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International Federation for Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers: labour internationalism as vertical networking?

Paul Routledge and Andrew Cumbers

in Global Justice Networks: Geographies of Transnational Solidarity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076855
eISBN:
9781781702307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076855.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter focuses upon the International Federation for Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers (ICEM), a longer established global union federation with more a formal hierarchical ... More


Austerity, Resistance and the Labour Movement

Helen Blakely and Steve Davies

in Working in the Context of Austerity: Challenges and Struggles

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529208672
eISBN:
9781529208719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529208672.003.0015
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

This chapter begins with a brief outline of the challenges faced by unions in the context of austerity. It then draws on interviews undertaken as part of a research study carried out with UNI Global ... More


Introduction

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/9780801451935.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This introductory chapter discusses alter-globalization movements in the late 1990s, criticizing the commonly held belief that neoliberal globalization would hollow out trade unions, undermine state ... More


“Put Yourself in Her Shoes”: NGO, Union, and Feminist Allies

Jennifer N. Fish

in Domestic Workers of the World Unite!: A Global Movement for Dignity and Human Rights

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479848676
eISBN:
9781479827442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479848676.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter looks at the role of NGOs, global and national unions, and feminist government leaders in the movement to support domestic workers’ global rights. Here, the merger of civil society ... More


Workers of the Sea, Unite?: The Internationalist Legacy of the Pre–World War I Years

Leon Fink

in Sweatshops at Sea: Merchant Seamen in the World's First Globalized Industry, from 1812 to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807834503
eISBN:
9781469603322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877807_fink.8
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter focuses on the American Prospect's savvy editor-at-large, Harold Meyerson. Meyerson noted with approval that within the umbrella of the recently formed Union Network International, a new ... More


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