In Union Voices, the result of a thirteen-year research project,
three industrial relations scholars evaluate 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. Drawing on extensive empirical evidence, Melanie Simms, Jane
Holgate, and Edmund Heery present a multilevel analysis of what
organizing means in the UK, how it emerged, and what its impact has
Although the supportive legislation of the New Labour government
led to considerable optimism in the late 1990s about the prospects
for renewal, Simms, Holgate, and Heery argue that despite
considerable evidence of investment, new practices, and innovation,
UK unions have largely failed to see any significant change in
their membership and influence. The authors argue that this is
because of the wider context within which organizing activity takes
place and also reflects the fundamental tensions within these
initiatives. Even without evidence of any significant growth in
labor influence across UK society more broadly, organizing
campaigns have given many of the participants an opportunity to
grow and flourish. The book presents their experiences and uses
them to show how their personal commitment to organizing and trade
unionism can sometimes be undermined by the tensions and tactics
used during campaigns.
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