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Amalgamation Strategies

Roger Undy

in Trade Union Merger Strategies: Purpose, Process, and Performance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199544943
eISBN:
9780191719936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544943.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

The potential for amalgamations to transform union organization is discussed before outlining the main characteristics of the ten amalgamated and two aborted amalgamations at the heart of the study. ... More


Value and the Public Sector

Jane L. Collins

in The Politics of Value: Three Movements to Change How We Think about the Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226446004
eISBN:
9780226446288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226446288.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

In the spring of 2011, elected officials in the state of Wisconsin rescinded most collective bargaining rights for public sector workers and cut the state budget in ways that reduced public services. ... More


Caring for the Great Society

Eileen Boris and Jennifer Klein

in Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195329117
eISBN:
9780199949496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329117.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter shows that amid the aspirations of the Great Society, the expectation that non-elderly welfare recipients should seek wage work became hitched to the demands of older Americans for care. ... More


Freezers of Corpses and Sea Burials: The Liverpool Gravediggers' Strike

Tara Martin López

in The Winter of Discontent: Myth, Memory, and History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380291
eISBN:
9781781381588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380291.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter examines the most notorious strike of the Winter of Discontent: the Liverpool gravedigger’s strike. The author immediately clarifies the popular claim that the Left-wing National Union ... More


Critics and Controversy: Opposition to Tolling and Long-Term Concessions

Robert W. Poole Jr.

in Rethinking America's Highways: A 21st-Century Vision for Better Infrastructure

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226557571
eISBN:
9780226557601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226557601.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Opponents include grass-roots populists, some groups on the left, and interest groups. The latter include some environmental groups, a few public employee unions, some toll agencies, and trucking ... More


Unseemly Behaviour:Women and Local Authority Strikes

Tara Martin López

in The Winter of Discontent: Myth, Memory, and History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380291
eISBN:
9781781381588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380291.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter details the crucial role women played in the local authority strikes of the Winter of Discontent. The chapter examines the numeric dominance of women in public sector work and trade ... More


Chicago Teachers: Building a Resilient Union

Jane F. McAlevey

in No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190624712
eISBN:
9780190624743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624712.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter analyzes the history of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) during the quarter century from 1988 to the union’s recent strike in 2012. It shows the CTU’s slow but steady decline from a ... More


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