The Role of the State in Trade Union Growth: The Cases of North America and Australia
AbstractThe role of the state is traditionally considered to have been critical in assiting rapid trade union membership growth in Australia in the early 1990s and in the USA from 1935 to 1945, through the introduciton of the compulsory state arbitration system in Australia and the enforcement provisions of the US 'Wagner' Act respectively. However, a closer examination of the evidence indicates that neither was the decisive factor in trade union growth, although other forms of state intervention sometimes were.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by School of Economics, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia in its series Economics Working Papers with number wp97-4.
Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: 1997
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TRADE ; AUSTRALIA ; UNITED STATES ; TRADE UNIONS;
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