Resumen del Libro
Comprehensive work utilizes official documents and other sources to analyze 142 labor conflicts in maquiladoras from 1968-87. Contends that unionism is functional to this industry. Sets forth model indicating that while unions in internally-oriented firms may function as mediator between management and workers, management in export-oriented firms have direct control over unions and workers. This control results in unions loss of negotiating power and the imposition of regressive contracts by management –Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.