The Transformation of Labor Unions in Eastern Europe: The Case of Bulgaria
Type of Work
Industrial and Labor Relations Review
This paper describes changes in trade unions in Bulgaria, where a fundamental shift away from the old communist union model is in progress. The author discusses the emergence of plural unionism, changes in the structure and functions of unions, and changing relationships between unions and political parties. These developments, he concludes, demonstrate that it is possible for unions formerly under strong centralized state control to implement effective labor reforms and to contribute to broader social reforms. Moreover, the author views this transformation in Bulgaria as a lasting one, barring severe political reversals.
JEL Classification: J51, P21
Jones, Derek C., "The Transformation of Labor Unions in Eastern Europe: The Case of Bulgaria" (1992). Hamilton Digital Commons.
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