Chapter 7: Between two logics: Bridging practices as a path towards revitalization
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This is the fourth and final chapter detailing the findings. Following the depiction of tension between the two logics of labour’s collective action and their impact on the use of organizing strategies, this chapter describes practices that seek to bridge the two logics. The first section presents efforts to introduce the organizing logic into social-wide bargaining, and the second section introduces efforts to extend the effects of organizing campaigns beyond the enterprise locale in which they take place. Both directions are demonstrated to be of importance for other industrial relations systems as well. The findings, based on description of existing efforts, also serve the concluding normative message, holding that trade union revitalization must consider the tension between the two logics and identify means to draw on both in a manner that mutually reinforces each other.