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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


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

Carola Frege and John Kelly (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199270149
eISBN:
9780191710353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270149.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

As unions face an ongoing crisis all over the industrialized world, they have often been portrayed as outmoded remnants of an old economic structure. This book argues that despite structural shifts ... More


Union Strategies in Comparative Context

Carola Frege and John Kelly

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/9780199270149.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter continues the discussion of revitalization by exploring the different strategies unions can employ in pursuit of this objective. After briefly reviewing institutional and strategic ... More


Analysing Social Partnership: A Tool of Union Revitalization?

Michael Fichter and Ian Greer

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/9780199270149.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter focuses on social partnership as a tool of union revitalization. Can such partnerships with employers help revitalize unions? This chapter develops a framework for considering the costs ... More


Conclusions: Varieties of Unionism

John Kelly and Carola Frege

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/9780199270149.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

The final chapter draws together the material on different union strategies and sums up the book’s main findings about the incidence of different strategies and their impact on union revitalization. ... More


Intra-Industry Differences II: Why Unions Differ

Mari Sako

in Shifting Boundaries of the Firm: Japanese Company - Japanese Labour

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199268160
eISBN:
9780191708534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268160.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter turns to intra-sectoral differences in union strategy and structure, an important aspect of the Strategy-Structure-Institutions (SSI) Framework explained in Chapter 1. The chapter ... More


Why Revitalize? Labour's Urgent Mission in a Contested Global Economy

Lowell Turner

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/9780199270149.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter outlines the aims of the research programme and explains the choice of the five countries that feature in the book. It sets the research programme in the context of broader developments ... More


How Does Restructuring Contribute to Union Revitalization?

Martin Behrens, Richard Hurd, and Jeremy Waddington

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/9780199270149.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Research into organizing has suggested that the success of this strategy depends on union restructuring. The chapter describes the different forms of restructuring and their consequences as well as ... More


Harmonization versus Differentiation, Employment Security versus Labour Flexibility

Mari Sako

in Shifting Boundaries of the Firm: Japanese Company - Japanese Labour

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199268160
eISBN:
9780191708534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268160.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter examines the impact of unions' structure and strategy on specific labour outcomes. In particular, the results of Shunto wage bargaining rounds are analysed for specific roren federations ... More


The Future Prospects for Trade Unions in Europe

Tito Boeri, Agar Brugiavini, Lars Calmfors, Alison Booth, Michael Burda, Daniele Checchi, Bernhard Ebbinghaus, Richard Freeman, Pietro Garibaldi, Bertil Holmlund, Robin Naylor, Martin Schludi, Thierry Verdier, and Jelle Visser

in The Role of Unions in the Twenty-first Century: A Report for the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246588
eISBN:
9780191596001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246580.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Discusses the future prospects for union presence and influence in Europe. Three major issues are discussed: (1) future membership trends; (2) the future development of bargaining structures; and (3) ... More


Introduction: The Urbanization of Union Strategy and Struggle

Ian Thomas MacDonald

in Unions and the City: Negotiating Urban Change

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501706547
eISBN:
9781501712692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501706547.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the urbanization of labor union strategies. Labor unions are organizations formed by workers to accomplish a common purpose. They were formed in the ... More


Organizational Union Identity

Bob Smale

in Exploring Trade Union Identities: Union Identity, Niche Identity and the Problem of Organizing the Unorganized

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529204070
eISBN:
9781529204117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204070.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explores ‘organisational union identity’ projected by unions that organise within employer defined membership territories. These unions project three forms of organisational identity, ... More


Regionalism and Urbanism as Problems in Confederate Urban History

J. Matthew Gallman

in Confederate Cities: The Urban South during the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226300177
eISBN:
9780226300344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226300344.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This essay offers some broad empirical and interpretive observations that speak to this volume's central questions. The first section explores the pace and pattern of urban development in the decades ... More


Globalisation and Trade Union Strategy: Evidence from the International Civil Aviation Industry

Paul Blyton, Miguel Martínez Lucio, John McGurk, and Peter Turnbull (eds)

in Labour and Globalisation: Results and Prospects

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238171
eISBN:
9781846313431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238171.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines emerging trade union strategies within the international civil aviation industry. It analyses the process of globalisation in the international civil aviation industry, and ... More


The Political Economy of Upgrading: Trade Union Strategy and Industrial Policy in South Africa

Nicoli Nattrass and Jeremy Seekings

in Inclusive Dualism: Labour-intensive Development, Decent Work, and Surplus Labour in Southern Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198841463
eISBN:
9780191876967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841463.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Chapter 7 argues that the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) strategy was complicated by its dual role as a trade union and investment manager. Having taken advantage of ... More


Labor Rights in the Era of Union Decline

Marc Dixon

in Heartland Blues: Labor Rights in the Industrial Midwest

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190917036
eISBN:
9780190917067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190917036.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work, Social Movements and Social Change

The conclusion revisits the main findings of the book and considers how important weaknesses unions exhibited in the 1950s matter now in an era marked by union decline and conservative ascendance. ... More


First Contact, March–May 1864

Brian Holden Reid

in The Scourge of War: The Life of William Tecumseh Sherman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780195392739
eISBN:
9780190079161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195392739.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter details how the year 1864 allowed William T. Sherman to operate for the first time not as a subordinate commander but as director of a series of armies in the field. His contribution to ... More


Recurring Seasons

Joseph P. Reidy

in Illusions of Emancipation: The Pursuit of Freedom and Equality in the Twilight of Slavery

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648361
eISBN:
9781469648385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648361.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The four seasons influenced the collapse of slavery, not least due to the effects of seasonal changes on military operations. In spring 1862, Union forces launched major offensives into the ... More


Introduction

Nicoli Nattrass and Jeremy Seekings

in Inclusive Dualism: Labour-intensive Development, Decent Work, and Surplus Labour in Southern Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198841463
eISBN:
9780191876967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841463.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In this introduction to our book, Inclusive Dualism, we revisit W. Arthur Lewis’s famous model of development with surplus labour. Lewis emphasized the benefits of dualism, by which he meant economic ... More


European Energy Security: Challenges and Green Opportunities

Almas Heshmati and Shahrouz Abolhosseini

in The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198802242
eISBN:
9780191840586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802242.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter reviews relevant literature on the current state and effectiveness of developing renewable energy on energy security in general, and on energy security in the European Union (EU) in ... More


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