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Building Power from Below: Chilean Workers Take On Walmart

Carolina Bank Muñoz

Abstract

Building Power from Below analyzes the success of Walmart workers in Chile. Retail and warehouse workers have achieved the seemingly unachievable. They have organized Walmart. How do we explain workers’ success in Chile, the cradle of neoliberalism, in challenging the world’s largest and most antiunion corporation? Chilean workers have spent years building grass roots organizations committed to principles of union democracy. While both retail and warehouse workers have successful unions, they have built different organizations due to their industry, workforce, and political histories. The inde ... More

Keywords: Walmart, Workers, Unions, Labor Movement, Chile, Retail, Warehouse, Global

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781501712883
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501712883.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carolina Bank Muñoz, author
Brooklyn College