Soviet Trade Unions: Their Development in the 1970s by Blair A. RubleSoviet Trade Unions: Their Development in the 1970s by Blair A. Ruble

Soviet Trade Unions: Their Development in the 1970s

byBlair A. Ruble

Paperback | December 3, 2009

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This book, first published in 1981, represents a systematic attempt to describe and analyse the evolution of Soviet trade union organisations. It examines union activities both at the national level and on the shop floor. The main focus is on the development and workings of the Soviet trade unions, but their history throughout the Soviet period is also covered. Soviet trade unions were an important component in Stalin's system of rigid control over workers. Beginning with Khrushchev, party leaders sought to dismantle a system rooted in terror while seeking alternative ways to ensure compliance with civil authority. Yet no such way has been found to establish a sense of trust between managers and workers as a basis for such compliance. The question then arises of whose interest Soviet trade union organisations serve - that of the state or that of the workers? In analysing these relationships - especially the relationship between production concerns and worker welfare - Soviet Trade Unions focuses on the nature of change and continuity in Soviet labour relations.
Title:Soviet Trade Unions: Their Development in the 1970sFormat:PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.47 inPublished:December 3, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052112445X

ISBN - 13:9780521124454


Table of Contents

List of tables and figures; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Soviet trade union development: 1917-1956; 2. Soviet trade union development: 1957-1980; 3. Union-management-Party relations at the plant; 4. The legal and social rights of Soviet workers; 5. Do workers participate in Soviet management?; 6. Patterns of union behaviour; 7. The international activities of Soviet trade unions; Conclusion; Notes; Classified bibliography; Index.