Weitz, Peter R.
January 1975
Industrial & Labor Relations Review;Jan75, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p226
Academic Journal
This article focuses on labor and politics in Italy. In the last decade, there has been a dramatic change in the political goals and strategy of the Italian labor movement. The two major national labor confederations, previously tied closely to the strategies of competing political parties, have broken their partisan ties and have developed joint economic and political goals among themselves. These goals have become part of a common labor strategy. These developments should not be interpreted as a new form of syndicalism. Syndicalism advocates direct revolutionary action to break the authority of the state and to change authority relations at the work place. The new labor strategy in Italy, however, is not revolutionary, nor is it antagonistic to political parties. On the contrary, the confederations seek alliances with political parties and other groups to attain labor's goals. The Italian labor movement has been political throughout the years since 1947. Its leaders have been active in political parties, and the confederations have developed positions on virtually all issues subject to legislative consideration.


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