SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Workers in a Just-in-Time World: How Capitalism is forging a Global Supply-Chain-Gang

Kim Moody
Kim Moody (Long-time trade union activist, author of Workers in a Lean World and In Solidarity: Essays on Working Class Organization in the United States)

Date: 27 October 2014Time: 6:30 PM

Finishes: 27 October 2014Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: BGLT

Type of Event: Lecture

Workers across the world are producing more goods, services, and wealth than ever, but receiving less and less of their value in return. Neoliberal polices are the enablers of this extortion, but beneath the privatisation, deregulation, and tax breaks, lies the largely hidden theft of time.  Capital today is forging a worldwide network of digitally-driven, accelerating just-in-time supply chains that push wages down and effort up for the vast majority. Trade unions have been weakened and traditional ‘collective bargaining’ undermined. Yet, resistance is on the rise and capital’s interdependent global networks more vulnerable to disruption than ever.


Kim Moody is the author of several books on labour and social issues including Workers in a Lean World (1997), US Labor in Trouble and Transition (2007), and In Solidarity: Essays on Working-Class Organization in the United States (2014). He has been a trade union activist and a founder and director of the publication Labor Notes in the United States. Until recently he was a senior research fellow in industrial relations at the University of Hertfordshire.

Free entrance, first come first seated. No registration required.

Organiser: Professor Gilbert Achcar

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