Assessing the Proposed IAM, UAW, and USW Merger: Critical Issues and Potential Outcomes
Clark, Paul F.; Gray, Lois Spier
[Excerpt] We examine the many difficult issues facing the IAM, UAW, and USW as they move toward the creation of a single organization. In order to place this merger in con- text, the larger issue of mergers in the American labor movement will be addressed, as will the origins and history of each of the three unions. The specific issues confronting the unions will be examined in three categories — structure, administration, and functions and services. We conclude with an assessment of the current status of the unification effort and the prospects for its realization.
union; merger; International Association of Machinists; IAM; United Auto Workers; UAW; United Steelworkers; USW
Required Publisher Statement: Copyright by Springer. Final version published as Clark, P. F., & Gray, L. S. (2000). Assessing the proposed IAM, UAW, and USW merger: Critical issues and potential outcomes. Journal of Labor Research, 21(1), 65-82.