Social movement and unionism in France: a case for revitalization?

Le Queux, Stéphane, and Sainsaulleu, Ivan (2010) Social movement and unionism in France: a case for revitalization? Labor Studies Journal, 35 (4). pp. 503-519.

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From the mid-1990s onwards, France has been rocked by ongoing social protests. This article considers whether and how these protests provide a strategic context for the "revitalization" of labor organizations. After providing insights into the French industrial relations system, particular attention is given to three cases: the organizing of unemployed and migrant workers, the alter-globalization movement, and recently established independent trade union Solidaires, Unitaires et Démocratiques, which epitomize emerging forces and contradictions at play. The conclusion reconsiders the revitalization thesis in the light of these cases.

Item ID: 15381
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1538-9758
Keywords: social movement unionism, revitalization, SUD, protest movement, France
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Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2011 03:10
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150306 Industrial Relations @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910401 Industrial Relations @ 100%
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