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dc.contributor.authorHarcourt, Mark
dc.contributor.authorLam, Helen
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-02T01:31:53Z
dc.date.available2009-02-02T01:31:53Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationHarcourt, M. & Lam, H. (2007). Union certification: A critical analysis and proposed alternative. Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society, 10, 327-345.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/1971
dc.description.abstractThe North American union certification system has not met the representation needs of most workers. In this essay, certification's effectiveness is critically examined. The exclusive representation and winner-take-all approach satisfies only two out of seven categories of union and nonunion workers with different representational preferences. The "winners" are those who successfully exercise their choice to be either unrepresented or represented by their most preferred union. All others are "losers." A compulsory proportional representation alternative is proposed which allows for both union and nonunion forms of representation, representative election based on proportional votes, and mandatory workplace representation. The merits of this alternative in balancing the needs of both voting majorities and minorities and protecting worker rights from management encroachment are discussed. Some preliminary suggestions on its implementation are offered.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherBlackwellen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1743-4580.2007.00165.x/abstracten
dc.subjectunion certificationen
dc.subjectNorth American union certificationen
dc.titleUnion certification: A critical analysis and proposed alternativeen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1743-4580.2007.00165.xen
dc.relation.isPartOfWorking USA: The Journal of Labor and Societyen_NZ
pubs.begin-page327en_NZ
pubs.elements-id32456
pubs.end-page345en_NZ
pubs.issue3en_NZ
pubs.volume10en_NZ


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