Urban labour, voice and legitimacy: economic development and the emergence of community unionism

Graham Symon, Jonathan Crawshaw

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Community unionism has emerged in the past decade as a growing strand of industrial relations research and is influencing trade union strategies for renewal. This article seeks to further develop the concept, while exploring the potential roles for unions in communities subject to projects of urban regeneration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-155
Number of pages16
JournalIndustrial Relations Journal
Issue number2
Early online date20 Feb 2009
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009



  • community unionism
  • industrial relations research
  • trade union strategies
  • urban regeneration

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