Union Organizing: Campaigning for Trade Union Recognition

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Gregor Gall
Psychology Press, 2003 - Business & Economics - 270 pages
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After many years of indifferent decline, trade union membership is now being revitalized; strategies known as 'union organizing' are being used to recruit and re-energize unions around the globe. This book considers exactly how trade unions are working to do this and provides a much-needed evaluation of these rebuilding strategies.

By comparing historical and contemporary case studies to assess the impact of various organizing campaigns, this book assesses the progress of unions across Europe and America. It raises key debates about the organizing culture and considers the impact of recent union recognition laws on employers and the government's Fairness at Work policy.
A topical and in-depth study into the experiences of trade unions across Europe and America, this is a comprehensive and thought provoking book which is essential reading for those in the industrial relations field.

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
union recruitment strategies
19
Organizing in the offshore oil and gas industry in Britain
39
form and effects
56
Employer opposition to union recognition
79
Union organizing in a notforprofit organization
97
recruitment recognition
114
learning lessons from
133
from Excell to Vertex
153
industrial relations and trade
173
Union organizing in the United States
191
a dual system of industrial
211
drawing up a balance sheet
228
Bibliography
244
Index
259
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About the author (2003)

GREGOR GALL is Professor of Industrial Relations and Director of the Centre for Employment Studies at the University of Hertforshire, UK. He is author of books on postal workers and trade unionism in Scotland and editor of two volumes on union recognition.

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