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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Alternative forms of working-class organization and the mobilization of informal-sector workers in Brazil in the era of neoliberalism
Author: Sandoval, SAM
Abstract: This article examines recent changes in working-class collective actions. First it explains which were the main causes for the decline of traditional labor union militancy resulting from effects of economic stabilization, neoliberalization, and globalization on those key segments of labor movement that accounted for the backbone of union militancy as in the case of the automotive workers, bank workers, steelworkers, and civil servants of the Brazilian economy during the decade of the 1990s. Secondly, the article analyzes the emergence of alternative forms of worker contention among the urban informal sector and the rural workers through the landless workers movement, which also have been affected by the processes of neoliberalization and globalization, but unlike the workers in the formal sector, these continue to contend for worker entitlements and introduce new forms of worker organization different from the conventional union organizations upon which is based the Brazilian labor movement.
Country: EUA
Editor: Cambridge Univ Press
Citation: International Labor And Working-class History. Cambridge Univ Press, n. 72, n. 63, n. 89, 2007.
Rights: embargo
Date Issue: 2007
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