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The Resource Employer and worker collective action : a comparative study of Germany, South Africa, and the United States, Andrew G. Lawrence

Employer and worker collective action : a comparative study of Germany, South Africa, and the United States, Andrew G. Lawrence

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Employer and worker collective action : a comparative study of Germany, South Africa, and the United States
Title
Employer and worker collective action
Title remainder
a comparative study of Germany, South Africa, and the United States
Statement of responsibility
Andrew G. Lawrence
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book compares sources of worker and employer power in Germany, South Africa, and the United States in order to identify the sources of comparative U.S. decline in union power and to more precisely analyze the nature of labor-movement power. It finds that this power is not confined to allied parties, union confederations, or strikes, but rather consists of the capacity to autonomously translate power from one context to the next. By combining their product, labor market, and labor law advantages through their dominant employers' associations, leading firms are able to impose constraints on labor's free collective bargaining regionally and nationally, defeating employer interests that are more amenable to labor in the process. Through an examination of these patterns of interest organization, the book shows, however, that initial employer advantages prove to be contingent and unstable and that employers are forced to cede to more far-reaching demands of increasingly organized workers"--
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1966-
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Lawrence, Andrew G.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Working class
  • Working class
  • Working class
  • Labor unions
  • Labor unions
  • Labor unions
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Employer and worker collective action : a comparative study of Germany, South Africa, and the United States, Andrew G. Lawrence
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I. Power in Theory and Context: 1. Contending theories of labor power; 2. Contextualizing workers' power; Part II. Employer Strategy and Collective Action: 3. Varieties of firm strategy: monopolization, cartelization, and concentration; 4. Varieties of employer associations: origins, development, and divergence; Part III. Workers: Outlaws, in the Law and by the Law: 5. Failed incorporation and union response; 6. Varieties of juridification; Part IV. From Postwar Golden Quarter Century to Post-Cold War Interlude: 7. The golden quarter century: revival, containment, or decline?; 8. Union and employer relations after the golden quarter century; Part V. Collective Action before and in the Global Economic Crisis: 9. From tripartism to global crisis; 10. Conclusion: doing the work of crisis without crisis?
Control code
FIEb1754385x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 356 pages
Isbn
9781107417755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (DLC)18070101
  • (DLC)2014002759
  • (OCoLC)873723583
Label
Employer and worker collective action : a comparative study of Germany, South Africa, and the United States, Andrew G. Lawrence
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I. Power in Theory and Context: 1. Contending theories of labor power; 2. Contextualizing workers' power; Part II. Employer Strategy and Collective Action: 3. Varieties of firm strategy: monopolization, cartelization, and concentration; 4. Varieties of employer associations: origins, development, and divergence; Part III. Workers: Outlaws, in the Law and by the Law: 5. Failed incorporation and union response; 6. Varieties of juridification; Part IV. From Postwar Golden Quarter Century to Post-Cold War Interlude: 7. The golden quarter century: revival, containment, or decline?; 8. Union and employer relations after the golden quarter century; Part V. Collective Action before and in the Global Economic Crisis: 9. From tripartism to global crisis; 10. Conclusion: doing the work of crisis without crisis?
Control code
FIEb1754385x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 356 pages
Isbn
9781107417755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (DLC)18070101
  • (DLC)2014002759
  • (OCoLC)873723583

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