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, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in Cornell for personal use. date: 24 February 2021

Conclusion: Labor’s Prospect

Conclusion: Labor’s Prospect

(p.145) Conclusion: Labor’s Prospect
Global Unions, Local Power

Jamie K. McCallum

Cornell University Press

This concluding chapter argues that transformations in the global political economy have shifted the bases of worker power. Unions are increasingly turning toward strategies that seek to alter the “rules of engagement” between capital and labor even before worker organizing begins. These different strategies are expressed as campaigns to win global framework agreements. The chapter also claims that reciprocity between the global and local spheres of action is a necessary condition for building global unionism. The case studies in the book show the intricate ways in which local struggles were woven into the global effort. For instance, the effort in the United States for global union was expanded with the support of unions in the Global South.

Keywords:   global political economy, global unionism, strategies, local struggles, global effort, Global South

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.