Militant partnership: a radical pluralist analysis of workforce dialectics

Source: Tony Dundon, Tony Dobbins, Work Employment & Society, Published online before print March 9, 2015

From the abstract:
The sociological understandings of both cooperation and resistance at work are complex. This article contributes to knowledge about dialectic tensions concerning both collaborative and conflictual workforce orientations in the context of a ‘pre-arranged’ union-management partnership agreement. It reports unofficial workforce militancy in opposition to both management and union policy regarding a socially constructed cooperative work regime. The article advances a ‘radical pluralist’ analysis to understand the formation of worker interests and attendant workforce orientations within capitalism.