Instant Access to the Journals You Need

for just $40 per month.

Start Your Free Trial

Mexican State-Labor Relations and the Political Implications of Free Trade

Mexican State-Labor Relations and the Political Implications of Free Trade

Abstract

Mexican State-Labor Relations and the Political Implications of Free Trade SAGE Publications, Inc.1995DOI: 10.1177/0094582X9502200106 Maria Lorena Cook by Throughout Latin America, organized labor has been seriously affected by a decade of economic crisis and neoliberal economic restructuring that has resulted in increased unemployment, declining real wages, and reduced union prerogatives. In Mexico these economic changes have been accompanied by a dramatic reduction in organized labor's political influence and the virtual destruction of union militancy and autonomy. Plant closures, layoffs, and the dismantling of strongly prounion collective bargaining agreements have eliminated or debilitated once militant workers' organizations in such industries as auto, mining, and steel. The capacity of either official or independent unions to articulate an alternative vision for Mexican economic and social development-a capacity in existence as recently as the late 1970s-is scarcely in evidence today. These changes have also brought about an initial restructuring of state-labor relations in Mexico. Because of the historical significance of Mexican labor's relationship with the regime, changes in state-labor relations affect the nature of the regime itself: its social bases, the relationship between party, government, and social sectors, and forms of mediation between state and society. In the 1980s it was commonplace
Loading next page...
 
/lp/sage/mexican-state-labor-relations-and-the-political-implications-of-free-Db9T8Fnvgl

You're reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

And millions more from thousands of peer-reviewed journals, for only $40/month.

Start Your Free Trial

What content is in DeepDyve?

  • Read and share from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from Springer, Elsevier, Nature, IEEE, Wiley-Blackwell and more.
  • All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

Rent Scholarly Articles?

  • Read the full article in your browser.
  • Access all of your rentals from the cloud anywhere you have an internet connection.
  • Beautiful reading experience – Full charts and figures, just like the PDF.
  • Read as much as you'd like - whenever you'd like.

Happy Users

“In one word renting from DeepDyve is FANTASTIC!!! ... 99% of the time I only need access to an article for a month or so, so renting the articles is perfect for me.”

Adam S.

“Thanks for a great service! For an unaffiliated science blogger like myself this is like a dream come true.”

Seppo P.

“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”

Daniel C.

“Let me seize this opportunity and congratulate you on the service you are rendering to the scientific community.”

Joao B.