Crossing Borders: Trade Policy and Transnational Labour Education

Shaiken, Harley; Herrnstad, Owen; Worthman, Catha
November 2002
Labour, Capital & Society;Nov2002, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p342
Academic Journal
Focuses on a cross-border educational effort in which trade union presidents of the International Metalworkers Federation visited colonias, a toxic site, and state-of-the-art industrial park filled with the maquiladoras or export-oriented factories in Tijuana, Mexico. Purpose of the visit; Analysis of the context of labor and trade debates; Problems, possibilities and overall complexities of international labor solidarity; Impact of the visit on the union and the community.


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