Organizers' Roles Transformed? Australian Union Organizers and Changing Union Strategy

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Title Organizers' Roles Transformed? Australian Union Organizers and Changing Union Strategy
Author Peetz, David Robert; Pocock, Barbara; Houghton, Christine
Journal Name Journal of Industrial Relations
Year Published 2007
Place of publication Sydney
Publisher Sage publications
Abstract A survey of organizers in 13 Australian unions indicates that, while progress appears to have been made towards more 'organizing' approaches to their work, much remains to be done. Few resources are devoted to 'growth' and organizers still spend a relatively large amount of their time on grievance resolution and a relatively small amount of their time on developing delegate infrastructure. They encounter a variety of obstacles. However, there are some advantages in recruiting former community or student activists. A key role is shown for union leadership in assisting organizers to undertake their demanding work in a changing context.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://jir.sagepub.com/
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022185607074907
Copyright Statement Copyright 2007 IRSA and SAGE Publications. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 49
Issue Number 2
Page from 151
Page to 166
ISSN 0022-1856
Date Accessioned 2008-02-27
Date Available 2008-06-25T03:17:52Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Industrial Relations
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/18189
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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