The paper discusses possible exit strategies to the crisis trade unions in Western countries are suffering since some decades. Looking at the different "power resources" trade unions rely on, we present strategic options based on strengthening trade unions’ institutional position and their external recognition, and discuss their shortcomings. We then argue that the only way for overcoming this crisis is to strengthen trade unions’ autonomous power resources, by organising unorganised segments of the workforce and constructing alliances with other social actors.
Keywords: Trade Union Crisis, Renewal, Organising
Jel Code: J51