The Maquiladora Reader: Cross-Border Organizing Since NAFTA

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"Globalization" is one of the most talked-about phenomena of the 1990s, but little information is available on how those who are most involved - the communities and working people affected by globe-trotting corporations - are responding to its challenges.

The Maquiladora Reader explores how grassroots activists are facing one of the most important trends in the globalization of production: the proliferation of maquiladoras, the foreign- (mostly U.S.-) owned assembly plants along the Mexico-U.S. border.

Through more than two dozen readings culled from a variety of sources, The Maquiladora Reader reveals the determination and creativity of maquiladora workers as they seek to improve their wages and working conditions, protect their communities from health and environmental hazards, and build cross-border relationships with unions, religious groups, community organizations, and others.

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The Maquiladora Reader brings us all up to speed on the complex Realities of life on the Mexico-U.S. border, never reducing women workers to mere victims, revealing them to be analyzing, strategizing agents, whose actions will play a major part in determining the future direction of globalization. -- Cynthia Enloe, author, Bananas, Beaches, and Bases: Making Feminist Sense of International Politics

This extraordinary book tells the little-known but heroic story of how workers in the maquiladoras have organized themselves to change conditions in their workplaces and communities - and how they have forged alliances on both sides of the border. Their grassroots yet transnational movement teaches the lessons we need to start taking on the destructive aspects of globalization everywhere. -- Jeremy Brecher, author, Global Village or Global Pillage: Economic Reconstruction from the Bottom Up

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