Copper Workers, International Business, and Domestic by Angela Vergara

By Angela Vergara

During this booklet, Angela Vergara tells the tale of the exertions flow in Chile in the course of the stories of staff in copper mines owned by means of Anaconda, an important multinational company. hoping on archival resources, newspapers, and oral histories, she recounts the workers???­ fiscal, political, and social struggles over the forty-five-year interval while the chilly struggle ruled politics. The hard work circulation, Vergara argues, used to be a revolutionary strength instrumental within the advent of nationwide reforms and the radicalization of politics. In Chile its function is necessary to realizing the growth of the welfare nation within the Fifties, the advent of social reforms within the Nineteen Sixties, and the Chilean highway to socialism within the early Nineteen Seventies. The publication unearths the old beginning of the implementation of neoliberal guidelines, the erosion of work rights, and the emergence of the so-called Chilean financial version championed by way of the 'Chicago boys.' the various adjustments undertaken within the Seventies and Nineteen Eighties, the ebook indicates, had their impetus within the problem of the import-substitution attempt of the past due Nineteen Fifties.

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Diccionario biográfico, 11th ed. v. “Rodolfo Michels”; “New Vice President Elected by the Anaconda Company,” New York Times, October 28, 1962. 51. “Anaconda Names Chile Units’ Head,” New York Times, September 26, 1964. 53 For example, William J. Bennett, general manager in the 1960s, arrived in Potrerillos in 1926. A native of Butte, Bennett had earned a degree in chemical engineering from Montana State College. 56 Bennett moved back to the United States only after retiring in 1967. After their time in South America, some general managers went on to have a successful career in the United States.

10. Griffith and Illanes to Director General del Trabajo, December 17, 1953, arnad, dt, Providencias, 1954, vol. 5. 11. Griffith and Illanes to Director General, December 17, 1953. 12. Andino (Potrerillos), October 13, 1956. Vergara 4/11/08 42 1:34 PM Page 42 COPPER WORKERS IN COLD WAR CHILE improvement in living standards, conditions in the other camps improved slowly. In 1957, for example, the company started the construction of a new airport in Potrerillos, remodeled houses, paved several streets, started the construction of a new theater in Potrerillos, inaugurated a theater in the small camp of Las Vegas, finished the children’s hospital, and constructed bunkhouses for single male employees in Barquito.

Vergara 4/11/08 1:34 PM Page 31 F R O M M O N TA N A TO P OT R E R I L LO S 31 house, or a room in the case of single employees, and light and water. 72 Following the Great Depression, economic benefits shrank, and foreign employees complained about low salaries. ”73 Salaries had not improved by 1942, when March wrote to Reno Sales in New York expressing his disappointment with the small raise he had received. ”74 Despite the meager economic benefits of the 1930s and 1940s, many young geologists and engineers took jobs in Chile as a way to gain experience in the field.

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