Union Organizing in California: Challenges and Opportunities

Carol Zabin, Katie Quanand Linda Delp
The State of California Labor 2001

Zabin, Carol, Katie Quan, and Linda Delp (2001). Union Organizing in California: Challenges and Opportunities. In Paul Ong and James Lincoln, eds., State of California Labor 2001. Los Angeles: UC Institutes of Industrial Relations.

This book chapter describes the current state of unionization in California, painting a picture of union membership in the state using available quantitative data. The article then turns to an analysis of the emerging strategies California unions are using as they attempt to rebuild and grow, documenting new directions and innovative practices.