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Det fackliga medlemsraset i Sverige under 2007 och 2008

Kjellberg, Anders LU (2009) In Arbetsmarknad & arbetsliv 15(2). p.11-28
Abstract (Swedish)
Den fackliga organisationsgraden är fortfarande mycket hög i Sverige. Sedan de svenska a-kasseavgifterna höjts kraftigt 2007 inträffade ett fackligt medlemsras utan motsvarighet i Sveriges moderna historia. Arbetsgivarnas organisationsgrad (definierad som andelen löntagare i företag och förvaltningar som tillhör en arbetsgivarorganisation) är numera betydligt högre än löntagarnas. Artikeln redovisar nedgången i facklig anslutning för olika grupper och varför det inte var svårt att förutse medlemsraset. Vidare behandlas de av regeringen uppgivna motiven för den radikala förändringen av a-kassornas finansiering.
Abstract
Union density still is very high in Sweden. The considerably raised fees to union unemployment funds made by the centre-right government in January 2007 have caused a fall of union density of a magnitude quite unique in modern Swedish history: from 77% in 2006 to 71% in 2008 (annual averages; full-time students working part-time excluded). In private sector union density declined from 71% in 2006 to 65% in 2008. In the same period density of employers' associations increased from 77% to 80% (the share of workers in firms affiliated to employers' associations). As a result Swedish employers now are considerably better organised than the workers. That was not the case as late as in the year 2000 when private sector union density was 75% and... (More)
Union density still is very high in Sweden. The considerably raised fees to union unemployment funds made by the centre-right government in January 2007 have caused a fall of union density of a magnitude quite unique in modern Swedish history: from 77% in 2006 to 71% in 2008 (annual averages; full-time students working part-time excluded). In private sector union density declined from 71% in 2006 to 65% in 2008. In the same period density of employers' associations increased from 77% to 80% (the share of workers in firms affiliated to employers' associations). As a result Swedish employers now are considerably better organised than the workers. That was not the case as late as in the year 2000 when private sector union density was 75% and density of employers' organisations 74% (private sector). Blue-collar unions were exposed to the largest losses (in general fees of blue-collar unemployment funds were raised more than those of white-collar funds). In 2008 union density of white-collar workers was somewhat higher (72%) than among blue-collar workers (71%). Between 2005 and 2007 the coverage of collective agreements declined from 94% to 91% (in private sector from 90% to 87%). (Less)
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arbetsgivarna, medlemsras, Saco, LO, organisationsgrad, a-kasseavgift, svenska modellen, medlemsutveckling, Handelsanställdas förbund, facklig organisationsgrad, arbetare, IF Metall, trade union, a-kassa, Kommunal, union density, kollektivavtal, medlemsavgift, täckningsgrad, Svenskt Näringsliv, arbetsgivarorganisation, fackförening, TCO, Hotell & Restaurang, arbetslöshetsförsäkring, polarisering, arbetslöshetskassa, facklig organisation, employers' associations, facklig anslutning, tjänstemän, medlemsras, organisationsgrad, fackförening, a-kassa, LO, TCO, Saco, medlemskap
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Arbetsmarknad & arbetsliv
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15
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18 pages
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Arbetsmarknadsstyrelsen och Arbetslivsinstitutet
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Union Density in a Global Perspective
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  language     = {swe},
  number       = {2},
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  publisher    = {Arbetsmarknadsstyrelsen och Arbetslivsinstitutet},
  series       = {Arbetsmarknad & arbetsliv},
  title        = {Det fackliga medlemsraset i Sverige under 2007 och 2008},
  volume       = {15},
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