Go-it-alone unionism no longer seems a viable strategy to many observers. The kind of industrial strength built from monopoly unionism and coordinated bargaining in one country appears increasingly vulnerable to global competition. Many unions are looking to build coalitions within their communities and/or across borders in order to enhance their ability to give voice to the concerns of their members and the communities in which they live.
Capsules and Vignettes from the Field
Author(s) Title Capsule
Ian ROBINSON
(University of MIchigan)
Consumers with a Conscience:Is there a Mass Market for EndingSweatshops? PDF (244 K)
Stéphane LeQUEUX
(Griffith University)
Methodology Capsule
À propos de la recherche sur le syndicalisme et l'altermondialisme. Recherche appliquée à un « acteur collectif » : de la complexité d'une évidence
PDF (128 K)
Research Reports
Theme 1: New Sites for Bargaining Across Borders
Author(s) Title Paper Abstract
Reynald BOURQUE
(Université de Montréal)
Le renouveau du syndicalisme international et les accords cadres internationaux HTML
Nikolaus HAMMER
(University of Cardiff)
International Framework Agreements: Global Union Federations and Value Chains PDF (84 K) HTML
William N. COOKE
(Wayne State University)
Exercising Power: Transnational Collective Bargaining in an Era of Corporate Globalization HTML
Maria BONNAFOUS-BOUCHER
(Conservatoire national des arts et métiers)
Les formes institutionnelles et non-institutionnelles du renouveau du syndicalisme français HTML
Theme 2: International Union Cooperation in the Americas
Author(s) Title Paper Abstract
Arnulfo ARTEAGA GARCÍA
(Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana)
Everardo FIMBRES OCANA
(IMF)
Mexico’s National Council of Metalworkers (Consejo Nacional de Trabajadores Metalurgicos): from disjointed efforts to unified action? PDF (1,2 Mb) HTML
Mélanie DUFOUR-POIRIER
Christian LÉVESQUE
(HEC Montréal)
Building Union Power Through International Alliances: A Case Study from Mexico HTML
Christopher HUXLEY
(Trent and Wayne State Universities)
Transnational Union Cooperation and Union Renewal: The Case of a Tri-National Network on Autowork in the Americas HTML
Alberto José ROBLES
Ruben CORTINA
Julio GODIO
(World of Labor Institute)
Union Renewal Trends Related With Union Activity at MERCOSUR HTML
Thème 3: Unions and Social Movements
Author(s) Title Paper Abstract
Amanda TATTERSALL
(University of Sydney)
Union-Community Coalitions and Community Unionism: Developing a Framework for the Role of Union-Community Relationships in Union Renewal PDF (404 K) HTML
Stéphane LeQUEUX
(Griffith University)
Altermondialisme et Syndicalisme : Australie et Canada dans l’œil du cyclone PDF (284 K) HTML
Thomas COLLOMBAT
(Carleton University)
Mona-Josée GAGNON
(Université de Montréal)
Tentative de conceptualisation des activités syndicales internationales à partir du cas québécois HTML
Ivan SAINSAULIEU
(LISE-CNRS)
Nouveau syndicalisme critique et base radicale PDF (296 K) HTML
Verena SCHMIDT
(ILO/ACTRAV)
The Global Union Research Network as a Potential Incremental Innovation? HTML
Guy BELLEMARE
Anne-Renée GRAVEL
Louise BRIAND
Alain VALLÉE
(Université du Québec en Outaouais)
Le syndicalisme de transformation sociale (social movement unionism). Voie de renouvellement des théories du syndicalisme ? Le cas des services de garde HTML
Gisèle BELEM
Emmanuelle CHAMPION
Corinne GENDRON
Marie-France TURCOTTE
(
Université du Québec à Montréal)
Initiatives de responsabilité sociale de l'entreprise et alliances avec société civile comme renouvellement de l'action syndicale à l'ère de la mondialisation économique PDF (284 K)