Recruitment, retention and exit from union membership. An analysis of member flows in Swiss union locals

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Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Recruitment, retention and exit from union membership. An analysis of member flows in Swiss union locals
Périodique
British Journal of Industrial Relations
Auteur(s)
Oesch D.
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
50
Numéro
2
Pages
287-307
Langue
anglais
Résumé
This article enquires into the causes of union growth and decline by analysing flows in and out of membership at the level of 70 Swiss union locals over 2006-2008. Gross flows in union membership are much larger than the resulting net changes: annual membership turnover of 10 per cent is a surprisingly constant feature across unions. Net changes in membership are primarily determined by inflows: successful and languishing union locals differ in their entry rates, whereas exit rates are similar. Variance in union locals' entry rates is not usefully explained by the labour market context, but by differences in union strategy.
Mots-clé
trade unions, membership, strategic choice, turnover, recruitment
Open Access
Oui
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01/04/2011 15:06
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20/08/2019 13:53
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