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Legislating Harmony: Labor Law Reform in Contemporary China

Mary E. Gallagher and Baohua Dong

in From Iron Rice Bowl to Informalization: Markets, Workers, and the State in a Changing China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450242
eISBN:
9780801462931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450242.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter examines the development of Chinese labor and employment legislation, from the initial drafting of the first National Labor Law in 1994 to the drafting and implementation of the Labor ... More


The Enduring Resilience of the Law and the State in German Industrial Relations

Stephen J. Silvia

in Holding the Shop Together: German Industrial Relations in the Postwar Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452215
eISBN:
9780801469664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452215.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter examines how law and the state supported and sustained Germany's postwar industrial relations system. It first provides an overview of the German labor law before considering how the ... More


The Right to Refuse in International Labor Law

Jeffrey Hilgert

in Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451898
eISBN:
9780801469244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451898.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter argues that international labor and human rights jurisprudence fails to give adequate protection to the right to refuse unsafe work. The right to refuse is not adequately protected ... More


Conflicting Commitments: The Politics of Enforcing Immigrant Worker Rights in San Jose and Houston

Shannon Gleeson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451218
eISBN:
9780801465772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451218.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This book goes beyond the debate over federal immigration policy to examine the complicated terrain of immigrant worker rights. Federal law requires that basic labor standards apply to all workers, ... More


Rights, Not Interests: Resolving Value Clashes under the National Labor Relations Act

James A. Gross

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714252
eISBN:
9781501714276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714252.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book makes four important contributions to our understanding of U.S. labor law and policy. First, given my previous three volume study of the work of the NLRB, this book is able to discuss the ... More


Holding the Shop Together: German Industrial Relations in the Postwar Era

Stephen J. Silvia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452215
eISBN:
9780801469664
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452215.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

Since the onset of the Great Recession, Germany's economy has been praised for its superior performance, which has been reminiscent of the “economic miracle” of the 1950s and 1960s. Such acclaim is ... More


The Anti-Solidarity Machine?: Labor Nongovernmental Organizations in China

Ching Kwan Lee and Yuan Shen

in From Iron Rice Bowl to Informalization: Markets, Workers, and the State in a Changing China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450242
eISBN:
9780801462931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450242.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter analyzes the organizational cultures and practices of labor nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in China. Although these organizations all claim to pursue and protect workers' rights, ... More


Labor Institutions, FACB Rights, and Economic Performance in India

Emmanuel Teitelbaum

in Mobilizing Restraint: Democracy and Industrial Conflict in Post-Reform South Asia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449949
eISBN:
9780801463358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449949.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the impact of the provision of worker rights on economic performance through an analysis of labor legislation enacted in the Indian states. It demonstrates that laws that ... More


3 The Right to Refuse in International Labor Law

Jeffrey Hilgert

in Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451898
eISBN:
9780801469244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451898.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter argues that international labor and human rights jurisprudence fails to give adequate protection to the right to refuse unsafe work. The right to refuse is not adequately protected ... More


Conclusion

Mary E. Gallagher, Sarosh Kuruvilla, and Ching Kwan Lee

in From Iron Rice Bowl to Informalization: Markets, Workers, and the State in a Changing China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450242
eISBN:
9780801462931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450242.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This concluding chapter summarizes the preceding discussions and presents some final thoughts. The book has examined the evolving tensions among three forces: the market (exemplified by the ... More


4 How Effective are Convention 155 Refusal Rights?

Jeffrey Hilgert

in Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451898
eISBN:
9780801469244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451898.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention No. 155 concerning Occupational Health and Safety in the Working Environment was adopted in Geneva by the International Labour Conference at its ... More


How Effective are Convention 155 Refusal Rights?

Jeffrey Hilgert

in Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451898
eISBN:
9780801469244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451898.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention No. 155 concerning Occupational Health and Safety in the Working Environment was adopted in Geneva by the International Labour Conference at its 67th ... More


Organizing the “Unorganized”: Varieties of Labor Transnationalism in India

Jamie K. McCallum

in Global Unions, Local Power: The New Spirit of Transnational Labor Organizing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451935
eISBN:
9780801469480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451935.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter narrates how the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in India won the campaign against Group 4 Securicor (G4S) through innovative demonstrations, a commitment to organize, and a ... More


The Ideological Struggle: The Delegitimization of Organized Labor

Jonathan Preminger

in Labor in Israel: Beyond Nationalism and Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501717123
eISBN:
9781501717130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501717123.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Continuing the investigation into the labor-capital balance of power, Chapter 8 addresses the second of the three planes of struggle, that of ideological struggle. The chapter explores the ... More


Looking Back and Going Forward

Carolina Bank Muñoz

in Building Power from Below: Chilean Workers Take On Walmart

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501712883
eISBN:
9781501714771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501712883.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Chapter 6 argues that Walmart is in fact organizable and that the Chilean case study gives us some insights as to how to organize the transnational giant. Despite neoliberal policies, and weak labor ... More


A Quantitative Analysis of Membership Developments in the Postwar German Trade Union Movement: Milieu Matters

Stephen J. Silvia

in Holding the Shop Together: German Industrial Relations in the Postwar Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452215
eISBN:
9780801469664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452215.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter examines the declining membership of Germany's trade unions and employers associations by conducting a quantitative analysis of unionization rate in the postwar period. Previous models ... More


Conclusion: Integrating the Pieces and Looking toward the Future

Stephen J. Silvia

in Holding the Shop Together: German Industrial Relations in the Postwar Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452215
eISBN:
9780801469664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452215.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This book concludes by discussing the findings presented in the first five chapters and integrating them into a comprehensive picture of industrial relations in Germany. It shows that labor law and ... More


Hidden Hands of the Harvest

Adam Tompkins

in Ghostworkers and Greens: The Cooperative Campaigns of Farmworkers and Environmentalists for Pesticide Reform

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456688
eISBN:
9781501704215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456688.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines the growth of a large marginalized, often migratory, workforce that was systematically disempowered by growers and government: the farmworkers. The modernization and ... More


The Struggle for Status

Campbell F. Scribner

in The Fight for Local Control: Schools, Suburbs, and American Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501700804
eISBN:
9781501704116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700804.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter analyzes the rise of teachers' unions outside of metropolitan boundaries. As teachers and administrators began to demand tenure protection, rights of collective bargaining, and ... More


The Struggle of the Periphery

Hun Joon Kim

in The Massacres at Mt. Halla: Sixty Years of Truth Seeking in South Korea

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452390
eISBN:
9780801470677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452390.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter looks at how the inauguration of President Kim Young-sam resulted in drastic reforms during his early years of presidency. Kim supported the prosecution of former presidents Chun ... More


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