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Comparative coalition building and the revitalization of the labor movement

Frege, Carola, Heery, Edmund James and Turner, Lowell 2003. Comparative coalition building and the revitalization of the labor movement. Presented at: 55th International Industrial Relations Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA, 3–5 January 2003. Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting: January 3-5, 2003, Washington, D. C. Industrial Relations Research Association Series Champaign, IL, USA: Industrial Relations Research Association, pp. 122-130.

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Abstract

This paper draws on material from Germany, Britain, and the United States to reflect on the contribution that coalition with other groups in civil society can make to the revitalization of the labor movement. It presents an analytical framework for the analysis of coalition-building that covers the functions and types of coalition and the factors that prompt unions to make use of this method. The paper ends by arguing that there are distinct national patterns of coalition-building that reflect enduring differences in union identity and the institutional context in which unions operate.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Publisher: Industrial Relations Research Association
ISBN: 0913447854
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:39
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/42256

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