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Guest Workers and Resistance to U.S. Corporate Despotism

Immanuel Ness


This book thoroughly investigates the use of guest workers in the United States, the largest recipient of migrant labor in the world. The book argues that the use of migrant labor is increasing in importance and represents despotic practices calculated by key U.S. business leaders in the global economy to lower labor costs and expand profits under the guise of filling a shortage of labor for substandard or scarce skilled jobs. The book shows how worker migration and guest worker programs weaken the power of labor in both sending and receiving countries. The in-depth case studies of the rapid e ... More

Keywords: guest workers, immigrant labor, worker migration, U.S. organized labor, American workers, labor migration, migrant workers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780252036279
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252036279.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Immanuel Ness, author
Brooklyn College