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Unions at the crossroads [electronic resource] : strategic membership, financial, and political perspectives / Marick F. Masters.

By: Masters, Marick Francis, 1954-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Quorum, 1997Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 230 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0313035296 (electronic bk.); 9780313035296 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Labor unions -- United States | Labor union members -- United States | Labor unions -- United States -- Finance | Labor unions -- Political activity -- United States | Industrial relations -- United States | Labor policy -- United States | Labor laws and legislation -- United States | Syndicats -- �Etats-Unis | Syndiqu�es -- �Etats-Unis | Syndicats -- �Etats-Unis -- Finances | Syndicats -- �Etats-Unis -- Activit�e politique | Relations industrielles -- �Etats-Unis | Travail -- Politique gouvernementale -- �Etats-Unis | Travail -- Droit -- �Etats-Unis | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Labor | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial Relations | Ondernemingsraden | Gewerkschaft | Mitgliedschaft | Finanzierung | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Unions at the crossroads.DDC classification: 331.88/0973 Other classification: 85.51 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. Strategic Perspectives on Union Resources: Human, Financial, and Political Capital -- 2. Union Density and Membership -- 3. Major Union Membership Trends -- 4. The Financial Capital of Unions -- 5. How Unions Raise and Spend Money -- 6. The Financial Performance of Unions -- 7. Union Political Capital and the Legal Enactment Strategy -- 8. Union Profiles -- 9. Baseline Union Budgets: Implications for Representational Services and Bargaining Clout -- 10. Strategic Union Resource Allocations -- 11. Union Growth Scenarios and Mergers -- 12. Strategies for Union Growth -- 13. The Future of U.S. Unions.
Summary: This is a broad assessment of the institutional health of the 28 major national unions in the United States. The membership in the unions and the financial and political resources are examined specifically from 1979 through 1993. The focus on this era is because it contains the 1980s--a time when the unions were assailed from several positions. The fundamental idea in this work is that the resources of the union affect their capacities to undertake a variety of activities, and that the unions have a great deal of institutional strength which is likely to ensure their existence in the future.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-226) and index.

1. Strategic Perspectives on Union Resources: Human, Financial, and Political Capital -- 2. Union Density and Membership -- 3. Major Union Membership Trends -- 4. The Financial Capital of Unions -- 5. How Unions Raise and Spend Money -- 6. The Financial Performance of Unions -- 7. Union Political Capital and the Legal Enactment Strategy -- 8. Union Profiles -- 9. Baseline Union Budgets: Implications for Representational Services and Bargaining Clout -- 10. Strategic Union Resource Allocations -- 11. Union Growth Scenarios and Mergers -- 12. Strategies for Union Growth -- 13. The Future of U.S. Unions.

This is a broad assessment of the institutional health of the 28 major national unions in the United States. The membership in the unions and the financial and political resources are examined specifically from 1979 through 1993. The focus on this era is because it contains the 1980s--a time when the unions were assailed from several positions. The fundamental idea in this work is that the resources of the union affect their capacities to undertake a variety of activities, and that the unions have a great deal of institutional strength which is likely to ensure their existence in the future.

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