Use of Global Value Chains by Labor Organizers

Katie Quan
Competition and Change

Quan, Katie (March 2008). Use of Global Value Chains by Labor Organizers. Competition and Change. Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 89-104.
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This paper examines ways that labor educators have modified global value chains to teach workers about their industries, and uses two case studies to illustrate the application that global value chains have to comprehensive organizing campaigns. The paper argues that labor organizers should go one step further by using global value chains to conceptualize global plans to stabilize employment for workers after the end of the Multi-Fiber Arrangement, and to raise wages in this context.