Women as the paradigmatic trade unionists? New work, new workers and new trade union strategies in conservative Britain

Title:
Women as the paradigmatic trade unionists? New work, new workers and new trade union strategies in conservative Britain
Authors:
Howell, Chris
Abstract:
The British labor movement has responded to a lengthy period of economic restructuring, state hostility and a consequent decline in union membership and influence, with a wide-ranging strategic reevaluation of the relationship between women and trade unions. It is primarily the nature of the locations in the labor market occupied by women, and not the specific interests or experience that women bring to collective organization or action at work, that has driven British union strategy. As a result, the major strategic union innovation of the past decade has been an enhanced emphasis upon legislation, as both a substitute and a support for trade union action.
Citation:
Howell, Chris. "Women as the Paradigmatic Trade Unionists? New Work, New Workers and New Trade Union Strategies in Conservative Britain," Economic and Industrial Democracy, 17:4 (November 1996), pp. 510-543.
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
DATE ISSUED:
1996-11
Department:
Politics
Type:
article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1177/0143831X96174002
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/309918

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dc.contributor.authorHowell, Chrisen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-23T16:21:02Z-
dc.date.available2013-12-23T16:21:02Z-
dc.date.issued1996-11en
dc.identifier.citationHowell, Chris. "Women as the Paradigmatic Trade Unionists? New Work, New Workers and New Trade Union Strategies in Conservative Britain," Economic and Industrial Democracy, 17:4 (November 1996), pp. 510-543.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0143-831Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/309918-
dc.description.abstractThe British labor movement has responded to a lengthy period of economic restructuring, state hostility and a consequent decline in union membership and influence, with a wide-ranging strategic reevaluation of the relationship between women and trade unions. It is primarily the nature of the locations in the labor market occupied by women, and not the specific interests or experience that women bring to collective organization or action at work, that has driven British union strategy. As a result, the major strategic union innovation of the past decade has been an enhanced emphasis upon legislation, as both a substitute and a support for trade union action.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0143831X96174002-
dc.subject.departmentPoliticsen_US
dc.titleWomen as the paradigmatic trade unionists? New work, new workers and new trade union strategies in conservative Britainen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalEconomic and Industrial Democracyen_US
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