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Shattered Hope
Guatemalan Workers And The Promise Of Democracy

ISBN 9780367287214
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
177 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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James A. Goldston