ERIC Number: ED097447
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Organizational Bonds and Union Militancy. Technical Report No. 14.
In analyzing employee militancy expressed through employee unions, the various employee attachments to work were examined. The established attachments were then used as a basis in building a model illustrating the relationship between the individual attachments to work and the collective action of workers in union-management relations. From analysis of the model, it was concluded that: (1) the development of modern managerial paternalism may be a significant means by which to minimize union militancy; (2) most managerial practice, as it relates to workers, is designed to broaden the number of sources of attachment to work; (3) the degree of union militancy in unions with collective bargaining functions is dependent upon their limited concentration on features of the collective agreement; (4) only a limited number of issues can effectively be the object of militant action, and (5) union militancy declines when collective bargaining is institutionalized. This approach, whereby the nature and sources of participant attachment to organizations is examined as a feature of organizational theory relevant to the bargaining process, supplements other kinds of analysis of collective bargaining and union militancy. (AG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Irvine. Graduate School of Administration.