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Abstract

The problems of the efficient organisation of the coal industry, the central issue of the previous chapter, were left unresolved. They depended on an analysis of the unions. In this chapter we shall, therefore, look at the structure and behaviour of the unions and the effects of nationalisation upon them. But because nationalisation created a new union of managerial workers, particular attention will be paid to it and to the general development of white-collar unions.

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Industrial Relation General Secretary Coal Industry National Union Power Group 
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Notes

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    S. M. Lipset, M. A. Trow and J. S. Coleman, Union Democracy, (Free Press, Glencoe, 1956).Google Scholar
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    Bernard Karsh and Jack London, ‘The locus of union control’, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 68 (1954), 415–36.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    G. S. Bain, The Growth of White Collar Unionism, (Oxford University Press, 1970).Google Scholar
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    Milton Friedman, From Galbraith to Economic Freedom, (Institute of Economic Affairs, London, 1977).Google Scholar

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© B. J. McCormick 1979

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