Economic Development and the Labour Movement
The history of organized labour movements covers now about a century and a half or more. During that period various types of labour movements have appeared on the stage of history. Many have come and gone: highly political movements with heavy ideological commitments, bread-and-butter unions refusing to be involved in social reform movements, organizations committed to national liberation and rapid industrialization, others endeavouring to combine practical day-by-day activities with dedication to a long-run social ideal, etc. No type seems to be guaranteed survival; none is doomed from the outset. A few have survived as they were at the origins. Others, perhaps most, have changed their character with the passage of time.
KeywordsLabour Market Labour Force Political Action Trade Union Collective Bargaining
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