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The Resource Out of sight : the long and disturbing story of corporations outsourcing catastrophe, Erik Loomis

Out of sight : the long and disturbing story of corporations outsourcing catastrophe, Erik Loomis

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Out of sight : the long and disturbing story of corporations outsourcing catastrophe
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Out of sight
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the long and disturbing story of corporations outsourcing catastrophe
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Erik Loomis
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eng
Summary
When jobs can move anywhere in the world, bosses have no incentive to protect either their workers or the environment. Work moves seamlessly across national boundaries, yet the laws that protect us from rapacious behavior remain tied to national governments. This situation creates an all-too-familiar "race to the bottom, " where profit is generated on the backs of workers and at the cost of toxic pollution. In 'Out of Sight', Erik Loomis<U+0127> �a historian of both the labor and environmental movements<U+0127> �follows the thread that runs from the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York in 1911 to the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building outside of Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 2013. The truth is that our systems of industrial production today are just as dirty and abusive as they were during the depths of the industrial revolution and the Gilded Age, but the ugly side of manufacturing is now hidden in faraway places where workers are most vulnerable. Today, American capitalists threaten that any environmental regulations will drive up the cost of production and force them to relocate our jobs to a country where they don't face such laws and can re-create their toxic work conditions. It wasn't always like this. In his insightful book, Loomis shows that the great environmental victories of twentieth-century America<U+0127> �the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the EPA<U+0127> �were actually union victories. This history is a call to action: when we fight for our planet, we fight for our own dignity as workers and citizens. 'Out of Sight' calls upon us to fight for regulations that follow corporations wherever they do business and put the power back in workers' hands.--
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Loomis, Erik
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non fiction
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  • Contracting out
  • Manufactures
  • Industrial relations
  • Labor
  • Labor
  • Industrial safety
  • Employee rights
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Out of sight : the long and disturbing story of corporations outsourcing catastrophe, Erik Loomis
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: the scourge of capital mobility -- 1. Standing up to corporate domination: a brief history -- 2. Workplace catastrophes -- 3. Outsourcing pollution -- 4. Concealed food, broken workers -- 5. The climate is for sale -- 6. The way forward
Control code
FIEb17721325
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 245 pages
Isbn
9781620970089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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(OCoLC)891618583
Label
Out of sight : the long and disturbing story of corporations outsourcing catastrophe, Erik Loomis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: the scourge of capital mobility -- 1. Standing up to corporate domination: a brief history -- 2. Workplace catastrophes -- 3. Outsourcing pollution -- 4. Concealed food, broken workers -- 5. The climate is for sale -- 6. The way forward
Control code
FIEb17721325
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 245 pages
Isbn
9781620970089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)891618583

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