Exposing Federal Sponsorship of Job Loss: The Whitehall Plant Closing Campaign and

Exposing Federal Sponsorship of Job Loss

The Whitehall Plant Closing Campaign and "Runaway Plant" Reform, 1st Edition

By Julia C. Abedian

Routledge

192 pages

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Originally published in 1995, this book explores a number of subjects of significance for labor and economic policy, especially the role of U. S. tax policy in the relocation of jobs from the contintental USA to Puerto Rico. The book demonstrates the problems for the USA because of inadequate adjustment policies to protect the interests of communities and workers when plants close and production is relocated. It disproves the myth that markets will take fcare of workers and communities, showing that basic economics is concerned with market forces and not with equity, environmental and worker protections. The Whitehall plant closing case is documented and the economic and political context analyzed which caused that case to be instructive for broader economic and labor policy purposes. In a new age of American Protectionism, this book has enduring relevance.

Table of Contents

1. The Antagonists, the Issue, and the Political and Economic Antecendents 2. Obsolescence of the Picket Line: Taking the Battle to the Courts and Capitol Hill 3. Primetime, 60 Minutes and Michael Moore: The Media Campaign 4. Was It Worth the Fight?

About the Series

Studies on Industrial Productivity: Selected Works

Originally published between 1994 and 2000 the volumes in this set discuss:

  • the successful implementation of radical, technological innovations within business organizations.
  • issues of Chinese rural-rural and rural-urban migration
  • a number of subjects of significance for labor and economic policy, especially the role of U. S. tax policy in the relocation of jobs from the contintental USA to Puerto Rico.
  • the impact an immigrant community in the USA has on the type and quantity of foreign goods available.
  • the relation between technology and the exercise of sea power.
  • problems related to investment planning, capacity additions, and choice of technology in dynamic manufacturing systems.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS069020
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
BUS069030
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory