TITLE

LABOR RESPONDS TO COMPULSORY ARBITRATION: ORGANIZATIONAL CORRELATES OF PROTEST AND ACQUIESCENCE

AUTHOR(S)
Colfax, J. David
PUB. DATE
October 1966
SOURCE
Industrial & Labor Relations Review;Oct66, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p76
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article examines organized labor's response in terms of two sets of related but analytically distinct factors: the perceived impact of the legislation on the collective and individual interests of labor and unions, respectively and the structural characteristics of the organizations, their affiliations, size, and level of political activity. A number of analysts have found it convenient to attribute the devitalization of the labor movement to, among other things, the absence of a collective sense of solidarity and a lack of clearly articulated movement goals. While such interpretations sometimes tend to invoke an overly heroic picture of the past and contrast it with the asserted blandness of contemporary business unionism, finding-that less than half of the unions publicly protested against what might well have come to establish a precedent for future labor-government-business relations, lends some indirect support to the charge of a limited sense of collective responsibility within organized labor.
ACCESSION #
4462517

 

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