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National and International Labor Regulation

Robert J. Flanagan

in Globalization and Labor Conditions

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195306002
eISBN:
9780199783564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195306007.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter evaluates the effect of globalization on the extent of a country’s labor regulation and the influence of national and international labor regulations on labor conditions. There is no ... More


Global Sea or National Backwater?: The International Labor Organization and the Quixotic Quest for Maritime Standards, 1919–1945

Leon Fink

in Workers Across the Americas: The Transnational Turn in Labor History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199731633
eISBN:
9780199894420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731633.003.0026
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

Merchant shipping offers an ideal setting for examining the changing regulatory regimes applied to workers across the 19th and 20th centuries. Given powerful nation-states and a global marketplace in ... More


Opportunities for Improving Working Conditions through International Agreements

STEPHEN PURSEY, PAVAN BAICHOO, and JUKKA TAKALA

in Global Inequalities at Work: Work's Impact on the Health of Individuals, Families, and Societies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195150865
eISBN:
9780199865222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150865.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Public policy can help create an institutional framework that enables businesses to shift away from low wages, low skills, low productivity, and low occupational health and safety protections towards ... More


Global Cities, Global Workers, Global Unions

Adelyn Lim

in Transnational Feminism and Women's Movements In Post-1997 Hong Kong: Solidarity Beyond the State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888139378
eISBN:
9789888313174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139378.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter focuses on local and migrant domestic workers' unions in Hong Kong, in the context of the international domestic workers' movement for the International Labor Organization Convention No. ... More


Making the World Safe for Workers?: The AFL, Wilson, and the Creation of the ILO at Versailles

Elizabeth McKillen

in Making the World Safe for Workers: Labor, the Left, and Wilsonian Internationalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037870
eISBN:
9780252095139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037870.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the role of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and Woodrow Wilson in the creation of the International Labor Organization (ILO) as an affiliate to the League of Nations at ... More


Employment, Unemployment, and Decent Work

Tatsuru Akimoto

in Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development, and the Global Profession

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195333619
eISBN:
9780199918195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333619.003.0026
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter summarizes the global employment situation, which begins with an international comparison of employment composition by status, industry, and occupation. Reference to informal sectors is ... More


U.S. Labor Irreconcilables and Reservationists and the Founding ILO Conference in Washington, D.C., November 1919

Elizabeth McKillen

in Making the World Safe for Workers: Labor, the Left, and Wilsonian Internationalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037870
eISBN:
9780252095139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037870.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the debate over U.S. membership in the League of Nations and the International Labor Organization (ILO) as the ILO founding conference took place in Washington, D.C., in ... More


The International Labor Organization: Human Rights to Health and Safety at Work

Lee Swepston

in Human Rights in Global Health: Rights-Based Governance for a Globalizing World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190672676
eISBN:
9780190672713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190672676.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

Occupational safety and health (OSH) is a vital part of the right to health. While the International Labor Organization (ILO) historically treated OSH as an entirely technical matter, it has ... More


Introduction

Elizabeth McKillen

in Making the World Safe for Workers: Labor, the Left, and Wilsonian Internationalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037870
eISBN:
9780252095139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037870.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book explores the corporatist alliance between President Woodrow Wilson and the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and how it sparked debates over his foreign policy programs within labor ... More


Negotiating “Safe” Rights versus Seeking Social Justice

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/9780801451898.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on the contentious negotiations for International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention No. 155. It argues that the negotiations were not simple matters of tripartite dialog and ... More


Covenants in Occupational Health

Igor Fedotov

in Global Occupational Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195380002
eISBN:
9780199893881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380002.003.0026
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The right to a safe and healthy work environment is a fundamental human right. Two organizations within the United Nations system are directly concerned with occupational health: the International ... More


The Future of Labor Rights in the Working Environment

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/9780801451898.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This concluding chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. It argues that the limited language on refusal rights negotiated in Convention No. 155 has become global policy. The ... 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


A Global Perspective on Occupational Health and Safety

Jorma H. Rantanen

in Occupational and Environmental Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190662677
eISBN:
9780190662707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662677.003.0040
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Occupational hazards as well as occupational injuries and diseases are frequent and serious problems not only in industrialized high-income countries, but also in low- and middle-income countries ... More


Protection

Gamonal C. Sergio and César F. Rosado Marzán

in Principled Labor Law: U.S. Labor Law through a Latin American Method

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190052669
eISBN:
9780190052690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052669.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Chapter 2 describes the protective principle and in dubio pro operario in Latin America, namely, in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay. It also describes worker protection in International Labor ... More


6 Negotiating “Safe” Rights versus Seeking Social Justice

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/9780801451898.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on the contentious negotiations for International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention No. 155. It argues that the negotiations were not simple matters of tripartite dialog and ... 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


The Birth of Popular Front Pan-American Feminism

Katherine M. Marino

in Feminism for the Americas: The Making of an International Human Rights Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649696
eISBN:
9781469649719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649696.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter charts the rise of Popular Front Pan-American feminism. Starting in the mid-1930s, this movement emphasized women’s social and economic, as well as civil and political rights, and allied ... More


Ideological Origins of the Global Framework

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/9780801451898.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter considers the cultural political strategies at work in the negotiation and adoption of Convention No. 155, which resulted in a global labor rights policy that was not safe for workers, ... More


Conclusion

Elizabeth McKillen

in Making the World Safe for Workers: Labor, the Left, and Wilsonian Internationalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037870
eISBN:
9780252095139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037870.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This concluding chapter examines the significance of the labor/Left debate over Woodrow Wilson's foreign policy both for U.S. diplomacy and for the U.S. labor movement in the twentieth century. The ... More


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