Confronting Change

Confronting Change

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Autoworkers find themselves in a rapidly changing world as transnational corporations seek new forms of work organization and new boundaries for a North American auto industry. Inside the factory, management pursues new models of qlean productionq that require workers to produce more with lessa€”less time, less support, less materiala€”in an atmosphere of accelerated and intensified labor. Outside the factory, qfreetradeq policies and regional investment strategies widen the reach of transnational corporations, creating new opportunities in Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. for pitting worker against worker in a mutually destructive competition for jobs. In Confronting Change, researchers from a diverse range of universities and unions explore the impact of these changes on work and workers. The case studies and analyses show the wide range of potential outcomes as workers struggle to become actors, rather than victims, in the emerging North American auto industry.Auto Labor and Lean Production in North America Huberto JuAirez NAoApez, Steve Babson. Fucini, Joseph, and Suzy ... Who Adopts It?.aquot; hidustrial and Labor Relations Review 41 a#39;(2): 175-88. Parker, Mike. 1985. Inside the Circle: A Union Guide to OWL. Detroit. Labor ... In David Lewin, Olivia S. Mitchell and Peter D. Sherer, eds., Research Frontiers in Industrial Relations and Human Resources. Madison:anbsp;...

Title:Confronting Change
Author:Huberto Juárez Núñez, Steve Babson
Publisher:Wayne State University Press - 1998


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