The Resource Building power from below : Chilean workers take on Walmart, Carolina Bank Muñoz

Building power from below : Chilean workers take on Walmart, Carolina Bank Muñoz

Label
Building power from below : Chilean workers take on Walmart
Title
Building power from below
Title remainder
Chilean workers take on Walmart
Statement of responsibility
Carolina Bank Muñoz
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A story that involves as its main players'workers'and'Walmart'does not usually have a happy ending for labor, so the counternarrative offered by Building Power from Below is must reading for activists and union personnel as well as scholars. In 2008 Walmart acquired a controlling share in a large supermarket chain in Santiago, Chile. As part of the deal Walmart had to accept the unions that were already in place. Since then, Chilean retail and warehouse workers have done something that has seemed impossible for labor in the United States: they have organized even more successful unions and negotiated unprecedented contracts with Walmart.In Building Power from Below, Carolina Bank Muñoz attributes Chilean workers'success in challenging the world's largest corporation to their organizations'commitment to union democracy and building strategic capacity. Chilean workers have spent years building grassroots organizations committed to principles of union democracy. Retail workers'unions have less structural power, but have significant associational and symbolic power. Their most notable successes have been in fighting for respect and dignity on the job. Warehouse workers by contrast have substantial structural power and have achieved significant economic gains. While the model in Chile cannot necessarily be reproduced in different countries, we can gain insights from the Chilean workers'approaches, tactics, and strategies
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
331.88/113811490983
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5429.215.C5
LC item number
B36 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Building power from below : Chilean workers take on Walmart, Carolina Bank Muñoz
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beating the bully -- Wal-Mart in Chile -- Leveraging power : two models of successful unionism -- Strategic democracy : Wal-Mart's warehouse workers -- The flexible militancy of Walmart retail workers -- Looking back and going forward
Control code
ocn978352063
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 180 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501714771
Lccn
2017013993
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt1vr3d63
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37466483
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)978352063
  • jstor1501714775

Library Locations

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