Entre o consentimento e a resistência: o sindicato metalúrgicos de São José dos Campos em tempos de desregulação das leis trabalhistas / Between consent and resistance: the Metalworkers Union of São José dos Campos in times of deregulation of the labor legislation


IBICT - Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia




The changes occurred in the 1990s in the labor world with the application of Neo-liberal Policies in Brazil led to the deregulation of labor laws, affecting the organization of workers. The implementation of measures that make labor legislation more flexible creates new tactics for the formation of a workers\ agreement in order to ensure the flexibility of labor relations and growth in capitalism productivity, with further gains by the change in labor relations. This study has as main objective to analyze how relationships are established within changes and the impact and the appropriation of Metalworkers Union of São José dos Campos and the surrounding region in the last years in Brazil. The research will highlight the new setting of labor conditions that have changed the traditional way of negotiating wages, modifying the union demands, the way workers participate in companies, etc. The changes emerge accompanied by a productive restructuring process aimed at increasing the productivity and following the global trend of collective loss of rights, but its application is not established in a passive way, it engenders new codes and tactics of collective negotiation, and several resistance strategies by workers. The Metalworkers Union of São José dos Campos and Region as a specific field for the making of this research is justified because it is one of the pioneers in the trade union resistance to implementing the measures that made labor legislation more flexible in Brazil, besides being located in one of the most important industrial and technological areas of the country. Through semi-structured interviews with union leaders the study seeks to understand how was the process of making the labor laws more flexible, the strategies to build and shape the workers consent on the part of entrepreneurs and the resistance that the union hold against the employer\ s advance.


social conflict working condition sindicalismo unionism condição operária conflito social desregulamentação da legislação trabalhista consent deregulation of the labor legislation consentimento

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