Labor Relations in Other Countries

Labor relations systems vary from country to country because unions mean different things in different countries. In the United States, labor relations involves collective bargaining and labor contracts, but in Sweden and Denmark it involves national wage setting, in Japan it involves enterprise unions that cooperate with company management, in Great Britain it involves union affiliation with the Labour Party, and in Germany it involves union representation on the company’s board of directors.22 Moreover, the shrinking percentage of private-sector employees represented by unions in the United States is not a ...

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