ERIC Number: EJ1082271
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
Teacher Unionism in Changing Times: Is This the Real "New Unionism"?
Journal of School Choice, v9 n4 p604-625 2015
This article provides a case study of union change in an environment in which radical school restructuring is taking place, and active strategies to weaken and marginalize organized teachers are being pursued by the state. The case study union is the National Union of Teachers in England. The article explores a number of different strategies open to teacher unions, utilizing a framework provided by Turner (2004). Drawing on data collected at a national level, and in three local authority areas, I argue that the National Union of Teachers' response to the erosion of collective bargaining is best presented as an amalgam of strategies focused on workplace organizing, political campaigning, and coalition building. The data demonstrate considerable congruence between national and local strategies, although local data reveal considerable challenges in implementation and consequently considerable unevenness in local experiences.
Descriptors: Teacher Associations, Unions, Case Studies, School Restructuring, Change Strategies, National Surveys, Collective Bargaining, Advocacy, Activism, Content Analysis, Position Papers, Newspapers, Social Change, Politics of Education, Foreign Countries, Interviews
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)