What are unions for? The changing role of trade unions in modern economies
Autoría: Anke Hassel
Even though the financial crisis has strong negative effects for the labour market, trade unions have not gained support. Globalization, the service economy and the new orientation of the centre-left have contributed to the marginalization of trade unions worldwide. Trade unions as forces for social justice in a highly insecure and unjust environment have to shift towards a more comprehensive approach including supply side policies and addressing the concerns of young people and labour market outsiders in order to stop their demise.