lecture outline cross national unionism4.28.10

lecture outline cross national unionism4.28.10 - ILR CB 205...

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ILR CB 205 -- Katz April 28, 2010 Lecture -- Cross-national Unionism It is key to recognize how disadvantaged unions are from globalization Unions traditionally have been nationally based and only recently has cross-national unionism increased (in a variety of forms) I. Introduction—unions and workers are under greater pressure from international competition due to: A. The expansion of world trade and interdependence B. The extension of multinational corporations C. The integration of markets (e.g., EU, NAFTA, Mercusor, ASEAN pacts) and relaxation of barriers of trade II. Unions are generally disadvantaged by the growth of multinationals and cross-border capital mobility A. Labor cannot move as easily across borders B. Multinational unionism (or even union coordination) historically has been weak C. Capital mobility, in effect, creates a new competitive menace for labor 1
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D. Unions in high-wage countries are particularly threatened by the movement of capital to low-wage countries
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