This volume provides a framework for evaluating issues of the internal governance and organizational effectiveness of labor unions. Little systematic attention has been paid to labor unions as organizations, as a prevailing assumption of the literature is to treat unions as simple institutions with well-defined objectives.
This volume collects some of the best work on issues of union democracy and union funding, with the objective of identifying the factors in understanding modern labor and employment laws. It is edited by two prominent legal scholars that promote (and retard) the organizational effectiveness of these organizations.
The book also offers some comparative assessments by including chapters on Canada, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom.