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Emerging Labor Market Institutions for the Twenty-First Century
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Emerging Labor Market Institutions for the Twenty-First Century

Richard B. Freeman, Joni Hersch, and Lawrence Mishel Mishel

Abstract

Private sector unionism is in decline in the United States. As a result, labor advocates, community groups, nongovernmental organizations, and individuals concerned with the well-being of workers have sought to develop alternative ways to represent workers' interests. This book provides an in-depth assessment of how effectively labor market institutions are responding to this drastically altered landscape. It provides case studies of new labor market institutions and new directions for existing institutions. The chapters examine the behavior and impact of new organizations that have formed to ... More

Keywords: private sector, unionism, community groups, nongovernmental organizations, well-being, workers' interests, labor market institutions, workplace problems, labor unions, economic system

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780226261577
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226261812.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard B. Freeman, editor

Joni Hersch, editor

Lawrence Mishel Mishel, editor

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