Transnational solidarity or conflict? Trade unions and neo-liberal restructuring in Europe.
Bieler, Andreas (2008) Transnational solidarity or conflict? Trade unions and neo-liberal restructuring in Europe. In: Society and Free Trade in a Global World, 21 and 22 February 2008, Barcelona, Spain. (Unpublished)
It is frequently argued that European trade unions have been co-opted into the neo-liberal restructuring of the European social relations of production. The purpose of this paper is twofold: First, it will be assessed whether this allegation is actually justified. Second, the paper will review concrete examples of trade union cooperation opposed to neo-liberal restructuring on the one hand, as well as outline several areas of tensions within the
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