The collapse of compulsory unionism? Collective organization in highly unionized British companies, 1979-1991
UNSPECIFIED. (1996) The collapse of compulsory unionism? Collective organization in highly unionized British companies, 1979-1991. BRITISH JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, 34 (4). pp. 497-513. ISSN 0007-1080Full text not available from this repository.
This paper examines compulsory union membership in 50 highly unionized companies between 1979 and 1991. One hundred per cent membership has collapsed among non-manuals Post-entry 100% membership remains in the majority of manual units, as does the pre-entry closed shop among craft workers. Fewer written union membership agreements, and more unwritten verbal agreements and unofficial understandings, were evident. This pattern is accounted for by the interplay of four factors: product market competition, managerial indulgency, workplace collective organization and labour turnover.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
|Journal or Publication Title:||BRITISH JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBL LTD|
|Official Date:||December 1996|
|Number of Pages:||17|
|Page Range:||pp. 497-513|
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