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Shattered Hope Guatemalan Workers And The Promise Of Democracy

By James A Goldston Copyright 1989
    194 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This book seeks to evaluate the political transformation that has been claimed for Guatemala since 1986 in light of its effects upon workers, considering the future evolution of Guatemala's experiment in controlled democracy.

    International Labor Rights Research and Education Fund -- Preface -- Introduction: The Problem of Guatemalan Democracy -- The Contemporary Context of the Labor Movement -- Rural Organization -- Conditions of Work -- Violence Against Organized Workers and Peasants -- Work Without Wages: Civil Patrols and Food for Work -- Child Labor -- Impediments to Securing Legal Recognition -- Employer Resistance to Union Organization -- Collective Bargaining, Dispute Resolution and Strikes -- Solidarismo: Harmony Without Unions -- The Law’s Failure: Ineffective Enforcement -- United States Policy Towards Guatemala -- The Need for Change


    James A. Goldston