Despite the general decline of trade unions throughout the
Western world, unions in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden have
prospered. Why? Galenson cites their ability to organize white
collar workers, the special attention they give to recruitment of
women, and their ability to undergo structural change under
employer pressure. He analyzes these factors in the belief that if
unions in other parts of the world understand why and how unionism
is succeeding in Scandinavia, its deterioration may be slowed and
even reversed. In doing so, Galenson offers specific advice on how
industrial relations professionals should manage to avoid breakdown
of existing systems elsewhere. Labor unions, officials, and
organization executives, as well as executives throughout the
public sectors, will find Galenson's views informative and
Although there has been a good deal written about the
Scandinavian labor movements in Dano-Norwegian and Swedish, there
has been nothing comprehensive in English that deals with the labor
movements in the three countries. Nor has there been a systematic
analysis of their policies and practices. Galenson provides
readers, now, with an account of how unions in the Scandinavian
countries have managed to secure the world's highest rates of
organization: up to 90% of all who are employed in Sweden, and
somewhat less in Denmark and Norway, are trade union members,
compared with 15% in the United States. The countries in which they
operate are welfare states and are among the wealthiest countries
in the world, yet remarkably little is known about the systems of
industrial relations that have contributed to these results.
Galenson's book will fill that gap and in doing so, make a unique
contribution to the determination of policy in other countries.
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