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Issue No. 32 of iaw Schriftenreihe

This paper examines how the collective bargaining parties of the German metal and electrical industry, Gesamtmetall and IG Metall, portrayed the Corona crisis in the public sphere. The empirical basis consists of press releases, guest contributions by the chairpersons and press interviews. The framing perspective adopted by this study promises to shed light on how the collective bargaining parties assess the social partnership's ability to act and what priorities they set. Social partnership is also coming under increasing pressure in the core areas of the German economic model. This is also reflected in our analysis: While at first glance there is a coalition of interests in the description of the crisis and the call for state aid to support the economy and safeguard employees, this is characterized by a strong imbalance. It is not just a matter of purely strategic cooperation on specific issues.
The employer-side also insists on wage restraint and leaves unanswered union calls for a more farreaching joint assumption of responsibility. Particularly against the backdrop of further effects of the pandemic on the labor market, this weakens the unions' bargaining power and puts further pressure on the institutional pattern of social partnership.

Hopp, Marvin; Kiess, Johannes; Menz, Wolfgang; Seeliger, Martin, (2022): „Social Partnership Revival“ The Framing of the Covid-19-Crisis in the German metal sector, Erschienen in: Schriftenreihe Institut Arbeit und Wirtschaft Bd. 32 // Download PDF

Together with Prof. Paula-Irene Villa Braslavsky (LMU Munich), our researcher Martin Seeliger interviewed Prof. Judith Butler (UC Berkeley) about the structural change of the public sphere.

The interview will be published at the end of the year in a special issue of Theory, Culture & Society, co-edited by Sebastian Sevignani and Martin Seeliger. This will include texts by Douglas Kellner, Donatella Della Porta, Nancy Fraser, and Jürgen Habermas, among others.

Link to the interview


Contact:
PD Dr. Martin Seeliger
FVG / Wiener Str. 9
28359 Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218-61711
E-Mail: seeliger@uni-bremen.de

We welcome PD Dr. Martin Seeliger

We are pleased to welcome PD Dr. Martin Seeliger as the new Head of Department I „Transformation of the Work Society" on August 1st. Mr. Seeliger is a sociologist and studied at the Ruhr University in Bochum. His doctorate on “Social Construction of Organized Interests. Trade Union Policy in the Process of European Integration” was written at the Max Planck Institute for Social Research in Cologne. The topic of his recently completed habilitation is 'Negotiated Globalization'. In addition, Martin Seeliger has researched and published intensively on collective bargaining policy and collective labor relations, including economic crises and digitalization.
 
After various positions in Jena, Flensburg, Lüneburg and most recently in Hamburg, he is now coming to iaw. Here he will, among other things, work on a project on the subject of “Paradoxes of the EU Free Movement of Persons. Preference formation processes for and against European integration ”, funded by the DFG, in cooperation with Christof Roos from the University of Flensburg. Further research focuses are the institutional change of political economies and the structural change of the public.
Issue 35 of the series Work and Economy in Bremen

Zenz, Cora; Becke, Guido, 2021: Gemeinsam stärker! Betriebliche Unterstützungs-strukturen für Beschäftigte in der Langzeitpflege, Arbeitnehmerkammer Bremen (Hg.), Reihe Arbeit und Wirtschaft in Bremen 35/2021, Bremen: Arbeitnehmerkammer Bremen / Download

We congratulate Dr. Günter Warsewa for appointment as honorary professor at the University of Bremen in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Environment.

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Issue 32 of the series Work and Economy in Bremen

Böhme, René, 2021: Vereinbarkeit von Familie und Beruf bei atypischen Arbeitszeiten. Balanceakt zwischen familiären und erwerbsbezogenen Anforderungen, Arbeitnehmerkammer Bremen (Hg.), Reihe Arbeit und Wirtschaft in Bremen 32/2021, Arbeitnehmerkammer Bremen.

- HWWI Policy Paper 128 -

The new study "Structural upheaval caused by COVID-19: Implications for innovation policy in the state of Bremen" („Struktureller Umbruch durch COVID-19: Implikationen für die Innovationspolitik im Land Bremen) was devoted to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for the state of Bremen.


Contact:
Prof. Dr. Rudolf Hickel
Dr. Guido Nischwitz
FVG / Wiener Str. 9
28359 Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218-61735
E-Mail: gnischwitz@uni-bremen.de

This book goes beyond traditional minimum wage research to investigate the interplay between different country and sectoral institutional settings and actors’ strategies in the field of minimum wage policies.

This book goes beyond traditional minimum wage research to investigate the interplay between different country and sectoral institutional settings and actors’ strategies in the field of minimum wage policies.

Issue 34 of the series Work and Economy in Bremen

 
Nischwitz, Guido; Chojnowski, Patrick; Bestenbostel, Martin von (2021): Urbane Produktion für eine Produktive Stadt Bremen. Eine Chance für mehr Beschäftigung? Institut Arbeit und Wirtschaft; Arbeitnehmerkammer Bremen (Hg.), Reihe Arbeit und Wirtschaft in Bremen, Ausgabe 34/ März 2021
In: International Labour Review

This Special Issueaimsto enrich the discussion on individual employment reregulation introducing the concept of legal segmentation in a global perspective. By distinguishing between standard-setting, privileging and equalizing functions of employment law, the articles in this Special Issue determine its exclusive or inclusive role in labour-markets. This article relies on a new database wehave created allowing the clustering of countries along types of legal segmentation worldwide. It presentsthe methodology and first findings. Moreover, this Special Issue draws on regional studies of EU-countries, Latin-America, Southern Africa and Asia and thematic studies on the legal impact of colonialism and ILO norm-building. Thisarticle and the Special Issue end up with political propositions on howto support the creation and enforcement of inclusive rules protecting all working people around the world.

Mückenberger, Ulrich; Dingeldey, Irene, 2022: Introduction: Worldwide Patterns of Legal Segmentation in Employment Laws, in: International Labour Review / https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/ilr.12355