Pitching for each others' team: the North American Free Trade Agreement and labor transnationalism

Ozarow, Daniel ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6695-9984 (2013) Pitching for each others' team: the North American Free Trade Agreement and labor transnationalism. Labor History, 54 (5). pp. 512-526. ISSN 0023-656X (doi:10.1080/0023656X.2013.849924)

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Abstract

The North American Free Trade Agreement's side accord – the 1994 North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation – has been portrayed as providing an ineffective, bureaucratic procedure for dealing with labor complaints about infringements of national labor legislation. This paper reviews two decades of experience. It argues that after an initial period of formal activity, which did indeed expose the accord's severe limitations, a new era of intensified international links at grassroots level commenced. Despite its limitations, the accord initiated positive learning processes and intensified exchanges between the trade union movements in the USA, Canada and Mexico.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Labour, labor, trade unions, Mexico, United States, Canada, transnational movements, free trade agreements, worker rights
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations > Employment Relations group
Item ID: 12856
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Depositing User: Daniel Ozarow
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2013 16:56
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 02:48
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/12856

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