To Hell and Back: the De-structuring of Markets and the Mexicanization of Labor Relations of Detroit’s Big Three, or the End of an Era

  • Alejandro Covarrubias V Profesor investigador del Centro de Estudios de América del Norte, El Colegio de Sonora,
Keywords: labor, auto, relations, crisis, contracts, Mexicanization,

Abstract

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, Beck noted the imminent appearance of precarious labor relations in the central countries and, using Brazil as a model, called this trend the labor Brazilianization of the West. This article identifies labor market restructuring in the United States’ Big Three auto manufacturers as a factor in their current productive and financial resurgence. Together, they have managed to de-structure the historic rules in the sector’s labor relations in processes that look like the Mexicanization of labor relations.
How to Cite
Covarrubias V, A. (1). To Hell and Back: the De-structuring of Markets and the Mexicanization of Labor Relations of Detroit’s Big Three, or the End of an Era. Norteamérica, Revista Académica Del CISAN-UNAM, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.20999/nam.2015.a003
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