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Unionism and Workers' Strategies in Capitalist Transformation: The Polish Case Reconsidered

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Mrozowicki, Adam; Hootegem, Geert van

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Abstract This article reassesses recent debates on labour weakness in Central and Eastern Europe after the end of `actually existing socialism', examining the relationship between workers' life strategies and the development of trade unionism in Poland. Biographical interviews with workers reveal three distinct patterns of coping with social change, structural conditions and their relationship to workers' activity in unions. It is suggested that recent signs of union renewal can only be sustained by re-linking the union agenda with the workers' diversified and pragmatized life strategies.
Free Keywords life strategies; Poland; post-communism; trade unions; workers;
Document language English
Publication Year 2008
Page/Pages p. 197-216
Journal European Journal of Industrial Relations, 14 (2008) 2
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0959680108089191
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)