|Title||Between Accommodation and Transformation: The Two Logics of Union Renewal|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Serrano, Melisa R.|
|Journal||European Journal of Industrial Relations|
|Pagination||219 - 235|
|Keywords||Canada, Canadian Auto Workers, Germany, IG Metall, logic of accommodation, logic of transformation, trade unions, union renewal|
This article distinguishes between two logics of union renewal: accommodation and transformation. It examines the functioning and potential of these logics in two industrial unions in Germany and Canada, exploring factors that influence decisions to give priority to one renewal logic. The findings suggest that the two logics can coexist, and that unions are able to alternate between them. Of particular relevance in comparative perspective are some similarities and differences in the renewal processes and strategies pursued by the two unions.