Political Life of a Public Employee Labor Union Regional Union Democracy

Author: Sisya, Frank
Year:2001
Pages:220
ISBN:0-7734-7672-5
978-0-7734-7672-1
Price:179.95
This study examines the effects of the internal organizational structure on the actual process of decision-making on such issues as the raising of the per-capita tax, political endorsement of candidates running for public office, and the hiring and direction of permanent staff; the electoral process; the relationship between the regional union and its local unions and the national union. This work not only fills the void in scholarly publications on union political lives, but also contributes to our understanding of the effects of structure on process.

Reviews

“This is a careful study of a largely unexplored aspect of union life. It is nicely linked to theory and should be useful to students of union government generally.” – George Strauss

Table of Contents

Table of Contents (main headings):
Preface
1. Introduction
2. Background to AFSCME and Council 66, and the Nature of Public Unionism
3. Structure and Procedure
4. Council-wide Decisions on Policy and Programs
5. The Electoral Process
6. Region-Local Relations
7. The Judicial Process
8. The Relationship Between Council 66 and the International
9. The Political Life of Council 66 – summary and Discussion
Bibliography; Index
Table of Contents (main headings):
Preface
1. Introduction
2. Background to AFSCME and Council 66, and the Nature of Public Unionism
3. Structure and Procedure
4. Council-wide Decisions on Policy and Programs
5. The Electoral Process
6. Region-Local Relations
7. The Judicial Process
8. The Relationship Between Council 66 and the International
9. The Political Life of Council 66 – summary and Discussion
Bibliography; Index