The Invisible Workforce: What strategies allow temporary workers to overcome employer opposition to union organizing?
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The purpose of this research is to see what strategies allow temporary workers to overcome employer opposition to organizing. Three case studies of temporary workers attempting to organize are analyzed to see if the workers are successful in attaining their demands. It is shown that workers succeed in bettering their working conditions through recognizing their importance to the employer, cultivating community support, and having positive attitudes towards unionization. This research provides valuable information to the social science community as it includes an appendix of rich primary sources and transcripts of personal interviews with temporary workers.
Labor relations; Social structure; Temporary employment; Workers; Employers; High Tech Industry; Social sciences; Temp industry; Work; Contingent work; Temp agencies
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