Eric Parker, and Joel Rogers. “Building the High Road in Metro Areas: Sectoral Training and Employment Projects”. Rekindling the Movement: Labor’s Quest for Relevance in the 21st Century, Cornell University, ILR Press, 2001, pp. 256-72.
This chapter discusses the need for unions to take explicit leadership in in the restructuring process of the “high road”- a road of new technologies, work systems, and skills, and to bargain over the resulting gains. The authors assert that labor-led sectoral training and employment projects are just one type of initiative that can help improve worker performance.