Title

The "limited capital-labor accord": May it rest in peace?

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

8-20-2008

Abstract

This essay takes on a major pillar of the social structures of accumulation (SSA) literature: the "limited capital-labor accord." The accord is shorthand for an industrial relations structure based on job-control, politically conservative unionism, and state-regulated collective bargaining during the period of 1948-1973. Our essay shows how this stylized assumption of industrial relations history has been empirically rejected by labor and business history and industrial relations scholarship since the 1980s. © 2008 Union for Radical Political Economics.

Publication Title

Review of Radical Political Economics

Volume

40

Issue

3

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