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The geography of US union elections 3: the context and structure of union electoral performance (the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union and the United Auto Workers union, 1970 - 82)

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This paper is an extension of previous research on the geography of union elections. A model of union organization is proposed, relevant to the institutional and political structure of US labor legislation. Implications are drawn for unions' organizing strategies, and their likely electoral performance at the local level. It is argued that the structural imperatives faced by unions are inherently incomplete; local discretion is built-in to the structure of labor relations. Alternative empiric...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1068/a190289

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Transformations: Economy, Society and Place
Oxford college:
St Peter's College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Environment,Centre for the - Geography,School of
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Publisher:
Pion Ltd. Publisher's website
Journal:
Environment and Planning A Journal website
Volume:
19
Issue:
3
Pages:
289-311
Publication date:
1987
DOI:
EISSN:
1472-3409
ISSN:
0308-518X
URN:
uuid:404ee1ea-100b-4bb3-8a28-17e6c176fa7b
Local pid:
ora:2082
Language:
English
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