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Union Voices: Tactics and Tensions in UK Organizing

Melanie Simms, Jane Holgate, and Edmund Heery


This book evaluates how labor unions fared in the political and institutional context created by Great Britain's New Labour government, which was in power from 1997 to 2010. The book presents a multilevel analysis of what organizing means in the UK, how it emerged, and what its impact has been. Although the supportive legislation of the New Labour government led to considerable optimism in the late 1990s about the prospects for renewal, the book argues that despite considerable evidence of investment, new practices, and innovation, UK unions have largely failed to see any significant change in ... More

Keywords: labor unions, New Labour government, Great Britain, labor influence, trade unionism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780801451201
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801451201.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melanie Simms, author
Associate Professor of Industrial Relations, the University of Warwick

Jane Holgate, author

Edmund Heery, author