Union Effectiveness: In Search of the Holy Grail

TitleUnion Effectiveness: In Search of the Holy Grail
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsGall, Gregor, and Fiorito, Jack
JournalEconomic and Industrial Democracy
VolumePublished online before print July 29, 2014
Date Published2014/07/29/
Keywordsemployee representation, labor unions, trade unions, union organizing, unionization

This article revisits the concept of union effectiveness and proposes a conceptual model to inform its study and application. Previous conceptual and empirical work is examined to identify key strengths and weaknesses, and to relate the union effectiveness concept to union renewal and other key concepts. This leads to the proposal of a Goal-System framework that builds and improves on prior research.