The centrality of the cognitive component within contemporary value production processes is accompanied by progressive crushing and job humiliation. It also seems quite obvious that the character of objective and subjective cognitive work gives rise to unheard of cultural and social phenomena that traditional theoretical coordinates of modern industrial interpretation struggle to understand. For example, the relationship between work and subjectivity processes today tends to follow even more "unexpected" paths that are on the one hand not predicted and are re-inscribed within the work of new and unique demands for autonomy and social cooperation, whilst on the other are "trapped" by new, widespread and exhausting conditions of exploitation. The future of the union therefore depends on its ability to interpret and respond to new demands for protection and planning of the cognitive worker.
Keywords: Cognitive Labor, Subjectivity, Social Cooperation, Union, Economic and Financial Crisis, Post-Fordism
Jel Code: B500, B510, J500, O310, O330