Worker dissatisfaction isn't even acknowledged in the EPZs dude. The gate guards carry revolvers. And the contractors have shown completely no empathy towards the worker's situation. Why do you think these jobs were all out-sourced (more jobs continue to be) out the States anyway?
EDIT: I also want to throw some numbers your way involving the number of people "employed" in the EPZs. Employment in these zones have skyrocketed. In 1986, the Philippines had only 23,000 workers in these zones, then in increased to 229,000 in 1994, and a few years ago, when Ms. Klein was writing this book, almost half a million people (459,000) were employed in 52 EPZs.
Even that isn't shit compared to China. "The largest zone economy is China, where by conservative estimates there are 18,000,000 people [working] in 124 EPZs." (No Logo p.205)
"In total, the International Labor Organization says that there are at least 850 EPZs in the world, but that number is likely much closer to 1,000, spread through 70 countries and employing roughly 27,000,000 workers. The WTO estimates that between $200 and $250 billion worth of trade flows through the zones." (No Logo p.205)
Another example of the outrageous growth of these zones, "... the free trade factories along the U.S. - Mexico border - in Spanish, maquiladoras (from maquillar, "to make up, or assemble") - are probably the only structures that proliferate as quickly as Wal-mart outlets: there were 789 maquiladoras in 1985. In 1995, there were 2,747. By 1997, there were 3,508 employing about 900,000 workers." (No Logos p.205)
My point is that worker dissatisfaction with their job in these EPZ's, like I said, isn't a thing. You either work or you starve, quite literally. I don't think I need to give examples of the workers dormitories which are horrible. It obviously doesn't keep them from not working there. (end EDIT)
Not only that, corporations are moving towards a "temp worker" trend. Which means that although these workers might have grievances, it doesn't matter, they're temps and can be changed like light bulbs. They don't have the rights or benefits that "perms" do.
Labor-Force Profiles in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., 1997
51.9% of total working age adults (U.S.) are unemployed, self-employed, temp or part-time workers.
64.8% in Canada
61.3% in the U.K.
(No Logo p.273 Table 11.6)
I will agree though that these corporations wouldn't be nearly as powerful without the puppet State. But the fact is, these companies are very powerful and brutally efficient (in cost-savings).
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