International trade union rights for the new millennium

Titre : International trade union rights for the new millennium
Auteur : Keith D. Ewing
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : CORNELL:31924091517890
Libération : 2000-11-01

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Teamsters and Turtles

Titre : Teamsters and Turtles
Auteur : John C. Berg
Éditeur : Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN-13 : 0742501922
Libération : 2003

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After decades of single issue movements and identity politics on the U.S. left, the series of large demonstrations beginning in 1999 in Seattle have led many to wonder if activist politics can now come together around a common theme of global justice. This book pursues the prospects for progressive political movements in the 21st century with case studies of ten representative movements, including the anti-globalization forces, environmental interest groups, and new takes on the peace movement.

Global Civil Society 2004 5

Titre : Global Civil Society 2004 5
Auteur : Helmut K Anheier
Éditeur : SAGE
ISBN-13 : 1412903076
Libération : 2004-10-18

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Contains a wealth of detail on globalization, people's values and attitudes, governance and civil liberties, plus a chronology of the conferences, campaigns and protests that are the sinews of global civil society.

Workers Rights as Human Rights

Titre : Workers Rights as Human Rights
Auteur : James A. Gross
Éditeur : Cornell University Press
ISBN-13 : 0801472628
Libération : 2006-01-01

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Until recently, the international human rights movement and nongovernmental organizations, human rights scholars, and even labor organizations and advocates have given little attention to worker rights as human rights. James A. Gross finds, however, that employers, not just governments, have the power to violate workers' rights. Workers' Rights as Human Rights provides a new perspective on the assessment of U.S. labor relations law by using human rights principles as standards for judgment. The authors also present innovative recommendations for what should and can be done to bring U.S. labor law into conformity with international human rights standards. This volume constitutes a long overdue beginning toward the promotion and protection of worker rights as human rights in the United States.

Another Production is Possible

Titre : Another Production is Possible
Auteur : Boaventura de Sousa Santos
Éditeur : Verso
ISBN-13 : 1844670783
Libération : 2006

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A meticulous examination of new forms of the conflict between capital and labor, and the emergence of new labor solidarities across the developing world.

Global Industrial Relations

Titre : Global Industrial Relations
Auteur : Michael J. Morley
Éditeur : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9781134330799
Libération : 2006-11-22

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Breaking new ground and drawing on contributions from the leading academics in the field, this notable volume focuses specifically on industrial relations. Informative and revealing, the text provides an overview of the industrial relations systems of nine regions (North America, South America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Africa, and India) and is divided into two distinct sections covering: regional variations in global industrial relations systems contemporary themes in global industrial relations. Combining both systems and thematic issues, this important new text is invaluable reading for postgraduates and professionals in the fields of human resources management, industrial relations and business and management as well as anyone studying or interested in the issues surrounding global industrial relations.

Globalization

Titre : Globalization
Auteur : Ashish K. Vaidya
Éditeur : ABC-CLIO
ISBN-13 : 9781576078266
Libération : 2006

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This work is a comprehensive collection of cutting-edge scholarship on the economic, international business, political, legal, and environmental ramifications of globalization—one of the hottest topics of the day. * 100 A–Z entries covering the major issues of globalization * Reproduces the founding documents for the World Trade Organization and other international trade organizations * Maps of trade blocs and regional organizations such as the European Union, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and Mercado Común del Sur (MERCOSUR) * Charts, figures, and graphs illustrating data trends and statistical information * Includes contributions from more than 100 specialists in economics, law, business, and other applicable fields

European Works Councils and Industrial Relations

Titre : European Works Councils and Industrial Relations
Auteur : Jeremy Waddington
Éditeur : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9781136913495
Libération : 2010-09-13

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The creation of European Works Councils is arguably the most important measure taken in global industrial relations in recent years. Adopted with the primary goal of facilitating European-level workers’ participation in information-sharing and consultation in multinational companies, EWCs have also been central to a wide-ranging process of institution-building at the European level. European Works Councils charts the growth in the number of EWCs and the development of practices associated with EWCs between 1994, when legislation on EWCs was adopted, and 2009, when the initial legislation was amended. Drawing on original, large-scale, survey data, the book shows that the quality of information and consultation is generally poor, thus bringing into question the soft touch legislative approach to employee participation of the European Commission. The reforms implemented within trade union organizations to accommodate the development of EWCs are explored, together with the initiatives taken to extend the role of EWCs beyond information and consultation to incorporate negotiation. Articulation between EWCs and trade union organizations is shown to be integral to EWCs as institutions of information and consultation, and as a means to influence managerial decision-making. Similarly, the development of EWCs is shown to be a process contested by employers’ organizations and managers on the one hand and labour organizations on the other. The character of this contestation ensures that the category ‘EWC’ includes a wide range of institutional forms and practices.

Labour Law

Titre : Labour Law
Auteur : Hugh Collins
Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13 : 9781107027824
Libération : 2012-09-27

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Written by the UK's foremost employment lawyers, this textbook is both comprehensive and engaging with detailed commentary and integrated materials.

Economic Rights in Canada and the United States

Titre : Economic Rights in Canada and the United States
Auteur : Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann
Éditeur : University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN-13 : 9780812204780
Libération : 2011-01-01

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Readers in Western developed countries are most familiar with abuses of political and civil rights, but the international human rights regime also embraces a set of laws regarding economic rights. These rights include the right to work and to just and favorable working conditions; the right to join and form trade unions; the right to social security; specific rights for the family; the right to an adequate standard of living, including food, clothing, housing, and "the continuous improvement of living conditions"; and the right to "the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health." In original essays by scholars senior and junior, this volume explains how these rights are realized—or violated—in Canada and the United States. Contributors analyze the philosophy, law, and politics of economic rights and discuss specific issues such as poverty, health care, and the rights of people with disabilities. Central to the problems of both countries are the human rights abuses evident in all contemporary capitalist societies. When the inequalities among citizens are not cushioned by a national commitment to economic rights, or when governments fail to maintain social safety nets for all citizens, economic rights are at risk. Contributors consider the problem from the perspective of their own countries: Canada, the United States, and, for contrast, the Netherlands. They do so in order to explore whether their own countries fall short of meeting international standards of economic rights. They also address the criticism often made by non-Western scholars of human rights—that their Western colleagues preach human rights abroad without regard to the human rights flaws at home.