Union Organization and Activity by John KellyUnion Organization and Activity by John Kelly

Union Organization and Activity

EditorJohn Kelly, Paul Willman

Hardcover | September 16, 2004

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This,the second book in the innovativeThe Future of Trade Unions in Britainseries, features substantial and original research on union strategies. It offers readers a detailed analysis of the opportunities and problems faced by unions in using the new trade union recognition law, and will enrich policy debates with much needed evidence. It covers topics such as:

  • organizing campaigns across different sectors and their relative successes and failures
  • the TUC's Organizing Academy
  • public sector unions strategies including the use of partnership agreements
  • the structure of trade unionism as a potential barrier to union revitalization
  • costs and benefits for employers of recognizing unions.

Written by the key thinkers in the field of industrial relations, it highlights the conditions under which organizing and partnership are likely to appeal to union members and employers and thus it has important policy implications for all parties concerned with industrial relations; unions, employers and governments.

Title:Union Organization and ActivityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.7 inPublished:September 16, 2004Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415287383

ISBN - 13:9780415287388


Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Union Mobilization and Employer Counter-Mobilization in the Statutory Recognition Process 3. Union Organizing 4. Equity and Representation in the New Economy 5. Union Structure 6. Public Sector Unionism in a Restructured Public Sector: Challenges and prospects 7. Labour-Management Partnership in the UK Public Sector 8. The End of the Affair? The Decline in Employers' Propensity to Unionize 9. Beyond New Unionism 10. Conclusions. Bibliography