What is it about?
This article analyses variation in the use of temporary labour based on a comparison of two plants of the same US automotive multinational corporation, one in Italy and the other in the United States. We argue that differences in the use of temporary labour are explained by union capacities to make trade-offs between alternative forms of flexibility as well as trade-offs in the protection of internal and external groups of workers.
Why is it important?
We show that union resources influence not only the ways in which temporary workers are used but also bargaining outcomes — including employment conditions —benefiting them at the workplaces.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr. Andrea Signoretti, Professor Valeria VP Pulignano, and Andrea Signoretti