A study of the long-term decline of the labour movement in America, exploring the outlook for labour and unions in the 21st century. There are insights from contributors from a range of backgrounds - academic and non-academic, domestic and foreign, pro- and anti-union.
Preface 1. Introduction 2. The Future of Private Sector Unions in the U.S., Seymour Martin Lipset and Ivan Katchanovski 3. Accounting for the Decline of Unions in the Private Sector, 1973-1988, Henry Farber and Bruce Western 4. The Twilight for Organized Labor, Leo Troy 5. Information Technology, Unions, and the New Organization: Challenges and Opportunities for Union Survival, Anthony Townsend, Samuel DeMarie, and Anthony Hendrickson 6. Private Sector Union Density and the Wage Premium: Past, Present, and Future, Barry Hirsch and Edward Schumacher 7. Unionism as Value-Adding Networks: Possibilities for the Future of U.S. Unionism, Saul Rubinstein 8. The Fall and Future of Unionism in Construction, A.J. Thieblot 9. Learning from Each Other: A European Perspective on American Labor, Edmund Heery 10. Labor's Love Lost? Changes in the U.S. Environment and Declining Private Sector Unionism, Edward Potter 11. Human Resource Management Practices and Worker Desires for Union Representation, Jack Fiorito 12. New Strategies for Union Survival and Revival, Nancy Mills 13. Labor Unions: Victims of Their Own Political Success? James Bennett and Jason Taylor 14. Mandatory Agency Shop Laws as an Explanation of Canada-U.S. Union Density Divergence, Daphne Taras and Allen Ponak 15. Intensity of Management Resistance: Understanding the Decline of Unionization in the Private Sector, Morris Kleiner 16. Strategy for Labor, Samuel Estreicher 17. The Future of Private Sector U.S. Unionism: Did George Barnett Get It Right After All? Bruce Kaufman 18. Conclusion