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Adapting to Change: Union Priorities in the 1990s


  • Kumar, P.
  • Murray, G.
  • Schetagne, S.


Many unions around the globe have been experiencing a drop in membership and a decline in density over the last ten years. The union response, as documented in this paper based on a survey of innovations and change in Canadian labour organizations, has been both defensive and pro-active, focusing on protexting current levels of wages and benefits as well as fostering social unionism.

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  • Kumar, P. & Murray, G. & Schetagne, S., 1999. "Adapting to Change: Union Priorities in the 1990s," Papers 30, Queen's at Kingston - Sch. of Indus. Relat. Current Issues Series.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:qkiris:30

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    JEL classification:

    • J20 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - General
    • J50 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - General


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