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Title: Accounting for greenfield organizing outcomes
Authors: Simms, Melanie
First Published: 30-Apr-2014
Publisher: Wiley
Citation: British Journal of Industrial Relations : an international journal of employment relations
Abstract: This paper presents a framework for evaluating and accounting for the outcomes of ‘greenfield’ union organising campaigns. It argues that previous studies have tended to focus too much on the establishment of collective bargaining and negotiation of first contract as a campaign outcome. Instead, the effectiveness and representativeness of new union structures are emphasised, and the sustainability of those structures is emphasised as the most important outcome. A key finding from the empirical data is that campaigns that build both workplace activism and are coordinated by officers create more sustainable outcomes than campaigns that focus on one or the other. The evidence show how and why these outcomes emerge and the paper concludes with a consideration of the theoretical and practical implications.
DOI Link: 10.1111/bjir.12072
ISSN: 0007-1080
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2014, Wiley. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
Description: The file associated with this record is embargoed until 24 months after the date of publication. The final published version may be available through the links above.
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