Union Activism in an Inclusive System of Industrial Relations: Evidence from a Spanish Case Study

23 Pages Posted: 26 May 2011

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Pere Jódar

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Sergi Vidal

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Ramon Alós

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Date Written: June 2011

Abstract

In this article we analyse the reasons for active trade union participation within the context of Spanish industrial relations. Spain represents a particularly interesting case as the unions' main activity, collective bargaining, is considered a public good. The present study is based on a representative survey of one region of the ‘Worker Commissions’ trade union and provides empirical evidence that union presence in the workplace has a significant influence on members' propensity for activism. Union presence in the workplace enhances collectivism and builds incentive for action in inclusive systems of industrial relations. By contrast, individualistic orientations and instrumental motives are of little relevance in the Spanish industrial relations context.

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Jódar, Pere and Vidal, Sergi and Alós, Ramon, Union Activism in an Inclusive System of Industrial Relations: Evidence from a Spanish Case Study (June 2011). British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 49, pp. s158-s180, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1853059 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8543.2010.00815.x

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