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trade union practices in Germany

The role of trade unions evolved throughout the 20th century. In the U.S. trade unions' position has been eroding since World War II while in Europe and Asia trade unions are still a powerful force. Relationships between management and workers range from cooperation to confrontation.

Research peer-reviewed journals and business and economic magazines to find articles discussing trade union practice in Germany. Explore a hypothetical case of transplanting the German model of management-workers relations to the U.S.

Will this system work in U.S. businesses? What will be consequences for the U.S. economy?

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The role of trade unions evolved throughout the 20th century. In the U.S. trade unions' position has been eroding since World War II while in Europe and Asia trade unions are still a powerful force. Relationships between management and workers range from cooperation to confrontation.

Research peer-reviewed journals and business and economic magazines to find articles discussing trade union practice in Germany. Explore a hypothetical case of transplanting the German model of management-workers relations to the U.S.

Will this system work in U.S. businesses? What will be consequences for the U.S. economy?

The German model is that of co-determination, the company should have a separate supervisory board and just under half of these members should be representatives of workers. Even though the shareholders workers remain ...

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