Chapter 6: Between two logics: Strains of organizing when membership counts
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The third of the four chapters detailing the findings, this chapter draws on the description of organizing and recruitment practices to problematize their role in systems that still support social-wide bargaining. The chapter covers questions on the efficacy of strategies to increase union density and their potential costs to social-wide bargaining. Furthermore, the chapter looks at the effects of putting such strategies centre-stage in trade unions’ activities on the organizational structure of the union, as well as problems of inter-union rivalry and the pluralization of industrial relations.