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Defying Expectations: The Case of UFCW Local 401

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Book Series: Working Canadians: Books from the CCLH ISSN: 1925-1831; 1925-184X ISBN: 9781771991995 9781771992008 9781771992015 Year: Pages: 204 DOI: 10.15215/aupress/9781771991995.01 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences
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In October 2005, Jason Foster, then a staff member of the Alberta Federation of Labour, was holding a picket line outside Lakeside Packers in Brooks, Alberta with the members of local 401. It was a first contract strike. And although the employees of the meat-packing plant—many of whom were immigrants and refugees—had chosen an unlikely partner in the United Food and Commercial Workers local, the newly formed alliance allowed the workers to stand their ground for a three-week strike that ended in the defeat of the notoriously anti-union company, Tyson Foods. It was but one example of a wide range of industries and occupations that local 401 organized over the last twenty years. In this study of UFCW 401, Foster investigates a union that has had remarkable success organizing a group of workers that North American unions often struggle to reach: immigrants, women, and youth. By examining not only the actions and behaviour of the local’s leadership and its members but also the narrative that accompanied the renewal of the union, Foster shows that both were essential components to legitimizing the leadership’s exercise of power and its unconventional organizing forces.

Gewerkschaftsmacht und ihre Grenzen

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Book Series: Forschung aus der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung ISBN: 9783839439272 9783839439272 9783837639278 Year: Pages: 652 DOI: 10.14361/9783839439272 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Economics
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An exemplary study about the work and power of unions in the young Federal Republic of Germany.

Miteinander für morgen

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Book Series: Edition Politik ISBN: 9783839446850 9783837646856 Year: Pages: 192 DOI: 10.14361/9783839446850 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Sociology
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The IG Metall has put the topic of working time on the agenda: for more self-determination for the employees. In this book, actors present the course and outcome of the 2018 collective bargaining round in the metalworking and electronics industries and take a look at key elements of trade union action. Justice, autonomy, solidarity and power are at the center. They see the collective bargaining round as a practical prelude to a future debate on the role of trade unions, participation and participation in a society in transition.

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