Building Global Labor Solidarity in a Time of Accelerating Globalization

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About the Author

Kim Scipes is associate professor of sociology at Purdue University Northwest in Westville, Indiana. He has previously authored two books: KMU: Building Genuine Trade Unionism in the Philippines, 1980-1994 (New Day Books, 1996) and AFL-CIO's Secret War Against Developing Country Workers: Solidarity or Sabotage? (Lexington Books, 2010).

Other contributors include: David Bacon, Bruno Dobrusin, Jenny Jungehülsing, Katherine Nastovski, Timothy Ryan, Michael Zweig


"An insightful and edifying discourse on global labor issues, Building Global Labor Solidarity in a Time of Accelerating Globalization shines both a practical and theoretical light on how labor movements are unifying workers across the globe to create a more independent economy loosening itself from corporate restraints. Even as the United States elects anti-union, anti-worker candidates, countries formerly paying slave wages like the Bangladesh, Mexico and the Philippines are developing unions and worker centers. Building Global Labor Solidarity is a must read for labor educations, activists, union organizers and anyone interested in the global labor market and how those markets can be transformed."
--Karen Ford, Former 3rd Vice President, National Writers Union UAW 1981 and author of, Thoughts of a Fried Chicken Watermelon Woman

"Kim Scipes has toiled long and hard to bring a thoughtful analysis of true international solidarity to American workers. He has exposed the duplicity of many in the US labor bureaucracy who have sided with corporate American internationally in the betrayal of workers struggles. This anthology of some of the finest thinkers on this topic is a must read."
--Peter Olney, Retired Organizing Director International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU)

"Kim Scipes has lived and breathed global labor solidarity for decades, and in this collection he presents essays from some of the most incisive thinkers he has met along the way. From multifaceted standpoints of solidarity, they move beyond critiques of the barriers we face to challenge us to achieve a world of justice, health and planetary survival."
--Todd Jailer, Workers' Guide to Health and Safety

"Were organizers to begin studying the issues facing the working class today, each of these essays would be worth a major investment in time and energy"
--George N. Schmidt, Substance News