SpringerBriefs in Economics

The Unions’ Response to Globalization

Authors: Chaison, Gary

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Globalization is commonly described in trade and cultural terms but its impact on unions and collective bargaining is seldom assessed. The few studies of unions and globalization are mostly collections of cases studies of how unions can work together or with other alliance partners to defend against the power of multinational corporations. This book goes beyond the current research by asking how unions have tried to deal with globalization and how globalization might threaten the fundamental union mission of taking wages, hours and conditions of employment out of competition. The introductory chapter defines globalization and uses the case of the Detroit Three automakers (GM, Chrysler and Ford) to show how globalization can affect employment and union size, influence and relevancy. The second chapter shows how unions deal globalization through collective bargaining regarding outsourcing, alliances, strikes and political action, including lobbying and international work standards. The final chapter argues that the unions cannot continue unchanged in this age of globalization and asks what they must do to be effective and relevant.

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • The Impact of Globalization

    Chaison, Gary

    Pages 1-18

  • How the Unions Deal with Globalization

    Chaison, Gary

    Pages 19-50

  • Will the Unions Find Their Way in the World of Globalization?

    Chaison, Gary

    Pages 51-57

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Unions’ Response to Globalization
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Economics
Series Volume
51
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-0488-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-0488-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0487-7
Series ISSN
2191-5504
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 57
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