Construction Organizing: A Case Study of Success

TitleConstruction Organizing: A Case Study of Success
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsCondit, B., Davis, T., Grabelsky, J. M., and Kotler, F.
EditorBronfenbrenner, K., Friedman, S., Hurd, Richard, Oswald, R. A., and Seeber, R. L.
Book TitleOrganizing to Win: New Research on Union Strategies
Pagination309 - 319
PublisherILR Press
CityIthaca, NY
Keywordsconstruction, IBEW, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, labor movement, organizing, trade unions

[Excerpt] This chapter examines how IBEW Local 611, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, reversed its decline and between 1988 and 1994 reemerged as a dominant force in its jurisdiction. What the local did, how it did it, and what other building trade unions can learn from 611's success are the central points of the discussion.