Choke Points: Logistics Workers Disrupting the Global Supply Chain

Choke Points: Logistics Workers Disrupting the Global Supply Chain

2018 | ISBN: 0745337244, 0745337252 | English | 256 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

The global economy seems indomitable. Goods travel all over the globe, supplying just-in-time retail stocks, keeping consumers satisfied and businesses profitable.
But there are vulnerabilities, and Choke Points reveals them-and the ways that workers are finding ways to make use of the power that those choke points afford them. Exploring a number of case studies around the world, this book uncovers a little-known network of resistance by logistics workers worldwide who are determined to contest their exploitation by the forces of global capital. Through close accounts of wildcat strikes, roadblocks, and boycotts, from South China to Southern California, the contributors build a picture of a movement that flies under the radar, but carries the potential to force dramatic change.

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