Gewerkschaftliche Machtressourcen in landwirtschaftlichen Transformationsprozessen
Eine Analyse des Zuckerrohrsektors im Bundesstaat São Paulo
This paper focuses on labor, trade unions and their bargaining power in agricultural transformation processes. I analyze the effects of the transformation of the sugarcane sector in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, which led to increased unemployment, new forms of control over workers, a fragmentation of workers and to internal conflicts within unions. The power resources of manual and mechanized workers and of rural and transport worker unions were affected differently by those processes. Overall, the bargaining power and struggles of all workers and unions were weakened.