Edur Velasco Arregui

Edur Velasco Arregui

Edur Velasco Arregui is a professor of law and labour economics at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico City.

Continental Crucible: Big Business, Workers and Unions in the Transformation of North America, Second Edition

Continental Crucible: Big Business, Workers and Unions in the Transformation of North America, Second Edition

SKU: 9781629630953
Author: Richard Roman and Edur Velasco Arregui • Foreword by Steve Early • Preface by Mel Watkins
Publisher: PM Press/Fernwood
ISBN: 9781629630953
Published: 5/2015
Format: Pamphlet, ePub, mobi, PDF
Page count: 192
Size: 9 x 6
Subjects: Political Economy/Labor Studies


“This insightful, revealing, and passionate book is a must read for workers and union activists all over the world in their efforts to develop strategies to overcome neoliberalism. The creation of a single North American and global labor market by NAFTA and neoliberal globalization has created both the bases and the necessity for workers and unions to move beyond nationalism and chauvinism.”
—Alejandro Álvarez, socioeconomist and professor at the Faculty of Economics–Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM, National Autonomous University of Mexico), member of the Trinational Coalition in Defense of Public Education and of the ’68 Pro-Democratic Liberties Committee.

“The analysis presented by the authors and the conclusions they come to are fundamentally sound. The call for going beyond basic cooperation between unions to a profound transformation of unions into organizations fighting for the needs and aspirations of working people in all three countries is powerful and exciting. This very readable text may well prove crucial for those wanting to move beyond a national framework and encompass one that is continental and global.”
—Chris Schenk, Global Labour Journal

“All of those interested in understanding the nature of the problems we face in taking on the capitalist class and building a new continental labor movement will find this book essential.”
—Dan La Botz, New Politics

“The product of decades of close collaboration between two participant/observers of the Mexican labor movement, Continental Crucible is a significant contribution to the literature on NAFTA and labor that merits the study and consideration of labor educators.”
Labor Studies Journal

“Roman and Velasco have made a valuable contribution to understanding the convergence of North American political economy under free trade and neoliberalism, and a timely intervention in their call for a transnational labor movement with transformative ambitions.”
Working USA

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