Beyond Wages and Working Conditions: A Conceptualization of Labor Union Social Responsibility [Book Review]
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Business Ethics 95 (1):129 - 143 (2010)
This article integrates theory and concepts from the business and society, business ethics, and labor relations literatures to offer a conceptualization of labor union social responsibility that includes activities geared toward three primary objectives: economic equity, workplace democracy, and social justice. Economic, workplace, and social labor union stakeholders are identified, likely issues are highlighted, and the implications of labor union social responsibility for labor union strategy are discussed. It is noted that, given the breadth of labor unions in a global work environment, labor union social responsibility also has implications for NGOs, corporations, and how corporate social responsibility is viewed going forward. This article concludes by noting that the nexus of labor relations and corporate social responsibility warrants more attention in management and labor relations literatures
|Keywords||labor unions corporate social responsibility social responsibility|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Charles J. Fombrun, Naomi A. Gardberg & Michael L. Barnett (2000). Opportunity Platforms and Safety Nets: Corporate Citizenship and Reputational Risk. Business and Society Review 105 (1):85-106.
Dima Jamali & Tamar Keshishian (2009). Uneasy Alliances: Lessons Learned From Partnerships Between Businesses and Ngos in the Context of Csr. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 84 (2):277 - 295.
Sean Valentine & Gary Fleischman (2008). Ethics Programs, Perceived Corporate Social Responsibility and Job Satisfaction. Journal of Business Ethics 77 (2):159 - 172.
Manuel Velasquez (1996). Why Ethics Matters: A Defense of Ethics in Business Organizations. Business Ethics Quarterly 6 (2):201.
Citations of this work BETA
Nikas Egels-Zandén & Peter Hyllman (2011). Differences in Organizing Between Unions and NGOs: Conflict and Cooperation Among Swedish Unions and NGOs. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 101 (2):249 - 261.
Similar books and articles
Rodney Stevenson (2003). Exploring the Ethics and Economics of Global Labor Standards. Business Ethics Quarterly 13 (2):193-220.
Marty Stuebs & Li Sun (2010). Business Reputation and Labor Efficiency, Productivity, and Cost. Journal of Business Ethics 96 (2):265 - 283.
Marsha A. Dickson & Molly Eckman (2008). Media Portrayal of Voluntary Public Reporting About Corporate Social Responsibility Performance: Does Coverage Encourage or Discourage Ethical Management? [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 83 (4):725 - 743.
Douglas M. McCabe (2000). Global Labor and Worksite Standards: A Strategic Ethical Analysis of Shareholder Employee Relations Resolutions. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 23 (1):101 - 110.
Ian Maitland (2005). Corporate Codes of Conduct. International Corporate Responsibility Series 2:65-78.
Xiaomin Yu (2008). Impacts of Corporate Code of Conduct on Labor Standards: A Case Study of Reebok's Athletic Footwear Supplier Factory in China. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 81 (3):513 - 529.
Richard Marens (2004). Waiting for the North to Rise: Revisiting Barber and Rifkin After a Generation of Union Financial Activism in the U.S. Journal of Business Ethics 52 (1):109-123.
Elias L. Khalil (1990). Rationality and Social Labor in Marx. Critical Review 4 (1-2):239-265.
Lutz Preuss (2008). Labor Unions and CSR. Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 19:229-235.
Robert S. Adler & William J. Bigoness (1992). Contemporary Ethical Issues in Labor-Management Relations. Journal of Business Ethics 11 (5-6):351-360.
Added to index2009-12-21
Total downloads69 ( #19,516 of 1,096,517 )
Recent downloads (6 months)8 ( #23,036 of 1,096,517 )
How can I increase my downloads?