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[Excerpt] Established institutions that serve the interests of white-collar workers find themselves at a critical juncture. On the one hand they can foresee the potential to augment membership and influence. On the other hand, they confront the reality of reconfigured labor markets. Growth (and indeed survival) is contingent upon being able to adapt to the changing needs and interests of professional and technical workers. The combination of technological advances and alterations in the functioning of white-collar markets suggests strategic reconceptualization and institutional transformation. This chapter explores the attitudes of professional and technical workers toward their jobs and labor market organizations in search of information relevant to institutional transformation.


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Hurd, R. W. & Bunge, J. (2004). Unionization of professional and technical workers: The labor market and institutional transformation [Electronic version]. In R. B. Freeman, J. Hersch & L. Mishel (Eds.), Emerging labor market institutions for the 21st century (179-206). Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press for the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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