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Labor, Globalization and Inequality: Are Trade Unions Still Redistributive?

Comparing European Workers Part B: Policies and Institutions

ISBN: 978-0-85724-931-9, eISBN: 978-0-85724-932-6

ISSN: 0277-2833

Publication date: 19 June 2011

Abstract

Practical implications – Union attempts at equalizing incomes by compressing market earnings seem ineffective and impractical in the current day and age. Unions should seek to increase the workers’ skill levels and promote an egalitarian transformation of the workplace. This type of “supply-side” egalitarianism is not a new strategy for unions, but is very much embedded in the unions’ DNA.

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Baccaro, L. (2011), "Labor, Globalization and Inequality: Are Trade Unions Still Redistributive?", Brady, D. (Ed.) Comparing European Workers Part B: Policies and Institutions (Research in the Sociology of Work, Vol. 22 Part 2), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 213-285. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0277-2833(2011)000022B010

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