Open Source Unionism: Beyond Exclusive Collective Bargaining

Richard B. Freeman, and Joel Rogers. Open Source Unionism: Beyond Exclusive Collective Bargaining. Working USA, 2002, pp. 8-40.

A report on the benefits of “open source unionism”, unionization that is open to non-majority memberships which makes extensive use of the internet to deliver services to workers. This article describes current union activity heading in this general direction. It asses the legal and administrative feasibility of open source unionism and suggest ways unions could develop it further.

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