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The rise of the network: the case of our Walmart

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Despite the fact that private-sector unionisation in the United States has reached a historic low, 2012 saw Walmart's first ever nationwide strike. This strike was not carried out by a union and the aim was not collective bargaining. Strikes and other collective acts sought to leverage ideological power, in order to cause symbolic, rather than economic damage. Mass self-communication networks, such as Facebook, connected geographically dispersed actions, transforming them into interconnected ...

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Accepted
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Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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Publisher:
British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA)
Host title:
British Universities Industrial Relations Association Conference 2014
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Publication date:
2014-06-25
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633924
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2016-07-13

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