Immigration as industrial strategy in American meatpacking

@inproceedings{Champlin2006ImmigrationAI,
  title={Immigration as industrial strategy in American meatpacking},
  author={Dell Champlin and Eric R. Hake},
  year={2006}
}
This paper examines the connections linking recent changes in Latino migration, the American meatpacking industry, and American immigration policy. As the meatpacking industry has vertically integrated and shifted to rural non-union areas throughout the South, it has grown increasingly dependent on short-term low-skilled employees. This process can be understood as the industrialization of meatpacking, where profitability depends on continuous high-throughput production. To succeed, the… CONTINUE READING

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