Academic Workers and Union Membership: An Inevitable Dilution of Solidarity?

7 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2005

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Daryl D'Art

University of Limerick - Kemmy Business School

Thomas Turner

University of Limerick - Kemmy Business School

Abstract

The growth of service employment and new forms of work has supposedly fostered the diffusion of individual orientations at the expense of traditional forms of union solidarity. These developments suggest that academics are likely to manifest an individualist orientation and a weak attachment to trade union membership. Based on a survey of unionized employees in a university setting, we examine whether there are differences in union attachment and solidarity between professionals and other occupational groups.

Suggested Citation

D'Art, Daryl and Turner, Thomas, Academic Workers and Union Membership: An Inevitable Dilution of Solidarity?. Industrial Relations, Vol. 44, No. 3, pp. 518-524, July 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=739939

Daryl D'Art (Contact Author)

University of Limerick - Kemmy Business School ( email )

Limerick
Ireland

Thomas Turner

University of Limerick - Kemmy Business School ( email )

Limerick
Ireland

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