Course Outline & Readings (LABR 609)

Comparative Labor Movements (LABR 609)

COURSE OUTLINE

Required Texts:

Richard Hyman, Understanding European Trade Unionism: Between Market, Class and Society (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2001)

Andrew Martin and George Ross, eds., The Brave New World of European Labor: European Trade Unions at the Millennium (New York: Berghahn Books, 1998)

Gay Seidman, Manufacturing Militance: Workers' Movements in Brazil and South Africa, 1970-1985 (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1994)

Chun Soonok, They Are Not Machines: Korean Women Workers and Their Fight for Democratic Trade Unions in the 1970s (Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate, 2003)

Additional readings in a course packet are listed in weekly sessions.

 

Course Outline:

Week 1:

Richard Hyman, Understanding European Trade Unionism: Between Market, Class and Society (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2001)

Ron Bean, "Trade Unions- in Need of Some Solidarity," in Comparative Employment Relations (New York: John Wiley, 2000), pp.45- 61

______, "Comparative Collective Bargaining," in Comparative Employment Relations, pp. 62- 79

______, "The Rules Governing Employment: A Comparative View," in Comparative Employment Relations, pp. 94- 107

Carsten Jensen, "Trade Unionism: Difference and Similarities: a Comparative View on Europe, USA and Asia," in Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 48, no. 1, 2006, pp.59- 81

Bruce Western, "Postwar Unionization in Eighteen Advanced Industrial Democracies," in American Sociological Review, vol. 58, (1993), pp. 266- 282

Jelle Visser, "European Trade Unions: the Transition Years," in Richard Hyman and Anthony Ferner, eds., New Frontiers in European Industrial Relations (Oxford: Blackwell, 1996), pp. 80- 107

Richard Hyman, "Changing Trade Union Identities and Strategies," in Richard Hyman and Anthony Ferner, eds., New Frontiers in European Industrial Relations, pp.108- 139

Harry Katz, "The Decentralization of Collective Bargaining: A Literature Review and Comparative Analysis," in Industrial and Labor Relations Review, vol. 47, 1993, pp.3-22. http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/cbpubs/29/

 

Week 2

George Ross and Andrew Martin, "European Unions Face the Millennium," in Andrew Martin and George Ross, eds., The Brave New World of European Labor: European Trade Unions at the Millennium (New York: Berghalm Books, 1999), pp. 1- 25

Chris Howell, "Unforgiven: British Trade Unions in Crisis," in Andrew Martin and George Ross, eds., The Brave New World of European Labor: European Trade Unions at the Millennium, pp.26-74

Otto Jacobi, et al, "Germany Facing New Challenges," in Anthony Ferner and Richard Hyman, eds. Changing Industrial Relations in Europe, 2nd edition (Oxford: Blackwell), 1998, pp. 190- 238

Janine Goetschy, "France: The Limits of Reform," in Anthony Ferner and Richard Hyman, eds. Changing Industrial Relations in Europe, 2nd edition, pp.357- 394

Anthony Daley, "The Hollowing Out of French Unions: Politics and Industrial Rebellion After 1981," in Andrew Martin and George Ross, eds., The Brave New World of European Labor: European Trade Unions at the Millennium, pp. l67- 216

Rianne Mahon, "Yesterday's Modern Times Are No Longer Modern Times: Swedish Unions Confront the Double Shift," in Andrew Martin and George Ross, eds., The Brave New World of European Labor: European Trade Unions at the Millennium, pp.l25-166

Paolo Garonna and Elena Pisani, "Italian Unions in Transition: The Crisis of Political Unionism," in Richard Edwards, Paolo Garonna and Franz Todtling, eds., Unions in Crisis and Beyond: Perspectives from Six Countries (Dover, MA:, Auburn House, 1986), pp.1l4- 172

Edmund Henry, John Kelly and Jeremy Waddington, "Union Revitalization in Britain," in European Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 9, no. 1, 2003, pp. 79- 97

Anders Kjellberg, "Sweden: Restoring the Model," in Anthony Ferner and Richard Hyman, eds. Changing Industrial Relations in Europe, 2nd edition, pp. 74- 117

Martin Behrens, Michael Fichter and Carola Ferge, "Unions in Germany: Regaining the Initiative," in European Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 9, no. 1, 2003, pp. 25-42

Richard Locke and Lucio Baccaro, "The Resurgence of Italian Unions," in Andrew Martin and George Ross, eds., The Brave New World of European Labor: European Trade Unions at the Millennium, pp. 217-268

Lucio Baccaro, et  al, "The Resurgence of the Italian Confederated Unions: Will it Last?" in European Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 9, no. 1, 2003, pp. 43- 59

Niels-Erik Wergin, "The Decentralisation of Collective Bargaining and its Consequences for Trade Unions: An Anglo-German Comparison," European University Institute, Florence, May 2002

 

Week 3:

Julianne Whiteley, "The Rise of Unions in Semi-Industrialized Countries: The Cases of South Africa and Zimbabwe," in Mark Harcourt and Geoffrey Wood, eds., Trade Unions and Democracy: Strategies and Perspectives (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 2006), pp. 241- 279

Clive Thompson, "Trade Unions as Agents for Change in South Africa," in John Niland, et al eds., The Future of Industrial Relations: Global Change and Strategies (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1994), pp. 249- 268

Philip Hirschsohn, "From Grassroots Democracy to National Mobilization: COSATU as a Model of Social Movement Unionism," in Economic and Industrial Democracy, vol. 19, 1998, pp. 633- 666

Avril Joffe, Judy Miller, and Eddie Webster, "South Africa's Industrialization: The Challenge Facing Labor," in Stephen Frenkel and Jeffrey Harrod, eds., Industrialization and Labor Relations: Contemporary Research in Seven Countries (Ithaca, NY: Cornell ILR Press, 1995), pp.88- 109

Johann Maree and Shane Godfrey, "Toward Mesocorporatism: From Labor Exclusion to Union Intervention in the South African Textile Industry," in Stephen Frenkel and Jeffrey Harrod, eds., Industrialization and Labor Relations: Contemporary Research in Seven Countries, pp. 113- 142

Oupa Lehulere, "The Road to the Right: COSATU Economic Policy in the Post Apartheid Period," in Thomas Bramble and Franco Barchiesi, eds., Rethinking the Labour Movement in the 'New South Africa’ (London: Ashgate Publishing, 2003), pp. 25- 42

Tom Bramble, "Social Movement Unionism since the Fall of Apartheid: the Case of NUMSA on the East Rand," in Thomas Bramble and Franco Barchiesi, eds., Rethinking the Labour Movement in the 'New South Africa’ pp. 187- 204

John Appolis and Dinga Sikweba, "Pressing Challenges Facing the South African Labor Movement," in Thomas Bramble and Franco Barchiesi, eds., Rethinking the Labour Movement in the 'New South Africa, " pp. 205- 225

G. Woods and C. Psoulis, "Organizing Unionism and the Possibilities for Reconstituting a Social Movement Role: Repressivity, Politics and the Congress of South African Trade Unions," in Anil Verma and Thomas Kochan, eds., Unions in the 21st  Century: An International Perspective (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), pp. 220- 239

 

Week 4:

Paul W. Drake, "Labor Movements before Capitalist Authoritarianism," in Labor Movements and Dictatorships: The Southern Cone in Comparative Perspective (Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press, 1996), pp. 10- 28

______, "Labor Movements under Capitalist Authoritarianism," in Labor Movements and Dictatorships: The Southern Cone in Comparative Perspective pp. 29- 56

______, "Labor Movements after Capitalist Authoritarianism," in Labor Movements and Dictatorships: The Southern Cone in Comparative Perspective, pp. 181- 194

Thomas Miller Klubock. "Class, Community and Neoliberalism in Chile: Copper Workers and the Labor Movement during Military Dictatorship and the Restoration of Democracy," in Peter Winn, ed., Victims of the Chilean Miracle: Workers and Neoliberalism in the Pinochet Era, 1973- 2002 (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2004), pp. 209- 260

Maria Murillo, "A Tug of War: Labor Unions and Market Unrest in Venezuela," in Labor  Unions, Partisan Coalitions and Market Reforms in Latin America (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001), pp. 52- 91

______, "Divided We Rule: Labor Unions and Market Reform in Mexico," in Labor Unions, Partisan Coalitions and Market Reforms in Latin America, pp.92- 131

______, "From Pickets to Prices: Labor Unions and Market Reform in Argentina," in Labor Unions, Partisan Coalitions and Market Reforms in Latin America, pp. 131- 173

E. de la Toledo, "Mexican Trade Unionism in Face of Political Transition," in Dan Cornfield and Holly McCammon, eds., Research in the Sociology of Work, vol. II, 2003, pp. 207-228

G. Bensusan and M.L. Cooke, "Political Transition and Labor Revitalization in Mexico," in Dan Cornfield and Holly McCammon, eds., Research in the Sociology of Work, vol. l1, 2003, pp. 229- 268

 

Week 5:

Gay Seidman, "Conditions for Industrial Growth, 1960-1973," in Manufacturing Militance: Workers' Movements in Brazil and South Africa, 1970-1985 (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1994), pp. 89- 90

______, "Business Opposition and Its Limits," in Manufacturing Militance: Workers' Movements in Brazil and South Africa, 1970-1985, pp. 91-142

______, "The Emergence of 'New Unionism'," in Manufacturing Militance: Workers' Movements in Brazil and South Africa, 1970-1985, pp. 143-196

______, "Community Struggles and the Redefinition of Citizenship," in Manufacturing Militance: Workers' Movements in Brazil and South Africa, 1970-1985, pp. 197- 256

 

Week 6:

Xiaobo Lu, "Transition, Globalization, and Changing Industrial Relations in China," in Ruda Sil, ed., Politics of Labor in a Global Age: Continuity and Change in Late Industrializing and Post-Socialist Economies (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001), pp. 181- 204

Chin Kwan Lee, "From the Specter of Mao to the Spirit of Law: Labor Insurgency in China," in Theory and Society, vol. 31, no. 2, 2002, pp. 189- 228

Marc Blecher, "Hegemony and Workers' Politics in China," in Lowell Dittmer and Guoli Liu, eds., China's Deep Reform (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2006), pp.405-427

John Benson and Philippe DeBroux, "Japanese Trade Unions at the Crossroads: Dilemmas and Opportunities Created by Globalization," in Chris Rowley, ed., Globalization and Labour in the Asia Pacific (Philadelphia: Taylor & Francis, 2000), pp. 114- 132

Ng Sek Hong and Chris Rowley, "Globalization and Hong Kong's Labor Market: the Deregulation Paradox," in Chris Rowley, ed., Globalization and Labour in the Asia Pacific, pp. 174-192

Anita Chan, "Globalization, China's Free (Read Bonded) Labor Market and the Chinese Trade Unions," in Chris Rowley, ed., Globalization and Labour in the Asia Pacific, pp. 260- 281

Ying Zhu and Stephanie Farley, "The Challenges and Opportunities for the Trade Union Movement in the Transition Era: Two Socialist Market Economies- China and Vietnam," in Chris Rowley, ed., Globalization and Labour in the Asia Pacific, pp. 282- 299

Charles Weathers, "Globalization and the paradigm shift in Japanese industrial relations: in Ruda Sil, ed., Politics of Labor in a Global Age: Continuity and Change in Late-Industrializing and Post-Socialist Economies (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001), pp. 156- 180

Dae-oup Chang and Jun-Ho Chae, "The Transformation of Korean Labor Relations since 1997," in Journal of Contemporary Asia, vol. 34, (2004), pp. 427- 448

Chun Soonok, "Park Chung-hee and the Yushin Reforms," in They Are Not Machines: Korean Women Workers and Their Fight for Democratic Trade Unions in the 1970s (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2003), pp. 11- 32

______, "The Conventional View," in They Are Not Machines: Korean Women Workers and Their Fight for Democratic Trade Unions in the 1970s, pp. 33- 44

______, "The Korean Textile Industry and the Peace Market," in They Are Not Machines: Korean Women Workers and Their Fight for Democratic Trade Unions in the 1970s, pp. 45- 65

______, "The Past Meets the Future," in They Are Not Machines: Korean Women Workers and Their Fight for Democratic Trade Unions in the 1970s, pp. 66- 78

Doowon Shu, "Korean White Collar Unions' Journey to Labor Solidarity: The Historic Path from Industrial to Enterprise Unionism," in Dan Cornfield and Holly McCammon, eds., Research in the Sociology of Work, vol. I, Department of Sociology, Vanderbilt University, 2003

Sang Woo Lee, "The Evolution of the Labor Movement in the Face of Authoritarian Industrialization: A Comparison of South Korea and Taiwan," in International Asia Review, vol. 6, no. 2, 2003, pp. 161- 183

Andy Chan and Ed Snape, "Union Weakness in Hong Kong: Workplace Industrial Relations and the Federation of Trade Unions," in Economic and Industrial Democracy, vol. 21, no. 5, 2000, pp.l17- 148

 

Week 7:

Richard Hall and Bill Harley, "Organized Labor in the Borderless World: Globalization, Deregulation and Union Strategy in Australia," in Chris Rowley, ed., Globalization and Labour in the Asia Pacific, pp. 54- 73

Yuen Chi Ching and Lim Ghee Soon, "Globalization, Labour Market Deregulation and Trade Unions in Singapore," in Chris Rowley, ed., Globalization and Labour in the Asia Pacific, pp. 154- 173

Mhinder Bhopal and Patricia Todd, "Multinational Corporations and Trade Union Development in Malaysia," in Chris Rowley, ed., Globalization and Labour in the Asia Pacific, pp. 193- 214

Vedi Hadiz, "Globalization, Labour and the State: The Case of Indonesia," in Chris Rowley, ed., Globalization and Labour in the Asia Pacific, pp. 239- 259

Tim Harcourt, "Last Line of Resistance or a Golden Opportunity: Australian Trade Union Response to Globalization," in Chris Rowley, ed., Globalization and Labour in the Asia Pacific, pp. 744- 92

Ariel Heryanto and Vedi Hadiz, "Post-Authoritarian Indonesia," Critical Asian Studies, vol. 37, no. 2, 2005, pp. 251- 275

Patrick Heller, "Mobilization and Transformation in Industry," in Labor of Development: Workers and the Transformation of Capitalism in Kerala, India (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2000), pp. 160- 182

______, "Accumulationist Strategies: The Decline of Militancy in the Organized Factory Sector," in Labor of Development: Workers and the Transformation of Capitalism in Kerala, India, pp. 207- 236

 

Week 8:

Sue Cobble and Sue Ledworth, "On the Edge of Equality? Working Women and the U.S. Labor Movement," in Fionna Colgan and Sue Ledworth, eds., Gender, Diversity and Trade Unions: An International Perspective (Philadelphia: Taylor & Francis, 2001), pp 232- 256

Jane Parker, "Towards Equity and Renewal: Women's Groups, Diversity and Democracy in British Unions," in Economic and Industrial Democracy, vol. 27, no. 8, 2006, pp.425- 462

Bianca Beccalli and Gulielmo Meardi, "From unintended to undecided feminism: Italian labor's changing and singular ambiguities," in Fiona Colgan and Sue Ledwith, eds., Gender, Diversity and Trade Unions: International Perspective, pp.ll3-131

Gerald Hunt and Bielski Boris, "The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Challenge to American Labor," in Sue Cobble, ed, The Sex of Race: Women Transforming American Labor (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University ILR Press, 2007), pp. 81-98

Laura Levine Frader, "Women and French Unions: Historical Perspectives on the Crisis of Representation," in Herrick Chapman, Mark Kesselman and David Schain, eds., Century of Organized Labor in France: A Union Movement for the 21st Century? (Boston: Allen and Unwin, 1984), pp. 145-166

Sigrid Baumgarten, "Changing Gender Relations in Germany: From 'Workers' Patriarchy' to Gender Democracy?" in Fiona Colgan and Sue Ledwith, eds., Gender, Diversity and Trade Unions: International Perspective, pp. 132-153

Jane Parker, "Towards Equity and Renewal: Women's Groups, Diversity and Democracy in British Unions," in Economic and Industrial Democracy, vol. 27, no. 8, (2006), pp.425-462

Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), "Message on National Women's Day, (August 2001)

Liesl Orr, "Dealing with 'This Thing Called Gender': Democracy, Power and Gender Relations in Trade Unions," in Thomas Bramble and Franco Barchiesi, eds., Rethinking the Labour Movement in the 'New South Africa,’ pp. 132-149

Malehoko Tshoaedi, "Women in the Labor Movement: Perceptions of Gender Democracy in South American Trade Unions," in Fiona Colgan and Sue Ledwith, eds., Gender, Diversity and Trade Unions: International Perspective, pp. 205-231

Chun Soonok, "Individual and Collective Resistance," in They Are Not Machines: Korean Women Workers and Their Fight for Democratic Trade Unions in the 1970s (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2003), pp. 138· 160

______, "Trade Union Corruption and International Reaction," in They Are Not Machines: Korean Women Workers and Their Fight for Democratic Trade Unions in the I970s, pp. 107-137

Rohini Hesman, "Trade Unions and Women's Autonomy: Organizational Strategies of Women Workers," in Fiona Colgan and Sue Ledwith, eds., Gender, Diversity and Trade Unions: International Perspective, pp. 95-112

 

Week 9:

Julie Watts, "Why Labor Union Leaders Prefer More Open Immigration Policies," in Immigration Policy and the Challenge of Globalization (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2002), pp. 53- 81

Martin Schain, "Immigration and Trade Unions in France: A Problem and an Opportunity," in Herrick Chapman, Mark Kesselman and David Schain, eds., Century of Organized Labor in France: A Union Movement for the 21st Century, pp. 97- 114

Leah Haus, "Resisting Restrictionist: Labor Unions and French Immigration Policy in the Late Twentieth Century," in Unions, Immigration and Internationalization: New Challenges and Changing Conditions in the United States and France (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002), pp. 126- 156

Cathie Lloyd, "Trade Unions and Immigrants in France: From Assimilation to Antiracist Networking" in Rinus Penninx and Judith Roosblad, eds., Trade Unions, Immigration and Immigrants in Europe: A Comparative Study of the Actions of Trade Unions in Seven Western European Countries, (New York: Berghalm Books, 2002), pp. 111- 132

"Do Immigrants Block African American Progress? A Debate," in New Labor Forum, vol. 15, no. 1, 2006, pp. 48- 78:

Stephen Steinberg, "Immigration, African Americans, and Race Discourse"

Responses: Adolph Reed, Maria Elena Durazo and David Koff; Gary Gerstle; Peter Kwong

Rejoinder: Stephen Steinberg

John Wench, "British Unions and Racism: Organizational Dilemmas in an Unsympathetic Climate," in Rinus Penninx and Judith Roosblad, eds., Trade Unions, Immigration and Immigrants in Europe: A Comparative Study of the Actions of Trade Unions in Seven Western European Countries, pp. 133-156

______, "Trade Union Responses to Immigrants and Ethnic Inequality in Denmark and the UK: the Context of Consensus and Conflict," in European Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 10, no. I, (2004), pp. 7-30

Greene, G. Kirton and J. Wench, "Trade Union Perspectives on Diversity Management: A Comparison of the UK and Denmark," in European Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 11, no. 2,2005, pp. 179-196

Peter Kuhme. "The Federal Republic of Germany: Ambivalent Promotion of Immigrants' Interests," in Rinus Penninx and Judith Roosblad, eds., Trade Unions, Immigration and Immigrants in Europe: A Comparative Study of the Actions of Trade Unions in Seven Western European Countries, pp.39-64

Sharan Burrow, "The Economic Case for Migration and the Protection of Mobile Workers: Challenges for the International Labour Movement," in Global Policy Forum, vol. 5, no. 3, 2005, pp. 275-279

 

Week 10:

Michael Terry, "Shop Steward Development and Managerial Strategy," in George Bain, ed., Industrial Relations in Britain (London: Basil Blackwell, 1983), pp. 67-91

Joanne Barkan, "The Workers' Revolt: Anatomy of a Movement," in Visions of Emancipation: The Italian Workers' Movement since 1945, pp. 68- 2

______, "Workplace Unions and Workplace Industrial Relations: the Italian Experience," in Industrial Relations Journal, vol. 24, no. 2, (1993), pp. 138-150

R.M. Locke, "The Resurgence of the Local Union: Industrial Restructuring and Industrial Relations in Italy," in Politics and Society, vol. 18, 1990, pp. 347-379

Steven Tolliday and Jonathan Zeitlin, "Shop Floor Bargaining, Contract Unionism and Job Control: An Anglo-American Comparison," in Steven Tolliday and Jonathan Zeitlin, eds., Between Fordism and Flexibility: The Automobile Industry and its Workers (New York: St. Martins Press, 1992), pp. 93-120

G. Contini, "The Rise and Fall of Shop-Floor Bargaining at Fiat, 1945- 80," in Steven Tolliday and Jonathan Zeitlin, eds., Between Fordism and Flexibility: The Automobile Industry and its Workers, pp. 144-167

Ken Coates and Tony Topham, "Shop Stewards and Workplace Trade Unionism," in Trade Unions in Britain (Nottingham, England: Spokesman, 1980), pp.134-156

Philip Hirschsohn, "Union Democracy and Shopfloor Mobilization in South African Auto and Clothing Plants," in Economic and Industrial Democracy, vol. 28, no 2, 2007, pp.6-48

Michael Terry, "Workplace Unionism: Redefining Structures and Objectives," in Anthony Ferner and Richard Hyman, eds., New Frontiers in European Industrial Relations, pp. 223-249

 

Week 11: New Technology: Europe and the U.S.

Restructuring and the quality of work

Union responses

International perspectives

Giuseppe Della Rocca, "Improving Participation: The Negotiation of New Technology in Italy and Europe," in Cannen Sirianni, ed., Worker Participation and the Politics of Reform, pp. 140-173

Andrew Martin, "Unions, the Quality of Work and Technological Change in Sweden," in Cannen Sirianni, ed., Worker Participation and the Politics of Reform (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1997), pp. 95-138

Mark Kesselman, "Technology and the Labor Movement: Constraint or Opportunity for the CGT?" in Herrick Chapman, Mark Kesselman and Martin Schain, eds., Century of Organized Labor in France: A Union Movement for the 21st  Century, pp.73-96

Stephen Deery, "Determinants of trade union influence over technological change," in New Technology, Work and Employment, vol.4, no. 2, (1989), pp. 117-130

Larry Turner, "Industrial Relations and the Reorganization of Work in West Germany: Lessons for the U.S.," in Larry Mishel and Paula Voos, eds., Unions and Economic Performance (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1992), pp. 217-246

Frank Emspak, "Workers, Unions and New Technology," in Douglas Schuler and Aki Namiola, eds., Participatory Design: Perspectives on Systems Design (New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1993), pp.13-26

Steven Deutsch, "Unions and Technological Change: An International Perspective," in Donald Kennedy, Charles Craypo and Mary Lehman, Labor and Technology: Union Responses to Changing Environments (University Park, P A: Pennsylvania State University, 1982), pp.191-202

________, "International experiences with technological change," in Monthly Labor Review, March 1986, pp. 35-40

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/1986/03/rpt1full.pdf

Eileen Applebaum and Larry Hunter, "Union Participation in Strategic Decisions of Corporations," in Richard Freeman, Lawrence Mishel and Joni Hersch, eds., Emerging Labor Market Institutions for the Twenty-First Century (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005), pp. 265-292

 

Week 12:

Evelyn Huber Stephens and John Stephens, "The Labor Movement, Political Power and Workers' Participation in Western Europe," in Political Power and Social Theory, vol. 3, 1982, pp. 215-149

Walther-Muller-Jentsch, "Germany: From Collective Voice to Co-Management," in Joel Rogers and Wolfgang Streeck, eds., Works Councils: Consultation, Representation, Cooperation in Industrial Relations, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995), pp. 53-78

Wolfgang Streeck, "Works Councils in Western Europe: From Consultation to Participation," in Joel Rogers and Wolfgang Streeck, eds., Works Councils: Consultation, Representation, Cooperation in Industrial Relations pp. 313-350

Joel Rogers, "United States: Lessons from Abroad," in Joel Rogers and Wolfgang Streeck, eds., Works Councils: Consultation, Representation, Cooperation in Industrial Relations, pp. 375-410

Miguel Martinez Lucio and Syd Westen, "European Works Councils and 'Flexible Regulation': The Politics of Intervention," in European Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 6, no. 2, 2000, pp. 203-216

Thomas Kirkwood and Horst Mewes, "The Limits of Trade Union Power in the Capitalist Order: The Case of West German Labor's Quest for Codetermination," in British Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 14, no. 3, 1976, pp. 295-305

G. David Garson, "The Paradoxes of Worker Participation," in Carmen Sirianni, ed., Worker Participation and the Politics of Reform, pp. 214- 230

Carmen Sirianni, "Worker Participation the Late Twentieth Century: Some Critical Issues," in Carmen Sirianni, ed., Worker Participation and the Politics of Reform, pp. 3- 33

Roy Jones and Pierre Habbard, "Workers' Voice in Corporate Governance- A Trade Union Perspective," Global Union Discussion Paper, Trade Union Advisory Committee, OECD, 2005, pp. 14- 30

 

Week 13:

Bruce Western, "Political Parties and Trade Unions," in Between Class and Market: Postwar Unionization in the Capitalist Democracies (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1997), pp. 66-83

Richard Hyman, "Trade Unions and the Politics of the European Social Model," in Economic and Industrial Democracy, vol. 26, no. 1, 2005, pp. 9-40

Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSA TU), "Why Should Workers Vote for the ANC (African National Congress)."

K. George, "Trade unions and politics (Parts I and 2): Though they are not political parties, trade unions are political organizations," in Aliran Monthly (Malaysia), (2004)

Phil James, "Trade Unions and Political Parties," in Mark Harcourt and Geoffrey Wood, eds., Trade Unions and Democracy: Strategies and Perspectives, pp. 303- 318

Rainer Deppe, Richard Herding and Dietrich Hoss, "The Relationship Between Trade Union Action and Political Parties," in Colin Crouch and Alessandro Pizzorono, eds., The Resurgence  of Class Conflict in Western Europe Since 1968, volume 1 (New York: Holmes and Meier, 1978), pp. 177-196

Ken Coates and Tony Topham, "Unions and the Labour Party," Trade Unions in Britain (Nottingham, England: Spokesman, 1980), pp.302-328

Bernard Moss, "Ideology and Industrial Practice: CGT, FO, CRDT," in Mark Kesselman, ed., The French Workers Movement (London: Allen and Unwin, 1984), pp. 338- 253

Michael Schain, "Relations between the CGT and the CFDT: Politics and Mass Mobilization," in Mark Kesselman, ed., The French Workers Movement, pp. 257- 276

Anthony Daley, "Reconceptualizing the Relationship between Unions and Politics," in Herrick Chapman, Mark Kesselman and David Schain, eds., Century of Labor in France: A Union Movement for the 21st  Century? (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), pp. 35- 60

Joanne Barkan, "Labor and the Communists' Historic Compromise," in Visions of Emancipation: The Italian Workers' Movement since 1945, (New York: Praeger, 1984), pp. 114-130

Andrew Martin, "Sweden: Industrial Democracy and Social Democratic Strategy," in G. David Garson, ed., Worker Self-Management in Industry: The West European Experience, pp. 49-96

Graham Taylor and Andrew Mathers, "Social Partner or Social Movement? European Integration and Trade Union Renewal in Europe," in Labor Studies Journal, vol. 27, no. l, 2002, pp. 93-108

Joel Rogers," "The Folks Who Brought You the Weekend: Labor and Independent Politics," in Steven Fraser and Joshua Freeman, eds., Audacious Democracy (New York, Houghton Mifflin, 1997), pp. 247- 261

Mark Dudzic, "The Debate Continues: A Revitalized Labor Movement Needs a New Vision of Politics"

 

Week 14:

Raahi Reddy, "Workers of the world: the AFL-CIO struggles to define a global agenda for labor” (Report, American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations),  in Colorlines magazine, March 22, 2004

Symposium on Decent Work: Forging a New International Consensus on Globalization

Juan Somavia, Director-General, International Labor Organization

Barbara Shailor, Director, International Department, AFL-CIO

Representative Sander Levin (D-MI), Trade Subcommittee Chairman, Ways and Means Committee

Gene Sperling, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; Director, Center for Universal Education, Council on Foreign Relations

International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), "A Trade Union Guide to Globalization," in ICFTU, March 2002, pp. 1- 73

Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSA TU), A Strategic Perspective on the International Trade Union Movement (2001)

International Workers' Symposium, "The Role of Trade Unions in the Global Economy and the Fight against Poverty," (Geneva, International Labor Organization, 2005), pp.1-38

Pablo Ghigliani, "International Trade Unionism in a Globalizing World: A Case Study of New Labor Internationalism," Economic and Industrial Democracy, vol. 26, 2005, pp.359- 382

Larry Turner, "Globalization and the Logic of Participation: Unions and the Politics of Coalition Building," in Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 48, no. 1, 2006, pp. 83-97

Carola Frege, Edmund Heery and Lowell Turner, "The New Solidarity? Trade Unions and Coalition Building in Five Countries," in Carola Frege and John Kelly, eds., Varieties of Unionism: Strategies for Union Revitalization in a Globalizing Economy, pp. 137- 158

Peter Waterman, "Trade Union Internationalism in the Age of Seattle," in Antipode, vol. 33, no. 3, (2001), pp. 1- 25

Amanda Tattersall, "Labor-Community Coalitions, Global Union Alliances and the Potential of the SEIU's Global Partnership," in Kate Bronfenbrenner, ed., Global Unions: Challenging the Transnational Capital through Cross-Border Campaigns (Ithaca, NY: ILR Press, 2007), pp. 155- 174

Larry Cohen and Steve Early, "Globalization and De-Unionization in Telecommunications: Three Case Studies in Resistance," Michael Gordon and Lowell Turner, eds., Transnational Cooperation among Labor Unions (Ithaca, NY: ILR Press, 2001), pp. 202- 222

Keith Abbott, "Why Ideology Dominates Regional Trade Unionism in the Asia Pacific," Chris Rowley, ed., Globalization and Labour in the Asia Pacific (Philadelphia: Taylor & Francis, 2000), pp. 15- 53

UE, 'International Solidarity," UE 69th Convention

USWA, "Steelworkers Pledge Support Action with South African Trade Unions to Change Sappi's Anti-Worker Practices," May 2006

Richard Hyman, "Imagined Solidarities: Can Trade Unions Resist Globalization?" in Global Solidarity Dialogue, pp. 1-18

http://www.antenna.nl/-waterman/hyman2.html

Bradley Nash, ed., "Forum: Problems and Prospects for a Global Labor Movement," in Journal of World Systems Research, vol. 4, no. 1, (1990), pp. 1-10

http://jwsr.ucr.edu/archive/vol4/v4n1a1.php

 

Week 15:

Richard Hyman, "Union Renewal: a View from Europe," in Labor History, vol. 45, no. 3, 2004, pp. 333-342

Lucio Baccaro and Kerstin Hamann, "The Politics of Labor Movement Revitalization: The Need for a Revitalized Perspective," in European Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 9, (2003), pp. 119- 133

Larry Turner, "Why Revitalize? Labor's Urgent Mission in a Contested Global Economy," in Carola Frege and John Kelly, eds., Varieties of Unionism: Strategies for Union Revitalization in a Globalizing World, pp. 1- 10

Larry Turner, "Revitalizing the Labor Movement: a Comparative Perspective," in Dan Cornfield and Holly McCammon, eds., Research in the Sociology of Work, vol. I, 2003, pp. 23- 58

Carola Frege and John Kelly, "Union Revitalization Strategies in Comparative Perspective," in European Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 9, 2003, pp. 7-24

Griffin, Larry, et al, "The 'Unmasking' of a Movement? The Crisis of U.S. Trade Unions in Comparative Perspective," in M. Hallinan, et al, eds., Change In Societal Institutions (New York: Plenum, 1990), pp. 169- 194

Kate Bronfenbrenner, "Race, Gender and the Rebirth of Trade Unionism," in New Labor Forum, vol. 16, no.3, 2007, pp. 142-148

Nathan Lillie and Miguel Martinez Lucio, "International Trade Union Revitalization: The Rise of National Approaches," in Carola Frege and John Kelly, eds., Varieties of Unionism: Strategies for Union Revitalization in a Globalizing Economy, pp.159-180

Kersten Hamann and John Kelly, "Unions as Political Actors: A Recipe for Revitalization?" in Carola Frege and John Kelly, eds., Varieties of Unionism: Strategies for Union Revitalization in a Globalizing Economy, pp. 93- 116