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Industrial relations after Pinochet : firm level unionism and collective bargaining outcomes in Chile /
Indira Palacios-Valladares.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Peter Lang, c2011.
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xvii, 250 : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
3034301367 (pbk), 9783034301367
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imprint
Oxford ; New York : Peter Lang, c2011.
isbn
3034301367 (pbk)
9783034301367
catalogue key
8335313
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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First Chapter
In recent decades many countries have implemented neoliberal reforms that have had adverse consequences for unions. In Chile this process was particularly sweeping, having occurred under the right-wing dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet. Despite the transition to democracy in 1990, the labor relations system created by the Pinochet regime is still largely in place. Although a number of works have assessed the conditions of unionism in post-dictatorship Chile, little attention has been paid to the firm level, which is where most of the collective bargaining now takes place. This book takes a qualitative approach to examining the dynamics of collective bargaining at the firm level in democratic Chile by investigating the causes of variation in the bargaining outcomes of fifty-three unions in four firms in the banking, manufacturing, retail and telecommunications sectors. It seeks to explain both variation in individual union bargaining outcomes within firms and aggregate differences in outcomes between firms. The book also provides a systematic explanation of the decline of collective bargaining results among Chilean unions in general during the 1990s and early 2000s.
Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tablesp. xi
List of Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. xiii
Preface xv
Introductionp. 1
A Brief Sketch of Chilean Industrial Relationsp. 4
Research Design and Methodologyp. 8
Main Arguments and Book Layoutp. 10
Union Bargaining Decline after the Democratic Transitionp. 15
Trends in Union Bargainingp. 16
Explaining Union Bargaining Declinep. 18
Conclusionsp. 37
Explaining Firm-Level Variation in Union Bargaining Performancep. 39
Collective Bargaining and Powerp. 40
Structural Sources of Bargaining Powerp. 42
The Bargaining Process: Union and Management Strategiesp. 59
A Theoretical Model for Understanding Firm-Level Variation in Union Bargaining Outcomesp. 63
Labor Union Collective Bargaining Outcomes in a Bankp. 67
Overview of the FirmÆs Business Structure and Industrial Relationsp. 68
Union Collective Bargaining Outcomes: Wages and Fringe Benefitsp. 74
Structural Sources of Union Bargaining Powerp. 75
The Bargaining Process in 2003: Union and Management Strategiesp. 79
Conclusionsp. 85
Labor Union Collective Bargaining Outcomes in a Manufacturing Firmp. 87
Overview of the FirmÆs Business Structure and Industrial Relationsp. 88
Union Collective Bargaining Outcomes: Wages and Fringe Benefitsp. 94
Structural Sources of Union Bargaining Powerp. 96
The Bargaining Process in 2003: Union and Management Strategiesp. 105
Conclusionsp. 110
Labor Union Collective Bargaining Outcomes in a Retail Firmp. 113
Overview of the FirmÆs Business Structure and Industrial Relationsp. 114
Union Collective Bargaining Outcomes: Wages and Fringe Benefitsp. 121
Structural Sources of Union Bargaining Powerp. 123
The Bargaining Process in 2001û2003: Union and Management Strategiesp. 129
Conclusionsp. 133
Labor Union Collective Bargaining Outcomes in a Telecomm Firmp. vii
Overview of the FirmÆs Business Structure and Industrial Relationsp. 136
Union Collective Bargaining Outcomes: Wages and Fringe Benefitsp. 141
Structural Sources of Union Bargaining Powerp. 143
The Bargaining Process between 1998 and 2003: Union and Management Strategiesp. 148
Conclusionsp. 153
Labor Union Bargaining Outcomes across Firmsp. viiI
Measuring Labor Union Bargaining Power across Firmsp. 156
Structural Sources of Union Bargaining Powerp. 158
Conclusionsp. 173
Conclusionp. 175
The BookÆs Arguments Revisitedp. 176
Chile in Comparative Perspectivep. 178
Chilean Unions Present and Future: A Research Agendap. 182
List of Interviewsp. 187
National Indicatorsp. 193
Union Profiles at the Time of the Negotiationsp. 199
Union Formal Bargaining Outcomes, 2004p. 211
Referencesp. 221
Indexp. 247
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