Strike experience in five countries, 1927û1947: An interpretation
AbstractThe purpose of this article is to measure and compare the volume and the trend of strike activity in five countries: Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Sweden, and the United States. Such a comparison ought to throw light on a number of pertinent and persistent questions which have been frequently asked but never satisfactorily answered: (1) As the labor movement grows older, larger, and more powerful, what is the effect upon the frequency of strikes and the length of strikes? In other words, is the inherent tendency of trade unionism belligerent or conciliatory? Our total judgment of unionism will depend to a considerable extent on the answer to this question. (2) Is the strike problem more severe in the United States than elsewhere and, if so, why? (3) In general, what are the economic and political institutions conducive to a high, or low, volume of strike activity? (4) Is there any valid theory of strikes explaining their underlying causes? (Author's abstract courtesy EBSCO.)
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School in its journal ILR Review.
Volume (Year): 4 (1951)
Issue (Month): 3 (April)
Postal: 381 Ives East, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-3901
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