Union conceptions of employees' interests in a changing Europe: Dilemmas and prospects
UNSPECIFIED (1998) Union conceptions of employees' interests in a changing Europe: Dilemmas and prospects. SOCIOLOGIE DU TRAVAIL, 40 (2). pp. 129-149. ISSN 0038-0296Full text not available from this repository.
For several years now, debate has been waged about modernizing labor unions. What new conceptions of employees' interests can the unions work out as the workforce is diversifying, egalitarian norms are wearing thin, economies are being globalized and the law of the marketplace is tightening its hold? By referring to the labor movement's history, three questions are raised that call out for answers. Whose interests do the unions represent? How are these interests classified by order of priority? What organizational solutions can be imagined for satisfying them? By exposing these problems, it is shown that the quest for solidarity a never achieved goal, has always been contradictory for the labor movement. Given that the achievements from past struggles are coming under attack given the risk of solutions being reduced to microcompromises, given that losers and winners are ever more visibly distinguished, new approaches are suggested for the unions to explore in the quest to build other forms of solidarity.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||SOCIOLOGIE DU TRAVAIL|
|Number of Pages:||21|
|Page Range:||pp. 129-149|
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