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What Makes for Effective Labor Representation on Pension Boards?
Labor Studies Journal (2007)
  • Johanna Weststar
  • Anil Verma, University of Toronto
This article examines the efficacy of labor representation on pension boards. Using
existing literature and interviews with labor trustees, this article develops a model
where a more formal approach to recruitment and selection, skill acquisition, and
accountability is hypothesized to aid labor trustees in achieving effective integration
and representation on pension boards. Data indicate that labor trustees are placed in a
challenging environment with insufficient support from their union, other trustees, or
the board. These findings have important implications for the selection, training, and
integration of labor trustees and the success of a labor agenda on pension issues.
  • pensions,
  • labor,
  • unions,
  • trustee,
  • governance
Publication Date
Winter December 1, 2007
Citation Information
Johanna Weststar and Anil Verma. "What Makes for Effective Labor Representation on Pension Boards?" Labor Studies Journal Vol. 32 Iss. 4 (2007) p. 382 - 410
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