The Ross and Hartman Thesis
ROSS and Hartman assert that the trend towards the withering away of the strike has, on the whole, been most pronounced in Northern Europe; but is also evident to a lesser degree in North America. The main evidence for this conclusion is contained in the two tables below which show: (1) the percentage of union members involved in strikes over three periods of time from 1900 to 1956, and (2) a comparison of the average duration of strikes in the periods 1900–29 and 1948–56. The tables are taken directly from Ross and Hartman; but only include those countries in which the decline in strike activity has been most marked.
KeywordsCollective Bargaining Union Member Industrial Relation Labour Movement Northern European Country
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