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The future of union organising [electronic resource] : building for tomorrow /
edited by Gregor Gall.
imprint
Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
description
xv, 261 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0230222420 (alk. paper), 9780230222427 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
isbn
0230222420 (alk. paper)
9780230222427 (alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Papers presented at a special stream at the 2007 International Labour Process Conference in Dublin.
catalogue key
12027086
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Gregor Gall is Research Professor of Industrial Relations and Director of the Centre for Research in Employment Studies at the University of Hertfordshire UK. His previous work includes two edited volumes on union organising and books on postal workers, the labour movement in Scotland, sex workers, and finance workers. He writes regular columns for the Morning Star, Solidarity and the Guardian's comment is free blog.
Summaries
Description for Bookstore
An examination of 'union organising' on a global scale
Long Description
While 'union organising' has developed over time and in many different environments, and has begun to help the renewal of labour unionism, it has become apparent that it also has a number of different aspects which are problematic. Evaluating the efficacy of the union organising in terms of union strategies, tactics, styles and resources this title outlines a number of suggestions and strategies for improving these deficiences so that labour unions can once again provide an influential voice for workers in the workplace and in society.
Main Description
While union organising has developed over time and in many different environments, it has become apparent that a number of key problems have developed. Evaluating its efficacy in terms of union strategies, tactics, styles and resources, this title outlines a number of strategies for improving these deficiences
Main Description
While union organising has developed over time and& in many& different environments, it has become apparent that a number of key& problems have developed. Evaluating& its efficacy in terms of union strategies, tactics, styles and resources,& this title& outlines a number of strategies for& improving these deficiences
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. ix
Notes on Contributorsp. xi
'Union Organising' - Past, Present and Futurep. 1
Union Organising in the US: New Tactics, Old Barriersp. 10
Opening Pandora's Box: The Paradox of Institutionalised Organisingp. 28
Social Partnership and Union Revitalisation: The Irish Casep. 45
Union Organising in the Netherlands - a Combination of Organising and Servicing Strategiesp. 62
Reinvention of Activism: A Chance for Union Renewal in New Market Economies? The Case of Polandp. 79
The 'Servicing-Organising-Community Continuum': Where Are Australian Unions Today?p. 97
Labour Union Strategies in the European Union Steel Sectorp. 114
CleanStart - Fighting for a Fair Deal for Cleanersp. 131
Organising Immigrants: State Policy and Union-Organising Tactics in the Republic of Irelandp. 150
Union Organising with 'Old' and 'New' Industrial Relations Actors: Sex Workers in Australia and the United Statesp. 175
Reconstructing Construction Unionism: Beyond Top-Down and Bottom-Upp. 187
Contrasts and Contradictions in Union Organising: The Irish Mushroom Industryp. 205
Union Renewal and Young People: Some Positive Indications from British Supermarketsp. 223
Referencesp. 239
Indexp. 259
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