Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Brazil's Steel CityDevelopmentalism, Strategic Power, and Industrial Relations in Volta Redonda, 1941-1964$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Oliver Dinius

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780804771689

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804771689.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM STANFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.stanford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Stanford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in SSO for personal use.date: 24 October 2019

From Construction to Production

From Construction to Production

Labor Management in Transition

Chapter:
(p.98) 4 From Construction to Production
Source:
Brazil's Steel City
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804771689.003.0005

This chapter examines labor management in Brazil during the late 1940s, focusing on the National Steel Company's (Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional; CSN) transition to steel production that necessitated the creation of a workforce with the skills to operate highly specialized equipment. It discusses the bureaucratization of CSN's labor management and the rationalization of its labor regime by implementing personnel policies, staffing plans, and career ladders without eliminating the essential principles of paternalism, including penalties for failure to comply with work orders and merit-based awards and promotions. This paternalist approach prevented the steelworkers from enjoying some of the opportunities that came with the career ladders as well as legally guaranteed benefits such as profit sharing. The inherent conflict between the paternalist and rational tenets of CSN's labor management would contribute to the revival of the local trade union in the early 1950s.

Keywords:   Brazil, paternalism, National Steel Company, bureaucratization, labor management, steel production, steelworkers, career ladders, profit sharing, promotions

Stanford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.