for personal use (for details see www.cornell.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy/privacy-policy-and-legal-notice).date: 23 January 2019

Transnationalism, Mobilization, and Renewal: The Battle with G4S in South Africa

Transnationalism, Mobilization, and Renewal: The Battle with G4S in South Africa

(p.99) Chapter 4 Transnationalism, Mobilization, and Renewal: The Battle with G4S in South Africa
Global Unions, Local Power

Jamie K. McCallum

Cornell University Press

This chapter recounts the international meeting held by a group of security guards and union activists from across South Africa on the 2006 security guard strike that lasted for three months. A study on this meeting shows that South Africa's union movement, though intensely political, is grappling with serious questions of organization and politics that both perplex and discomfit many American unionists. Thus, an easy alliance between Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) would be hard to attain, given the cultural and political legacies of both union movements.

Keywords:   SEIU, Service Employees International Union, South African Transport and Allied Workers Union, SATAWU, union activists, union movements, South Africa

Cornell Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.