Multinational Monitor

VOL 27 No. 4


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


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


Behind the Lines

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




American Rights at Work
1100 17th Street NW, Suite 950
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: [email protected]

Center for Economic
and Policy Research

1611 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20009
E-mail: [email protected]

Jobs with Justice
1325 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
E-mail: [email protected]

Interfaith Worker Justice
1020 West Bryn Mawr Avenue,
4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60660
E-mail: [email protected]

Campaign for Labor Rights

1247 E Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
E-mail: [email protected]

International Labor Rights Fund
2001 S Street, NW #420
Washington, DC 20009
E-mail: [email protected]

815 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006

National Labor Committee
540 West 48th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10036
E-mail: [email protected]

International Confederation of Trade Unions
5 Boulevard du Roi Albert II, Bte 1
1210 Brussels
E-mail: [email protected]

Australian Council
of Trade Unions

Level 2, 393 Swanston Street
Melbourne Vic.3000
E-mail: [email protected]

Australia’s Labour
and Trade Union Directory

Public Services International Research Unit
Business School
University of Greenwich
Park Row, Greenwich,
London SE10 9LS
E-mail: [email protected]

The Trade Union
Advisory Committee

15, rue Lapérouse
75016 Paris
E-mail: [email protected]

Global Union Research Network

Bureau for Workers’ Activities
International Labour Office
Route des Morillons 4
CH-1211 Geneva 22
E-mail: [email protected]

Labour Behind the Label

38 Exchange Street
Norwich, UK NR2 1AX
E-mail: [email protected]

The International Labour
Organization (ILO)
4, route des Morillons
CH-1211 Geneva 22
E-mail: [email protected]

Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)
P.O. Box 1019
Johannesburg 2000
E-mail: [email protected]

International Labour Research and Information Group (ILRIG)

P.O. Box 1213
Woodstock 7915
E-mail: [email protected]

1525 Newton Street, NW
Washington, DC  20010
E-mail: [email protected]

U.S./Labor Education in the Americas Project
P.O. Box 268-290
Chicago, IL 60626
E-mail: [email protected]

Clean Clothes Campaign

Postbus 11584
1001 GN Amsterdam
E-mail: [email protected]

P.O. Box 720027
San Francisco, CA 94172

51 Briarfield Avenue
London N3 2LG
E-mail: [email protected]

Integrity in Science Project

The Center for Science
in the Public Interest
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009
E-mail: [email protected]

Monsanto Watch
E-mail: [email protected]

Halliburton Watch
P.O. Box 19405
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: [email protected]

Service Employees
International Union

1800 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Centre for Science
and Environment

41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area
New Delhi 110062
E-mail: [email protected]

MiningWatch Canada
250 City Centre Avenue, Suite 508
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6K7
E-mail: [email protected]

1612 K Street, NW, Suite 808
Washington, DC 20006
E-mail: [email protected]

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
1775 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

The Disposable American:
Layoffs and Their Consequences

By Louis Uchitelle
New York: Knopf, 2006

Greenleft Weekly
P.O. Box 394, Broadway
NSW 2007
E-mail: [email protected]

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

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: [email protected]

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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