What Role Does Location Play in Teacher Collective Bargaining?

[We are pleased to welcome Lesley Lavery of Macalester College. Lesley recently published an article in ILR Review with co-authors Dan Goldhaber and Roddy Theobald, entitled "My End of the Bargain: Are There Cross-District Effects in Teacher Contract Provisions?"] Teacher collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) cover a wide array of school district rules and regulations that … Continue reading What Role Does Location Play in Teacher Collective Bargaining?

Book Review: Unions and Class Transformation: The Case of the Broadway Musicians

Unions and Class Transformation: The Case of the Broadway Musicians. Catherine P. Mulder; New York and London: Routledge, 2009, xiii + 147 pp. DOI: 10.1177/0486613415574474 Costas Panayotakis of New York City College of Technology recently took the time to review the book in the December 2015 issue of Review of Radical Political Economics. From the … Continue reading Book Review: Unions and Class Transformation: The Case of the Broadway Musicians

Book Review: What Unions No Longer Do

What Unions No Longer Do. By Jake Rosenfeld . Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014. 288 pp. ISBN 978-0-674725119, $39.95 (Cloth). Barry Eidlin, currently an Assistant Professor of Sociology at McGill University, recently took the time to review the book in the October Issue of ILR Review. From the review: What Unions No Longer Do … Continue reading Book Review: What Unions No Longer Do

‘Norma Rae’: Why Workers Join Unions

In honor of Labor Day, we are pleased to present an article from the Journal of Management Education that describes how business educators can use the classic film Norma Rae to teach labor relations: Undergraduate business students in North America are often unfamiliar with the labor organizing process and frequently fail to identify with the … Continue reading ‘Norma Rae’: Why Workers Join Unions