Trade union strategies on climate change mitigation: Between opposition, hedging and support

Adrien Thomas, Nadja Dörflinger

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This article aims to provide a better understanding of trade unions’ climate change strategies. Using a qualitative methodology based on an analysis of interviews and documents, the article sets out the three ideal-typical strategies of unions towards climate change mitigation policies: opposition, hedging and support. Our analysis finds that current trade union strategies on climate change are primarily rooted in sectoral interests mediated by union identities and conceptions of union democracy. At a theoretical level, the article contributes to broader debates on interest representation and collective bargaining behaviour by trade unions, in particular to the much-discussed tendency of organized groups to pursue private gains at the expense of common goods.

langue originaleAnglais
Pages (de - à)383-399
Nombre de pages17
journalEuropean Journal of Industrial Relations
Numéro de publication4
Les DOIs
étatPublié - 1 déc. 2020

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