The Future of Union Organizing: Building for Tomorrow

Hardcover | August 15, 2009

EditorGregor Gall

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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

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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

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 regu...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.8 × 5.6 × 0.86 inPublished:August 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230222420

ISBN - 13:9780230222427

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Table of Contents

Union Organising Past, Present and Future--G.Gall * Union Organising in the US: New Tactics, Old Barriers--K.Moody * Opening Pandora's Box: The Paradox of Institutionalised Organising--S.Cohen
* Social Partnership and Union Revitalisation: The Irish Case--K.Allen * Union Organising in the Netherlands: A Combination of Organising and Servicing Strategies--M.van Klaveren &--W.Sprenger * Reinvention of Activism: A Chance for Union Renewal in New Market Economies? The Case of Poland--A.Mrozowicki, V.Pulignano &--G.van Hootegem * The Servicing Organising Community Continuum: Where are Australian Unions Today?--M.Jerrard, S.Cockfield &--D.Buttigieg * Labour Union Strategies in the European Union Steel Sector--D.Stroud &--P.Fairbrother * CleanStart: Fighting for a Fair Deal for Cleaners--M.Crosby *
Organising Immigrants: State Policy and Union Organising Tactics in the Republic of Ireland--M.Gonzalez-Perez, T.Dundon &--T.McDonough *  Union Organising with Old and New Industrial Relations Actors: Sex Workers in Australia and the United States--G.Gall * Reconstructing Construction Unionism: Beyond Top-down and Bottom-up--D.Belman &--A.Smith * Contrasts and Contradictions in Union Organising: The Irish Mushroom Industry--F.Arqueros-Fernndez * Union Renewal and Young People: Some Positive Indications from British Supermarkets--I.Byford