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Organizing the unorganized

Heery, Edmund James ORCID: and Adler, L. 2004. Organizing the unorganized. Frege, Carola M. and Kelly, John, eds. Varieties of Unionism: Strategies for Union Revitalization in a Globalizing Economy, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 45-70. (10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270149.003.0004)

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This chapter has two foci. In the first place, it develops a framework for analysing union organizing activity in a comparative context. Organizing strategies are distinguished in terms of their centrality to unions, targeting, and methods used, and the utility of the framework is illustrated by reference to patterns of union organizing in the US, UK, Germany, Italy, and Spain. In the second place, the chapter develops an explanation of national patterns. A multi-factor explanation is offered that identifies national industrial relations institutions, the strategies of state and employers, and inherited union identities as causal factors. Once again, the argument is illustrated by reference to the five national cases.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: union organizing, institutions, strategies, state, employers, union identities
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199270149
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Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 09:37

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