Karger, Howard (2008). Unions. In Terry Mizrahi and Larry E. Davis (Ed.), Encyclopedia of social work 20 ed. (pp. 308-311) New York, USA: NASW Press.

Author Karger, Howard
Title of chapter Unions
Title of book Encyclopedia of social work
Place of Publication New York, USA
Publisher NASW Press
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Chapter in reference work, encyclopaedia, manual or handbook
Year available 2008
Edition 20
Editor Terry Mizrahi
Larry E. Davis
Start page 308
End page 311
Total pages 4
Language eng
Subjects 370200 Social Work
1607 Social Work
Abstract/Summary This entry deals with the goals and tensions between professionalism and social work unionization. This entry addresses obstacles to the unionization of social workers, such as the mixed messages about unionization inherent in National Association of Social Workers' Code of Ethics, the incipient antiunion sentiment within social work (which partly explains the dearth of social work strikes when compared with teacher's strikes), the impact of privatized social services on unionization, and the chilling effects of a business union perspective on professional issues that concern social workers. The entry calls for a fusion between union and professional concerns.
Keyword Labour unions
Social workers
Social services
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Created: Mon, 30 Nov 2009, 19:04:33 EST by Professor Howard Karger on behalf of Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences