Identity Work: Sustaining Transnational Collective Action at General Motors EuropeArticles and Chapters
AbstractWhat are the conditions under which transnational collective action is initiated and sustained? This paper presents a case study of General Motors Europe, where labor leaders have mobilized the workforce and bargained with management at the transnational level repeatedly over more than a decade as a response to management whipsawing and threats of plant closures. In contrast to structuralist interest-based theories of union behavior, we identify a process of “identity work‟ that was necessary to sustain transnational worker cooperation.
Citation InformationIan Greer. "Identity Work: Sustaining Transnational Collective Action at General Motors Europe" (2012)
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