Multinational Monitor

JULY/AUG 2006
VOL 27 No. 4

FEATURES:

No Choices: Australia's Unions Confront Labor Law "Reform"
by Graham Matthews

Mexican Miners Rise Up: The Explosive Dispute Over Privatization
by David Bacon

Giving Workers the Business: World Bank Support for Labor Deregulation
by Peter Bakvis

INTERVIEWS:

Disposable Workers: Layoffs and Their Consequences
An Interview with Louis Uchitelle

Undermining Democracy: Worker Repression in the United States
An Interview with David Bonior

A Kind of Modern Slavery: Labor Flexibility Comes to Indonesia
An Interview with Saepul Tavip

DEPARTMENTS:

Behind the Lines

Editorial
The Labor Flexibility Con

The Front
Pfizer vs. The Philippines -- Conflict at the Academies

The Lawrence Summers Memorial Award

Book Notes
The Undeclared War Against the Middle Class -- Misadventures in Corporate Media -- Looting Africa: The Economics of Exploitation

Names In the News

Resources

Organizations

Publications

American Rights at Work
1100 17th Street NW, Suite 950
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: info@americanrightsatwork.org
www.americanrightsatwork.org

Center for Economic
and Policy Research

1611 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20009
E-mail: cepr@cepr.net
www.cepr.net

Jobs with Justice
1325 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
E-mail: info@jwj.org
www.jwj.org

Interfaith Worker Justice
1020 West Bryn Mawr Avenue,
4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60660
E-mail: bhulteen@iwj.org
www.iwj.org

Campaign for Labor Rights

1247 E Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
E-mail: clr@clrlabor.org
www.clrlabor.org

International Labor Rights Fund
2001 S Street, NW #420
Washington, DC 20009
E-mail: laborrights@ilrf.org
www.laborrights.org

AFL-CIO
815 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
www.aflcio.org

National Labor Committee
540 West 48th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10036
E-mail: nlc@nlcnet.org
www.nlcnet.org

International Confederation of Trade Unions
5 Boulevard du Roi Albert II, Bte 1
1210 Brussels
BELGIUM
E-mail: internetpo@icftu.org
www.icftu.org

Australian Council
of Trade Unions

Level 2, 393 Swanston Street
Melbourne Vic.3000
AUSTRALIA
E-mail: mailbox@actu.asn.au
www.actu.asn.au

Australia’s Labour
and Trade Union Directory

www.vicnet.net.au/government/
labour


Public Services International Research Unit
Business School
University of Greenwich
Park Row, Greenwich,
London SE10 9LS
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: psiru@psiru.org
www.psiru.org

The Trade Union
Advisory Committee

15, rue Lapérouse
75016 Paris
FRANCE
E-mail: tuac@tuac.org
www.tuac.org

Global Union Research Network
ACTRAV

Bureau for Workers’ Activities
International Labour Office
Route des Morillons 4
CH-1211 Geneva 22
SWITZERLAND
E-mail: researchnet@ilo.org
www.gurn.info

Labour Behind the Label

38 Exchange Street
Norwich, UK NR2 1AX
E-mail: info@labourbehindthelabel.org
www.labourbehindthelabel.org

The International Labour
Organization (ILO)
4, route des Morillons
CH-1211 Geneva 22
SWITZERLAND
E-mail: ilo@ilo.org
www.ilo.org

Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)
P.O. Box 1019
Johannesburg 2000
SOUTH AFRICA
E-mail: cosatu@sn.apc.org
www.cosatu.org.za

International Labour Research and Information Group (ILRIG)

P.O. Box 1213
Woodstock 7915
SOUTH AFRICA
E-mail: info@ilrig.org.za
www.ilrigsa.org.za

STITCH
1525 Newton Street, NW
Washington, DC  20010
E-mail: stitch@stitchonline.org
www.stitchonline.org

U.S./Labor Education in the Americas Project
P.O. Box 268-290
Chicago, IL 60626
E-mail: info@usleap.org
www.usleap.org

Clean Clothes Campaign

Postbus 11584
1001 GN Amsterdam
THE NETHERLANDS
E-mail: info@cleanclothes.org
www.cleanclothes.org

LaborNet
P.O. Box 720027
San Francisco, CA 94172
www.labornet.org

Labourstart
51 Briarfield Avenue
London N3 2LG
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: ericlee@labourstart.org
www.labourstart.org

Integrity in Science Project

The Center for Science
in the Public Interest
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009
E-mail: science@cspinet.org
www.cspinet.org/integrity

Monsanto Watch
E-mail: info@monsantowatch.org
www.monsantowatch.org

Halliburton Watch
P.O. Box 19405
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: staff@HalliburtonWatch.org
www.halliburtonwatch.org

Service Employees
International Union

1800 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
www.seiu.org

Centre for Science
and Environment

41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area
New Delhi 110062
INDIA
E-mail: cse@cseindia.org
www.cseindia.org

MiningWatch Canada
250 City Centre Avenue, Suite 508
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6K7
CANADA
E-mail: info@miningwatch.ca
www.miningwatch.ca

Earthworks
1612 K Street, NW, Suite 808
Washington, DC 20006
E-mail: info@earthworksaction.org
www.mineralpolicy.org

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
1775 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
www.ufcw.org

The Disposable American:
Layoffs and Their Consequences

By Louis Uchitelle
New York: Knopf, 2006

Greenleft Weekly
P.O. Box 394, Broadway
NSW 2007
AUSTRALIA
E-mail: glw@greenleft.org.au
www.greenleft.org.au

How the World Bank & IMF Use the Doing Business Report to PromoteLabor Market Deregulation in Developing Countries
By Peter Bakvis
Washington, DC: ICFTU/Global Unions
Washington Office, 2006


Doing Business in 2007 —
How to Reform

Washington, DC: World Bank, 2006
www.doingbusiness.org

Communities without Borders: Images and Voices from the World of Migration
By David Bacon,
Ithaca, New York: ILR Press, 2006

The Children of NAFTA:Labor Wars on the U.S./Mexico Border
By David Bacon
University of California Press, 2004

Made in Indonesia: Indonesian Workers Since Suharto
By Dan La Botz
Cambridge, MA:
South End Press, 2001

Developing Poverty: The State, Labor Market Deregulation, and the Informal Economy in Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic
By Jose Itzigsohn
University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2000

A Troublemaker’s Handbook 2:
How To Fight Back Where You Work — And Win!

Edited by Jane Slaughter
Detroit: Labor Notes, 2005

Labor Notes
7435 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48210
E-mail: labornotes@labornotes.org
www.labornotes.org

Fat and Mean: The Corporate Squeeze of Working Americans
and the Myth of  Managerial “Downsizing”

By David M. Gordon
New York: Free Press, 1996

The Great Risk Shift: The Assault on American Jobs, Families, Health Care,and Retirement — And How You Can Fight Back
By Jacob S. Hacker
New York: University Press, 2006

The Global Class War: How America’s Bipartisan Elite Lost Our Future — and What It Will Take to Win It Back
By Jeff Faux
Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2006

Labored Relations: Law, Politics, and the NLRB — A Memoir
By William Gould
Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2000

Governing the Workplace: The Future of Labor and Employment Law
By Paul Weiler
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1990

University, Inc.: The Corporate Corruption of Higher Education
By Jennifer Washburn
New York: Basic Books, 2005

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