After Immanuel Ness’ use of the term ‘Social Network Unionism’ in his 2005 book, and Peter Waterman’s content forming in his various work, Anthony Ince defines the term ‘Network Unionism’ in this 2010 article in a very close way to what we understand from ‘Social Network Unionism’. We just discovered the article and wish to give a reference to his contribution.
Beyond ‘Social Movement Unionism’? Understanding and Assessing New Wave Labour Movement Organising
Changing to Win?
“Change to Win is dedicated to the single most important task for restoring broad hope and prosperity to the American people — uniting by industry the tens of millions of workers who are now without a voice on the job and in our nation’s political life. Change to Win and its affiliates believe unionisation and collective bargaining are the foundation on which a fair and balanced economy can develop.” (Change to Win Coalition, 2006).
What is peculiar about this statement? It simply iterates the usual union rhetoric of uniting workers for a better life. The reality, however, is that it represents a tiny part of a much bigger shift in union strategies that has taken place, to greater or lesser extent, over the last decade or so. What is crucial in…
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