Organising Campaigns (organising + campaign)

Distribution by Scientific Domains


Selected Abstracts


Organising campaigns as ,revitaliser' for trade unions?

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS JOURNAL, Issue 2 2009
The example of the Lidl campaign
ABSTRACT US-style organising campaigns are a relatively new repertoire of action for German trade unions and can be seen as further evidence of their transformation. The example of the Lidl campaign organised by German United Service Union ver.di is chosen to illustrate tensions between organising and campaigning as revitalisation strategies. [source]


Employer responses to union organising: patterns and effects

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, Issue 1 2010
Edmund Heery
This article presents original research on employer responses to trade union organising campaigns in the United Kingdom. The evidence indicates that there is no single response, with employers in some cases seeking to block and in others support union activity. These different patterns are strongly path dependent and reflect the prior degree of exposure to trade unionism of workplaces targeted for organising. Another finding is that employer responses co-vary with union approaches to organising, such that when the employer adopts adversarial tactics so does the union. The militancy of both parties, it seems, is mutually reinforcing. Finally, the evidence points to substantial influence of employer responses over the outcomes of organising. When employers are supportive then campaigns tend to be more successful, measured on a range of criteria. When the employer is hostile unions find it difficult to make progress and encounter particular difficulties in securing recognition. [source]


Organising campaigns as ,revitaliser' for trade unions?

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS JOURNAL, Issue 2 2009
The example of the Lidl campaign
ABSTRACT US-style organising campaigns are a relatively new repertoire of action for German trade unions and can be seen as further evidence of their transformation. The example of the Lidl campaign organised by German United Service Union ver.di is chosen to illustrate tensions between organising and campaigning as revitalisation strategies. [source]


Constraints on union organising in the United Kingdom

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS JOURNAL, Issue 1 2008
Edmund Heery
ABSTRACT Despite increased investment by unions in organising, across much of the developed world there is at best modest evidence of a recovery of union membership. This has led to a research interest in the barriers to successful union organising and it is with this critical issue that the following article is concerned. It uses survey and interview data from trainee organisers in Britain to identify the internal and external constraints they have encountered while working on organising campaigns. The findings point to a broad range of organising constraints both within and beyond trade unions. Experience of constraints varies and is shown partly to be a function of the characteristics of organisers, the nature of the organising task in which they are engaged and the systems in place to manage their work. [source]


Interest formation in greenfield union organising campaigns

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS JOURNAL, Issue 5 2007
Melanie Simms
ABSTRACT This article examines the processes by which unions come to express the interests of workers during organising campaigns. Evidence from five longitudinal cases shows the central importance of officials and organisers. Three key reasons for this are explored: the need for expert knowledge in organising campaigns, the fact that officials and organisers are well placed to identify and to construct common interests among a diversity of interest groups, and the fact that the training they receive explicitly encourages this role. Furthermore, it is argued that this helps explain some of the difficulties observed in organising campaigns specifically; the limitations of campaigns that primarily focus at workplace level, and the relatively narrow definition of collective interests that this approach encourages. [source]