Wednesday, March 26, 2014

CounterPunch, March 21, 2014, Friday


March 21, 2014, Friday

CounterPunch (full article)

The NAFTA Scorecard

Capital mobility has been an irresistible hammer for holding down wages and worsening job conditions — a study by Cornell University Professor Kate Bronfenbrenner found that more than 50 percent of employers made threats to shut down and/or move their facilities in response to unionization activity during the three-year period of 1993 to 1995, and that the rate of actual shutdowns tripled from the pre-NAFTA rate.