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Can cross-border bargaining coordination work? Analytical reflections and evidence from the metal industry in Germany and Austria

Funktionieren grenzüberschreitende Tarifverhandlungen? Analytische Reflexionen und Erkenntnisse aus der Metallindustrie in Deutschland und Österreich

Traxler, Franz; Brandl, Bernd; Glassner, Vera; Ludvig, Alice


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Abstract To contain downward pressures on labour standards, Europe's unions have attempted to coordinate their bargaining strategies. Little is known about whether such coordination can actually work. Analytical accounts have deduced its feasibility from national experiences with decentralized forms of coordination, while empirically only anecdotal evidence on its effectiveness is available. This article contributes to the analytical debate by pointing out the different logics of national and transnational bargaining coordination. Empirically, it tests the prospects for cross-border coordination by analyzing how Austrian collective agreements in the metal industry related to their German counterparts from 1969 to 2003. We conclude by discussing the implications for EU-level bargaining coordination.
Klassifikation Europapolitik; Einkommenspolitik, Lohnpolitik, Tarifpolitik, Vermögenspolitik
Freie Schlagwörter collective bargaining; European monetary union; Europeanization; pattern bargaining; transnational bargaining coordination
Sprache Dokument Englisch
Publikationsjahr 2008
Seitenangabe S. 217-237
Zeitschriftentitel European Journal of Industrial Relations, 14 (2008) 2
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0959680108089192
Status Postprint; begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Lizenz PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)