The Children of NAFTA

Book Name : The Children of NAFTA_x000D_
Labor Wars on the U.S./Mexico Border

By by David Bacon

Sub Title : Labor Wars on the U.S./Mexico Border

Written by : by David Bacon

Subject Category : Academic Economics

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Food, televisions, computer equipment, plumbing supplies, clothing. Much of the material foundation of our everyday lives is produced along the U.S./Mexico border in a world largely hidden from our view. Based on gripping firsthand accounts, this book investigates the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement on those who labor in the agricultural fields and maquiladora factories on the border. Journalist David Bacon paints a powerful portrait of poverty, repression, and struggle, offering a devastating critique of NAFTA in the most pointed and in-depth examination of border workers published to date. Unlike journalists who have made brief excursions into strawberry fields and maquiladoras, Bacon has more than a decade's experience reporting on the ground at the border, and he has developed sustained relationships with scores of workers and organizers who have entrusted him with their stories. He describes harsh conditions of child labor in the Mexicali Valley, the deplorable housing outside factories in cities such as Tijuana, and corporate retaliation faced by union organizers. He finds that, despite the promises of its backers, NAFTA has locked in a harsh neoliberal economic policy that has swept away laws and protections that Mexican workers had established over decades. More than a showcase for NAFTA's victims, this book traces the emergence of a new social consciousness, telling how workers in Mexico, the United States, and Canada are now beginning to join together in a powerful new strategy of cross-border organizing as they search for economic and social justice. University of California Press; January 2004 ISBN 9780520938724 Read online, or download in secure PDF format Title: The Children of NAFTA Author: David Bacon Imprint: University of California Press Subject categories Academic Economics > Industries. Land use. Labor > Labor. Work. Working class > By region or country Economics > Industries. Land use. Labor > Economic growth, development, planning Business > Economics Social Science > Ethnic Studies Business > Labor Political Science > Labor & Industrial Relations History > Mexico Social Science > Poverty Social Sciences Social Science > Sociology History > United States ISBNs 0520938720 9780520237780 9780520938724

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Academic Economics - Industries. Land use. Labor - Labor. Work. Working class - By region or country Economics - Industries. Land use. Labor - Economic growth, development, planning Business - Economics Social Science - Ethnic Studies Business - Labor Political Science - Labor & Industrial Relations History - Mexico Social Science - Poverty Social Sciences Social Science - Sociology History - United States

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