European Labor Unions (Google eBook)

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Joan Campbell
Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 1992 - History - 648 pages
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European Labor Unions provides a picture of the evolution of trade unionism in Europe. It includes 31 national chapters representing all European countries at the time the book was planned in 1988, with the exceptiuon of Andorra, Liechtenstein, and Monaco, but including such countries as Turkey, Iceland, and Yugoslavia. Additionally, there is a chapter on European regional organizations. The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 inaugurated a period of uncertainty in Central and Eastern Europe that has involved dramatic changes in national boundaries. Rather than attempting to adapt to a process that showed no sign of stabilizing, it was decided to retain the volume's original chapter structure, while encouraging the authors writing about the affected regions to explore the initial implications of these momentous changes for the trade union movement. European Labor Unions summarizes a great deal of information, much of it not previously available in English. In addition, it contains the first scholarly account of certain labor organizations in any language. Although coverage is selective, the country chapters generally include profiles of all important national trade union federations and confederations, and of individual unions representing the most significant ideological and political variants, as well as some of the major national occupational sectors. Both defunct and existing organizations are included. Efforts have also been made to discuss and, where possible, to illustrate developments affecting white-collar workers, women, and religious or national minorities. The volume concludes with an appendix of chronologies and a fully cross-referenced index.
  

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Contents

Albania
1
Austria
13
Belgium
27
Bulgaria
39
Cyprus
53
Czech and Slovak Federal Republic
67
Denmark
87
Finland
101
Malta
291
The Netherlands
305
Norway
323
Poland
341
Portugal
357
Romania
373
Soviet Union
381
Spain
401

France
119
Germany to 1945
149
Federal Republic of Germany
167
German Democratic Republic
185
Greece
197
Hungary
215
Iceland
231
Ireland
239
Italy
253
Luxembourg
271
Sweden
429
Switzerland
445
Turkey
463
United Kingdom
481
Yugoslavia
515
European Regional Organizations
527
Country Chronologies
545
Index
595
About the Editor and Contributors
643
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About the author (1992)

JOAN CAMPBELL is adjunct associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Toronto.

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