Der Streik der Lokführer-Gewerkschaft GDL
Anfang vom Ende des deutschen Systems der industriellen Beziehungen
The authors give an outline of the strike in 2007/08 of the oldest German union, the profeSSIOnal umon of the locomotive drivers GDL. By doing this they analyse the outcome of the strike and the dynamics of the relationship between that professional union GDL, the industrial union transnet and the German Railway Ltd. (DB AG) as pardigmatic for politics of a particularistic organisation (GDL) and politics of an encompassing organisation (transnet). And they put the question whether the upcoming of professional unions in Germany would lead to an erosion of the German system of industrial relations in the future.