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Low Pay, High Profile : The GLobal Push for Fair Labor - Andrew Ross

Low Pay, High Profile

The GLobal Push for Fair Labor

Paperback Published: 1st June 2004
ISBN: 9781565848931
Number Of Pages: 264

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B> Anti-sweatshop activist and commentator Andrew Ross reports on the Inventiveness of low-pay campaigners around the world. While critics have decried anti-globalization as an aimlessand endlessassortment of causes, the fight for fair labor is arguably the movement's greatest success. The industrial sweatshop has become a byword for corporate-led globalization; the world's lowest-paying jobs have been the subject of high-profile media coverage; and exposes of sweatshop conditions have become a staple of investigative reporting and public attention. As a result, fair labor standards are now on the negotiating table of world trade agreements. Although the fight is far from over, in Low Pay, High Profile, Andrew Ross presents case studies from around the worldfrom the health hazards faced by Asian microchip workers and recyclers of electronic waste to the controversy over Nike's contract with Manchester United, the world's leading soccer clubto show how and why the movement found the strength and energy to shake the confidence of corporate and financial elites. Here is an unabashedly partisan inquiry into the cruelty and indignity of the modern workplace that shows how critique combined with action can bring world-changing results.

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A courageous opponent of the increasingly indecent and unjust social order of our time.

Introductionp. 1
The Making of the Second Anti-Sweatshop Movementp. 15
Made in Italy: The Trouble with Craft Capitalismp. 57
Friedrich Engels Visits the Old Trafford Megastorep. 83
Are the Chinese Losing China?p. 119
The Flight of the Silicon Wafersp. 157
Strike a Pose for Justice: The Barneys Union Campaign of 1996p. 175
The Mental Labor Problemp. 191
Notesp. 233
Acknowledgmentsp. 255
Indexp. 257
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ISBN: 9781565848931
ISBN-10: 1565848934
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st June 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 20.47  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1

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