1839104031 electronic book 9781839104039 (electronic book)
"Organizing Matters demonstrates the interplay between two distinct logics of labour's collective action: on the one hand - workers coming together, usually at their place of work, entrusting the union to represent their interests, and on the other hand - social bargaining in which the trade union constructs labour's interests from the top-down. The book investigates the tensions and potential complementarities between the two logics through the combination of a strong theoretical framework and an extensive qualitative case study of trade union organizing and recruitment in four countries - Austria, Germany, Israel and the Netherlands. These countries still utilize social-wide bargaining, but find it necessary to draw and develop strategies transposed from Anglo-American countries in response to continuously declining membership. Trade unionists and scholars will find a compelling story of organizing, narrated in the voice of organizers, trade union officials and local observers. This a source for reflection on the daily hardship and strategic goals of organizing. Theorists will be able to utilize the two logics for explaining ongoing challenges for trade unions' revitalization worldwide."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction: a theory of two logics, a study of four countries 1. The two logics of labour's association 2. Hybrid industrial relations systems: between Ghent and sliced up bargaining units 3. Four hybrid industrial relations systems: converging challenges, divergent institutions 4. Declining membership and a rising legitimacy gap 5. Membership-based strategies: organizing and recruitment 6. Between two logics strains of organizing when membership counts 7. Between two logics: bridging practices as a path towards revitalization Postscript: the two logics and membership counts References Index.
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Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (ElgarOnline, viewed on August 6, 2020).