Diversity in Trade Union Membership: A Typology Based on the Study of a Spanish Trade Union

22 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2009

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Ramon Alós

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Pere Jódar

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Joel Martí

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Antonio Martín Artiles

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Abstract

While existing literature on the changing nature of trade union membership concentrates on unidimensional differences between members, this article proposes a multidimensional typology, which considers demographic characteristics as well as labour market position and length of union membership. Our results allow the identification of different member profiles; these are significantly associated to differences in employment conditions, work participation, job satisfaction and union activism. In the last section of the article, we discuss the practical implications that these different member profiles may have for union policy and organisation.

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Alós, Ramon and Jódar, Pere and Martí, Joel and Artiles, Antonio Martín, Diversity in Trade Union Membership: A Typology Based on the Study of a Spanish Trade Union. Industrial Relations Journal, Vol. 40, Issue 2, pp. 100-121, March 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1378246 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2338.2008.00515.x

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Pere Jódar

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Joel Martí

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