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dc.contributor.authorHarcourt, M
dc.contributor.authorLam, H
dc.contributor.authorWood, G
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-27T01:31:02Z
dc.date.available2017-07-27T01:31:02Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.date.modified2014-04-11T05:22:26Z
dc.identifier.issn0022-1856
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0022185613507165
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/58283
dc.description.abstractOne option for reversing US union decline, requiring no legislative change, would involve re-legitimizing non-majority or minority union representation, allowing unions to organize without running the gauntlet of union certification. Such minority representation, applicable only to workplaces without majority union support on a members-only basis, could run in parallel with the existing system of exclusive representation in workplaces where majority support is achieved. The increased representation in the currently unrepresented workplaces would inevitably promote workers' collective voice and contribute to union revival. However, minority unionism has been criticized for breeding union competition because it is non-exclusive. In this paper, the nature and extent of inter-union conflict under minority unionism are re-examined, using survey data from unions in New Zealand which already has non-exclusive, minority union representation. The low levels and consequences of conflict suggest that the benefits of minority unionism far outweigh any potentially unfavourable effects.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom653
dc.relation.ispartofpageto671
dc.relation.ispartofissue5
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Industrial Relations
dc.relation.ispartofvolume56
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchIndustrial Relations
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150306
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1402
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1503
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.titleUS union revival, minority unionism and inter-union conflict
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2013
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorWood, Geoffery


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