Agrarian Frontier Expansion and Conflicts over Labor
Strike of migrant sugarcane workers: "Where are our labor rights?", Source: Centro de Estudos do Trabalho, Ambiente e Saúde (Unesp Presidente Prudente), 2016


labor, trade unions, industrial agriculture, sugarcane, conflict, agrarian frontier, Brazil


This article explores large-scale industrial agriculture and related conflicts over labor in Brazil. It does so through an analysis of the industrial transformation of the sugarcane sector in São Paulo state, a representative case of recent agricultural changes and their effects on wage workers, trade unions and their struggles.
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