Responsible decision-making in democratic trade unions.
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Published by Task Force on Labour Relations in Ottawa .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Labor unions -- Canada,
  • Labor laws and legislation -- Canada

Book details:

Edition Notes

Summary in French. Includes bibliography.

SeriesTask Force on Labour Relations. Study, no. 11
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 423 p. ;
Number of Pages423
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19466945M

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Taylor Dark questions that wisdom with a judicious and well-informed portrait of the continuing collaboration of the unions with the Democratic party which was the hallmark of that order. An illuminating and chastening book, especially for those who think that labor's resurgence depends on an aggressive new labor politics."Cited by: Labor activist McAlevey (Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell)) delivers a persuasive argument that the power of “strong, democratic” trade unions can fix many of America’s social problems. Carefully analyzing the changes that characterize workers' political orientations, this study considers the results of a survey of the political attitudes of members of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) undertaken prior to South Africa's third democratic general election in Key issues--such as internal union and parliamentary democracy, black empowerment, and the /5(3). Trade Unions and Democracy explores the role of trade unions as products of, and agents for, democracy. As civil society agents, unions may promote democracy within the wider society, especially in the case of authoritarian regimes or other rigid political systems, by acting as watchdogs and protecting hard-won democratic gains. Established democratic institutions in many advanced societies.

In reviewing the wreckage, union leaders became convinced that inadequacies within the Democratic Party’sstructure, especially its decision-making and nominating procedures, were the main reason that the party had suffered such alarming electoral defeat and been burdened with such unreliable or ineffectual officeholders, both in the White. Trade union organisations must function in a democratic manner, and membership and access to positions of responsibility within them must be free from all discrimination. A sustained effort is needed to promote solidarity and cooperation between education unions at national, regional and international levels. Trade union representation is a fundamental democratic right. Worldwide, trade unions represent workers and provide a relevant section of the population with the means to contribute to economic, social and political development. There is no decent work without trade unions and there is no social democracy without trade unions. The Friedrich-Ebert-. Unfortunately, much evidence suggests that unions are, in the vast majority of cases, only superficially democratic. A review of the existing literature shows that: Very few members vote in standard union-leadership elections (turnout is often below 20 percent; in one recent New York City public-sector union election, turnout was 4 percent).

SATUCC welcomes this book and therefore hopes that it will assist trade unions in the SADC and the whole of Africa to go soul searching for the real and true workers‘ victory. Austin C. Muneku. In this respect, the book provides a sophisticated comparative account of the thesis that unions have historically comprised the industrial partners of social democratic parties in many liberal democracies, with the party responsible for political interests and the union for economic concerns. "From the greatly admired author of The Work of Nations and The Future of Success, one of America's greatest economic and political thinkers as well as a distinguished public servant in three national administrations, a breakthrough book on the clash between capitalism and democracy. Mid-twentieth-century capitalism has turned into global capitalism, and global capitalism - turbocharged, Web 4/5(6).   Trade Unions and Democracy explores the role of trade unions as products of, and agents for, democracy. As civil society agents, unions may promote democracy within the wider society, especially in the case of authoritarian regimes or other rigid political systems, by acting as watchdogs and protecting hard-won democratic ished democratic institutions in many advanced .