Between Bargaining and Politics: An Introduction to European Labor Relations

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996 - Business & Economics - 165 pages
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This text provides an overview and concise introduction to labor relations in Europe. The author seeks to transcend nationalism in labor relations by focusing his discussion and analysis on the continent as a whole and on groups of countries. The national focus is to some extent given up, not for a concentration on differences within nations, but in favor of a discussion of common European developments. European labor relations have a number of basic features in common, not only in collective bargaining and conflict, but also in worker participation and in the role of national governments. And, in a number of ways, these features are strikingly different from the labor relations model seen in the United States. The text, therefore, offers an illuminating analysis of commonalities and differences within European labor relations, as well as between the United States and Europe.

 

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Contents

Corporatism
1
CORPORATISM
3
PRECONDITIONS FOR CORPORATISM
5
TYPES OF CORPORATISM
7
TRIPARTISM AND PEAKLEVEL TALKS IN THE LARGER COUNTRIES
9
Trade Unions Employers Parties and Politics
13
INDUSTRIAL UNIONS ON THE CONTINENT
15
UNIONPARTY RELATIONS
18
UNION REPRESENTATION AND WORKS COUNCILS IN GERMANIC EUROPE
85
UNION REPRESENTATION AND WORKS COUNCILS IN LATIN EUROPE
87
CODETERMINATION
89
From Sector Uniformity to Enterprise Diversity
91
THE EXAMPLE OF THE 1980s and 1990s
93
THE RISE OF THE LOCAL UNION
96
THE DECENTRALIZATION OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
97
EMPLOYEE PART1C1PAT1ON IN THE 1990s
100

EMPLOYERS ASSOCIATIONS
22
UNIONS EMPLOYERS AND POLITICS
25
A Short History
31
THE EMERGENCE OF SOCIAL DEMOCRACY
33
THE RISE OF COMMUNISM
38
CRISIS WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION
39
THE GOLDEN SIXTIES
41
CENTRAL EUROPE UNDER COMMUNISM
42
Labor Relations and Politics in the 1990s
45
THE ECONOMY AND THE GOVERNMENT
50
THE END OF DICTATORSHIP AND THE DEMISE OF COMMUNISM IN LATIN EUROPE
53
NEW LABOR RELATIONS IN CENTRAL EUROPE
55
NEW ISSUES AND NEW POLITICS
57
Collective Bargaining and Conflict
63
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND CONFLICT IN THE BRITISH MODEL
65
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND CONFLICT IN GERMANIC EUROPE
66
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND CONFLICT IN LATIN EUROPE
69
NATIONAL BARGAINING
72
STATUTORY WAGE POLICIES
73
THE PUBLIC SECTOR
75
Worker Participation in the Enterprise
79
TRADE UNION REPRESENTATION WITHIN THE ENTERPRISE
83
Labor Conditions in Europe
103
WORKING TIME
107
FROM HEALTH AND SAFETY TO WORK ENVIRONMENT
109
SOCIAL SECURITY AND THE EUROPEAN WELFARE STATE
110
EMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYMENT PROTECTION
112
The European Union
115
TRADE UNIONS AND EMPLOYERS
118
THE EU IMPACT ON LABOR CONDITIONS
120
EUROPEAN WORKS COUNCILS
123
CONVERGENCE OR DIVERGENCE?
125
Five Pairs of Nations
127
BELGIUM AND HOLLAND
130
AUSTRIA AND SWITZERLAND
132
PORTUGAL AND SPAIN
135
A Summary in American Terms
141
EMPLOYERUNION CONTACTS
144
WORKER PARTICIPATION
146
THE EUROPEAN WELFARE STATE
147
Bibliography
149
Index
161
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About the author (1996)

HANS SLOMP is Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the Catholic University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands. He is the author of Labor Relations in Europe: A History of Issues and Developments (Greenwood, 1990).

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