Cross-Border Trade: An Institutional Model for Labor Unions and NGOs?

  • Kathleen Staudt
  • Irasema Coronado


In chapter five, we examine business, commerce, and labor at the border. Here too, we find official machinery and institutions that facilitate business and commercial flows. Large-scale capital investments and the possibility of expanded market niches and profits facilitate this movement. The same cannot be said for labor and labor unions, mostly steeped in national rather than cross-national solidarities. Competition also underlies these relationships, both among business and labor.


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  • Irasema Coronado

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