Emerging Labor Market Institutions for the Twenty-First Century
This important volume provides case studies of new labor market institutions and new directions for existing institutions. The contributors examine the behavior and impact of new organizations that have formed to solve workplace problems and to bolster the position of workers. They also document how unions employ new strategies to maintain their role in the economic system. While non-union institutions are unlikely to fill the gap left by the decline of unions, the findings suggest that emerging groups and unions might together improve some dimensions of worker well-being. Emerging Labor Market Institutions is the story of workers and institutions in flux, searching for ways to represent labor in the new century.
"The question of the ability of unions to survive in their current form and pursue their current objectives is an important one. This terrific collection . . . addresses a range of issues clearly and without overt partisanship, yet also represents the viewpoint of workers. . . . Highly recommended."