at the fringes of the union, the union in the fringes: democratisation, decommodification, and decarbonization amid possible alliances and new practices

Author/s Marco Marrone, Paolo Borghi
Publishing Year 2023 Issue 2023/2 Language Italian
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This paper reflects on the economic, social and environmental challenges that trade unions face nowadays. These means for trade unions to look to the margins of their traditional field of action and to measure themselves with new discourses, practices and alliances. However, it is precisely in contexts such as digital platforms, housing policies or industrial crisis, where trade unions are pushed to intertwin new actors and experiment new practices, that the most promising directions for organisation renewal emerge. Rather than seeking new formulas fostering a “2.0 union”, what seems necessary is, therefore, to translate these experiments into organisational learning, a field where difficulties remain. The research aims to answer the following questions: in which contexts novel forms of alli- ance and action are being tested? What are the potentials and limits of these experimental approaches? How can these experiences contribute to organisational learning for unions fos- tering a renovation of the industrial relations system?

Keywords: Democratise, Decommodify, Decarbonise, Alliances, Practices, Organisational Learning

Jel codes: J50, J51

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