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Trade Union Merger Strategies: Purpose, Process, and Performance

Roger Undy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199544943
eISBN:
9780191719936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544943.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This empirical study of British trade union mergers examines the causes of mergers; the search for merger partners; merger negotiations; and merger outcomes. These developments are set within the ... More


Partisan Loyalty and Union Competition: Macroeconomic Adjustment and Industrial Restructuring in Mexico

M. Victoria Murillo

in The Politics of Labor in a Global Age: Continuity and Change in Late-Industrializing and Post-Socialist Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241149
eISBN:
9780191598920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241147.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

After the Debt Crisis of 1982, the PRI implemented policies of stabilization and structural reforms although it had previously advanced protectionism and state intervention during the post‐war ... More


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


Pork, Perks, and Predation

John S. Ahlquist and Margaret Levi

in In the Interest of Others: Organizations and Social Activism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158563
eISBN:
9781400848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158563.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines two business unions, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA). Business unions differ from each other as well as ... More


Conceptualizing Labour Union Revitalization

Martin Behrens, Kerstin Hamann, and Richard Hurd

in Varieties of Unionism: Strategies for Union Revitalization in a Globalizing Economy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199270149
eISBN:
9780191710353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270149.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

The chapter argues that union strength, decline, and revitalization are best understood as multi-faceted processes and furthermore, that these processes are best understood in a comparative context. ... More


Is Decline Inevitable?

Towers Brian

in The Representation Gap: Change and Reform in the British and American Workplace

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289463
eISBN:
9780191684715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289463.003.0045
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

In finding an explanation for the contraction of collective bargaining and the decline in trade unions, some of the most commonplace conclusions involve how unions were not able to bring about ... More


A Political Theory of Industrial Protest

Emmanuel Teitelbaum

in Mobilizing Restraint: Democracy and Industrial Conflict in Post-Reform South Asia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449949
eISBN:
9780801463358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449949.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter presents a new theory of union behavior that helps to explain the motivations of union leaders in restraining worker protest. It argues that democracy influences industrial relations in ... More


National Wage Determination in Japan

Clair Brown, Yoshifumi Nakata, Michael Reich, and Lloyd Ulman

in Work and Pay in the United States and Japan

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195115215
eISBN:
9780199854820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115215.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter analyzes how Shunto—Japan's Annual Spring Labor Offensive—has transformed from a wage-boosting mechanism in the high-growth period of the 1960s and early 1970s into an engine of ... More


Bob Crow: Socialist, Leader, Fighter: A Political Biography

Gregor Gall

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526100290
eISBN:
9781526124173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100290.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Bob Crow was not only the most well-known union leader of his generation but also the most militant. This biography examines his leadership of the RMT union, examining and exposing a number of ... More


Liberalism and socialism

Alastair J. Reid

in The Tide of Democracy: Shipyard Workers and Social Relations in Britain, 1870-1950

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081033
eISBN:
9781781702949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081033.003.0012
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter analyzes the scattered writings of Robert Knight of the boilermakers' society. Given his widespread image as the most autocratic of the ‘Old Unionists’, he has consequently been almost ... More


Robert Knight and industrial democracy

Alastair J. Reid

in The Tide of Democracy: Shipyard Workers and Social Relations in Britain, 1870-1950

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081033
eISBN:
9781781702949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081033.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores the nature of Robert Knight's trade union leadership, pulling together the highly fragmented and rather formal coverage of his activities and ideas contained in the reports and ... More


Socialism and liberalism

Alastair J. Reid

in The Tide of Democracy: Shipyard Workers and Social Relations in Britain, 1870-1950

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081033
eISBN:
9781781702949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081033.003.0014
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores the relationship between two generations of trade union leaders—Robert Knight and John Hill—and between liberalism and socialism. Tracing John Hill's ideas in more detail ... More


Conclusions to Part III

Alastair J. Reid

in The Tide of Democracy: Shipyard Workers and Social Relations in Britain, 1870-1950

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081033
eISBN:
9781781702949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081033.003.0016
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter presents conclusions to Part III, covering Chapters 11–14. It has long been evident that few late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British trade unionists were state socialists ... More


We Are the Union: Democratic Unionism and Dissent at Boeing

Dana L. Cloud

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036378
eISBN:
9780252093418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036378.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This book engages union reformers at Boeing in Wichita and Seattle to reveal how ordinary workers attempted to take command of their futures by chipping away at the cozy partnership between union ... More


Madawaska Rebellion

Michael G. Hillard

in Shredding Paper: The Rise and Fall of Maine's Mighty Paper Industry

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501753152
eISBN:
9781501753176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753152.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter discusses the workers at Fraser Paper Company that revolted against an English management regime that forced speed-up, retracted employment promises, and belittled both union leaders and ... More


From Yiddish Socialism to Jewish Liberalism: The Politics and Social Vision of Pins and Needles, 1937–1941

Daniel Katz

in All Together Different: Yiddish Socialists, Garment Workers, and the Labor Roots of Multiculturalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748367
eISBN:
9780814763674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748367.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses how leaders of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) began to assign new meaning to the union's cultural activities as they devoted an enormous portion of ... More


The Evolution of a Fighting Union

Sharon McConnell-Sidorick

in Silk Stockings and Socialism: Philadelphia's Radical Hosiery Workers from the Jazz Age to the New Deal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632957
eISBN:
9781469632971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632957.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the early hosiery union and the major strikes of 1919 and 1921 that served to bring two factions of the union together into a united organization within the American Federation ... More


Introduction

Gregor Gall

in Bob Crow: Socialist, Leader, Fighter: A Political Biography

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526100290
eISBN:
9781526124173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100290.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Establishes the case for examining Crow as a significant figure and leader in industrial relations, union and political scenes. This is done through the schema of a) the person, b) the politics, and ... More


Enter the Dissidents

Dana L. Cloud

in We Are the Union: Democratic Unionism and Dissent at Boeing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036378
eISBN:
9780252093418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036378.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter introduces more fully union activists and their organizations, and relates their stories about the origins and purposes of the caucuses as they told the author. It also lays out the ... More


Conclusions to Part II

Alastair J. Reid

in The Tide of Democracy: Shipyard Workers and Social Relations in Britain, 1870-1950

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081033
eISBN:
9781781702949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081033.003.0011
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter presents conclusions to Part II, covering Chapters 7–9. As trade unions grew from small local clubs into large national organisations they moved away from a simple, direct democracy, in ... More


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