How Does Restructuring Contribute to Union Revitalization?
Research into organizing has suggested that the success of this strategy depends on union restructuring. The chapter describes the different forms of restructuring and their consequences as well as the barriers to internal change. Restructuring can take either an internal form, involving changes to the distribution of power and authority inside the union or an external form, involving coordination and mergers between unions. It can operate at the level of individual unions as well as confederations. Merger activity has been most pronounced in countries with a single union centre and less common in countries with competing confederations (Italy and Spain), where inter-confederal coordination has been more salient. Internal restructuring is common to all countries although its incidence is highly uneven. The link between any form of restructuring and union revitalization is explored and is found to be weaker than many commentators have suggested.
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