Union democracy in the international typographical union: Thirty years later

@article{Stratton1989UnionDI,
  title={Union democracy in the international typographical union: Thirty years later},
  author={Kay Stratton},
  journal={Journal of Labor Research},
  year={1989},
  volume={10},
  pages={119-134}
}
  • Kay Stratton
  • Published 1 March 1989
  • Business
  • Journal of Labor Research
The International Typographical Union, long cited as the one deviant case to Michel’s “iron law of oligarchy,” is examined thirty years afterUnion Democracy to determine whether or not democracy can survive in the face of today’s hostile environment. An analysis of events occurring within the union as well as the results of a case study of a large ITU local indicate that an unfavorable environment poses unavoidable challenges to democracy. 

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