A Global Union For Global Workers: Collective Bargaining and by Nathan Lillie

By Nathan Lillie

This can be a publication approximately how worldwide unionism used to be born within the maritime delivery region. It argues that the economic constitution of delivery, and particularly the interconnected nature of delivery creation chains, facilitated the globalization of union bargaining procedure, and the transnationalization of union constructions for mobilizing business motion. This, in flip, resulted in international collective bargaining associations and potent union participation in international regulatory politics. This examine makes use of numerous resource and analytical suggestions, depending seriously on interviews with union legitimate and different maritime humans in lots of nations.

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2000) shape politics in global arenas. Opportunities to exploit governance regimes tend to be contingent on the specific circumstances of a particular issue area. In the case in point, these include the technical requirements of specific seafaring jobs, the organization of production, and traditions of training. Industrial structures, production processes and environmental dangers inherent to segments of the industry create power resources and give political salience to issues of shipping safety.

The shipowner would be subject to US law and pay US taxes, the seafarers would belong to US unions, and the ship would be run according to US safety regulations and labor law. 1 During the period immediately following the war, seafaring unions in many countries gained leverage over employers, while national regulatory regimes constrained the ability of shipowners to employ foreign labor on national flag ships. In this context, wages and conditions on ships improved commensurate with, or in some cases more quickly than, those ashore (Donn 1989).

Political formulation of international regulatory regimes takes place in a variety of contexts. Often rules are generated in intergovernmental organizations tasked with maintaining technical, safety, or environmental standards. Businesses also produce regimes, through voluntary associations, or through the practices of dominant firms. Private transnational regimes serve much the same function for non-state actors as inter-state regimes serve for state actors—that of standardizing expectations and reducing risk (Haufler 2000)—and arise out of and reflect a particular pattern of global capitalist competition (Jessop 2002).

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