This volume traces the history of organized labor in Peru and Ecuador from its first appearance in the late nineteenth century until the end of the twentieth century. It discusses the relations of trade unionism with economic development and politics, particularly the political tendencies within organized labor. It also discusses the negative impact on the trade union movement of the free enterprise-free trade policies of the last decades of the twentieth century.
About the Author:
Robert J. Alexander is Professor Emeritus of Economics and Political Science, Rutgers University, where he taught for fifty-five years. A distinguished scholar with forty-six earlier books to his credit, including The Bolivarian Presidents: Conversations and Correspondence with Presidents of Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela (Praeger, 1994).