Challenging the trade union agenda: migrants' interest representation and German trade unions in Hamburg in the 1970s and 1980s

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dc.contributor.authorCarstensen, Anne Lisa
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T15:59:26Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T15:59:26Z-
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn0023656X
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/3929-
dc.description.abstractIn the 1970s and 1980s, important transitions took place in Germany in both migration and labor market policies. The so-called recruitment of `guest-workers' came to an end, and the patterns of cross-border movement changed significantly - and with them the ways unions as well as migrant organizations articulated their political claims. Taking these aspects into account, I examine union strategies concerning migrant workers' interests. I discuss how migration challenged and changed the agenda of local trade unions in terms of content and processes. This paper puts forth the hypothesis that local trade union organizations could react to such challenges by broadening or narrowing their agenda. I draw on material gained from empirical research on trade unions and migrant organizations in Hamburg. Analyzing insights from qualitative interviews and primary sources, I discuss trade union activities regarding the inclusion of migrants, collective bargaining, and labor market policies, as well as migrants' access to social and political rights. I also present initiatives against racism both within and outside of trade unions.
dc.description.sponsorshipHans Bockler Foundation; This article is based on results from a research project entitled `Interest Representation -Cooperation -Conflict: On the Relation between Migrant Organizations and Trade Unions in Western Germany (1970s and 1980s)', funded by the Hans Bockler Foundation between 2017 and 2019.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
dc.relation.ispartofLABOR HISTORY
dc.subjectBusiness & Economics
dc.subjectHistory
dc.subjectHistory Of Social Sciences
dc.subjectIndustrial Relations & Labor
dc.subjectLabor migration
dc.subjectmigrant organizations
dc.subjectracism
dc.subjectSocial Sciences - Other Topics
dc.subjecttrade unions
dc.titleChallenging the trade union agenda: migrants' interest representation and German trade unions in Hamburg in the 1970s and 1980s
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/0023656X.2020.1867834
dc.identifier.isiISI:000605383100001
dc.description.volume62
dc.description.issue1
dc.description.startpage23
dc.description.endpage40
dc.identifier.eissn14699702
dc.publisher.place2-4 PARK SQUARE, MILTON PARK, ABINGDON OX14 4RN, OXON, ENGLAND
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationLabor Hist.
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