The New Unionism in the New Society: Public Sector Unions in the Redistributive State

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Leo Troy describes and analyzes the changes in the economy and labor markets and the subsequent and continuing changes in unions. He contrasts new and old unionism, detailing the characteristics of the new union movement and patterns of organization. He sets this discussion in the context of the new industrial relations system and compares and contrasts the old and new philosophies of unionism. The book concludes with an examination of the philosophy of the new unionism and its ...

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Overview

Leo Troy describes and analyzes the changes in the economy and labor markets and the subsequent and continuing changes in unions. He contrasts new and old unionism, detailing the characteristics of the new union movement and patterns of organization. He sets this discussion in the context of the new industrial relations system and compares and contrasts the old and new philosophies of unionism. The book concludes with an examination of the philosophy of the new unionism and its consequences.

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Troy (economics, Rutgers U.) describes and analyzes the changes in the economy and labor markets and the subsequent and continuing changes in unions. He contrast new and old unions, detailing the characteristics of the new union movement and patterns of organization. He sets this discussion in the context of the new industrial relations system and compares and contrasts the old and new philosophies of the old unionism. Finally, he examines the philosophy of the new unionism and its consequences. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780913969694
  • Publisher: University Publishing Association
  • Publication date: 10/1/1994
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Leo Troy is Distinguished Professor of Economics at Rutgers University.

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Table of Contents

I The New Society 1
Structural Change in Unionism and Labor Markets 1
Structural Change In Socialism: The New Socialism 6
II The New and the Old Unionism 19
Origins 19
Definition of Unions 21
The New Unionism 24
From Back To Center Stage: Unionism's New Center of Gravity 26
Public Policy and the New Unionism 31
Characteristics of the New Union Movement 43
Patterns of Organization 54
Two Labor Movements 57
III The New Industrial Relations System 61
The Comparative Advantage of the Public System 61
The Public Sector Economy: Labor Market and Labor Relations Policy 87
Quasi-Public Labor Market 90
Government Finance 95
IV The Old and the New Philosophies of The Old Unionism 99
The Meaning and Types of Union Philosophy 99
Internal Philosophy: Structure 106
Internal Philosophy: Governance 112
External Philosophy: Organizing the Unorganized 117
External Philosophy: Business Unionism and Neo-Mercantilism 119
V The Philosophy of the New Unionism and Its Consequences 131
Internal Philosophy 131
A New External Philosophy: Social Unionism 133
Pragmatic Basis of Social Unionism 140
Privatization 143
The Consequences of Social Unionism: Municipal Insolvency 147
Comparable Worth 155
VI Conclusions 157
References 159
Appendix A: State and Local Government Employee Relations After Garciaz 169
Appendix B: A Model of Convergence: The Aftermath of Garcia 193
Appendix Table A-1 Density, the Old and the New Unionism, 1984 and 1988, By State 219
Chart 1: Share of Total Membership in the New Unionism, 1960-1991 221
Chart 2: Membership, the New and the Old Unionism, 1970-1991 222
Chart 3: Density, the New and the Old Unionism, 1953-1991 223
Index 225
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