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Trabajo y sociedad

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SANTELLA, Agustín. Industrial relations and hegemonic despotism in the Argentinean automotive industry during 1990s. Trab. soc. [online]. 2012, n.19. ISSN 1514-6871.

In the theory of "factory regimes" of Michael Burawoy, the process of production is not reduced to the labor process, but includes "political apparatuses which reproduce those relations of the labor process through the regulation of struggles". We intend to show a case in that the automotive corporations make informal and formal agreements with shop floor trade union organizations, transferring some control functions as a labor control guarantee. This essay is proposed to stress the importance of shop floor trade unions organizations in different historical contexts and in the period of trade union adaptation to market reforms. We present some research results on original and secondary sources about worker mobilization of automotive industry in Argentina between 1986 and 2006.

Keywords : Hegemony; Trade union; Industrial relations; Neoliberalism.

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