Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125569
Authors: 
Bachmann, Ronald
Henssler, Martin
Schmidt, Christoph M.
Talmann, Anna
Year of Publication: 
2012
Citation: 
[Journal:] Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftspolitik [ISSN:] 0721-3808 [Volume:] 61 [Year:] 2012 [Issue:] 2 [Pages:] 135-151
Abstract (Translated): 
As a consequence of a ruling of the Federal Labour Court in 2010, the German labour market entered a new regime, allowing multiple unions to operate in the same firm. This alteration has instigated an intense debate about its possible consequences for labour relations. We examine the conceptual and empirical basis for this concern. Our analysis does not lead us to expect an important increase neither in the foundation of occupational unions nor in strike activities. We therefore argue that multi-unionism should be viewed as a natural feature of German industrial relations.
Subjects: 
multi-unionism
trade unions
strike
JEL: 
J53
J52
J31
Document Type: 
Article

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