This book provides an understanding of the processes in which unions engage with young people, and views and opinions young people hold relating to collective representation. It features a selection of specific national cases of high relevance to contemporary debates of precariousness, trade union revitalization strategies and austerity policies.
Andy Hodder is a lecturer in the Management Department at the University of Birmingham, UK. He has conducted research into the relationship between young workers and trade unions in the UK and is continuing to work on issues associated with union mobilization and activism. Andy is a member of the British Academy of Management, the British Sociological Association and the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics. He is also on the Executive Committee of the British Universities Industrial Relations Association. Lefteris Kretsos is a senior lecturer of Industrial Relations at the University of Greenwich, UK, and Member of the ESRC Peer Review College. His research is focused on the rising trends and patterns of precarious employment, especially among young workers in the context of economic crisis. Lefteris has been involved in various research projects for the European Commission, ESRC, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions and various trade union organisations. He is also heavily involved in the completion of a project funded by the European Research Council on the effects of marketization into European societies.
Foreword Edmund Heery 1. Young Workers And Unions: Context And Overview; Andy Hodder And Lefteris Kretsos 2. Trade Unions' 'Deliberative Vitality' Towards Young Workers: Survey Evidence Across Europe; Kurt Vandaele 3. New Times Are Still Coming, Old Times Are Still Leaving: Notes About Young People's Participation And Union Traditions In Contemporary Argentina; Julia Soul 4. Ageing Australian Unions And The 'Youth Problem'; David Peetz, Robin Price And Janis Bailey 5. Danish Trade Unions And Young People: Using Media In The Battle For Hearts And Minds; Torsten Geelan 6. Mobilised But Not Unionised? An Analysis Of The Relationship Between Youth And Trade Unionism In France; Sylvie Contrepois 7. Trade Unions And Young Workers In Times Of Crisis: A Critical Reflection On The Case Of Greece; Lefteris Kretsos 8. 'Stop The Junk Contracts!' Young Workers And Trade Union Mobilization Against Precarious Employment In Poland; Adam Mrozowicki, Agata Krasowska And Mateusz Karolak 9. Young Workers And Unions In Spain: A Failed Meeting?; Carlos J. Fernandez Rodriguez, Rafael Ibanez Rojo, Pablo Lopez Calle And Miguel Martinez Lucio 10. 'Old Dusty Men'? Young People And Trade Unions In The UK; Andy Hodder 11. Catching The Next Wave: A Study Of A U.S. Union's Young Worker Program; Monica Bielski Boris 12. Concluding Comments; Lefteris Kretsos And Andy Hodder
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