Union Revitalisation in Advanced Economies

Assessing the Contribution of Union Organising

Editors: Gall, G. (Ed.)

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After a decade of 'union organizing' in Britain, the time has come to make a thoroughgoing assessment of it. This book evaluates the efficacy of the union organising in terms of union strategies, tactics, styles and resources, and assesses the impact of differing regulatory regimes on union organizing.

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ANDY DANFORD is Professor of Employment Relations at the Centre for Employment Studies Research, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. Recent co-authored books include Partnership and the High Performance Workplace and New Unions, New Workplaces RALPH DARLINGTON is Professor of Employment Relations at Salford Business School, University of Salford, UK, and the author of several books. He is currently writing a book on RMT organising and strike mobilisation on the national railway and London underground networks SIMON DE TURBERVILLE is a Lecturer in HRM at the University of York, UK. He has published work on the British and Australian closed shop, organising within the NHS and the organising model MARC DIXON is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Dartmouth College. He has written on social movement participation, strikes, and labour politics, some of which has appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, and Social Problems. JACK FIORITO is J. Frank Dame Professor of Management, Florida State University, USA and Principal Research Fellow, University of Hertfordshire. He is also the President of the Florida State University Chapter of the United Faculty of Florida, a local union of the Florida Education Association PAUL GOULTER was the General Secretary of Finsec, the union for finance sector workers, in New Zealand from 1991 to 1999, General Secretary of the NZCTU from 1999-2003, Director of the ACTU Organising Centre in Sydney, Australia from 2004-2008 and has recently returned to New Zealand to take up the position of General Secretary, New Zealand Education Institute (the union for early childhood, primary teachers and support staff) NICK MCCARTHY is a senior national officer with the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS), managing a department that covers 50,000 members across the justice sector of government. He has worked for PCS in this role for three years. Nick started work in 1984 at the BBC and became a lay official with the media union, BECTU, before joining AMO, the union for magistrates' courts staff as Assistant General Secretary in 1996. AMO merged with PCS in 2005. Nick has an MA in industrial relations from Keele University and is studying part-time for a PhD entitled 'Union organising in a recognised environment' at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK MIGUEL MARTINEZ LUCIO is Professor of International Human Resource Management and Comparative Industrial Relations at the Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK. In terms of trade unionism he has researched the challenge unions face in terms of the changing organisational and political environments. ROBYN MAY completed an MSc in Industrial Relations at the London School of Economics, UK in 1999, and worked at its Centre for Economic Performance in 2000 on the 'Future of Unions in Modern Britain' Leverhulme programme. Robyn was Senior Research Fellow at the Industrial Relations Centre, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand from 2000-2004 and is now an Industrial Officer with the National Tertiary Education Union in Melbourne, Australia PAUL NOWAK took up post as the TUC's New Unionism Project Director, and subsequently National Organiser, in May 2002. He was one of the first intake of the TUC's 'Organising Academy' in 1998 and prior to this had been an active member of unions including the GMB, UNISON and CWU. In 2000, he was appointed Regional Secretary of the Northern TUC where he was responsible for the TUC's work in the north east of England and Cumbria MIKE RICHARDSON is Senior Lecturer in Industrial Relations at the Centre for Employment Studies Research, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. His research interests include labour history and contemporary industrial relations JOSEPH B. ROSE is professor of industrial relations at the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. His research has been published in numerous books and academic journals and covers such topics as construction labour relations, trade unions, public sector collective bargaining and dispute resolution MARK STUART is Professor of Human Resource Management and Employment Relations and Director of the Centre for Employment Relations Innovation and Change at the University of Leeds, UK STEPHANIE TAILBY is Professor of Employment Relations at the Centre for Employment Studies Research, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. Her research focuses on workplace partnership, disputes procedures in small firms and employment practices in European healthcare and financial services. She has published articles in a variety of industrial relations journals and is a co-author of The Realities of Workplace Partnership MARTIN UPCHURCH is Professor of International Employment Relations at Middlesex University Business School, UK. His research interests include trade union strategies and comparative industrial relations

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Union Revitalisation in Advanced Economies
Book Subtitle
Assessing the Contribution of Union Organising
Editors
  • G. Gall
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-23347-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230233478
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-20439-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-30165-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 225
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