Community Unionism: A Comparative Analysis of Concepts and by J. McBride, I. Greenwood

By J. McBride, I. Greenwood

This e-book examines the concept that of 'community unionism', which argues that the way forward for the labour flow and business family lies with the neighborhood and native labour markets. delivering a conceptual evaluate of the time period, the publication makes use of foreign case experiences and attracts on faith-based organisations to explore the factor.

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Craft, J. (1990) The Community as a Source of Union Power. Journal of Labor Research, 11, 2, pp. 145–160. Cranford, C. and D. Ladd (2003) Community Unionism: Organising for Fair Employment in Canada. Just Labor, 3, pp. 46–59. Fine, J. (2003) Community Unions in Baltimore and Long Island: Beyond the Politics of Particularism. Political Science. Boston: Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Fine, J. (2005) Community Unions and the Revival of the American Labor Movement. Politics & Society, 33, 1, pp.

The activities and political leadership of these activists provides sustenance and direction for those in the community who are: the sick, the needy, the retired and the unemployed: all those beyond the employment nexus. There is no doubt however that the strike of 1984–1985 is a motivational factor for all the older members of the Partnership. While the Gala was a ‘social baptism’ (Beynon and Austrin, 1994) the strike we would argue represented a ‘political baptism’. The strike is a topic that is mentioned at almost every meeting, of the Partnership, and its significance to group has been recognised by others.

What is needed is a more inclusive collectivism that attracts all sections of their community. While little has changed in the community in terms of economic or structural regeneration as a result of the activities of the Partnership, they have gone some way to providing the opportunity for what we have previously described as emotional regeneration (Stephenson and Wray, 2005). These events have provided a much needed social focus, an opportunity for social networking and for relationships to be reestablished and confirmed.

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