What is a Workers’ Referendum for? Evidence from Italy

13 Pages Posted: 10 Nov 2014

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Davide Carbonai

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) - Departamento de Ciências Administrativas

Carlo Drago

University of Rome "Niccolò Cusano"

Date Written: November 9, 2014

Abstract

In July 2007, the Prodi government and representatives of the three main Italian trade union confederations signed a landmark agreement on welfare and economic development. In October, in order to ratify or reject the agreement, the Italian labor movement organized a referendum, i.e. the Workers’ Referendum of 2007, inviting workers, pensioners and the unemployed to assess the agreement. Based on a comprehensive sampling (1,574 interviewees), these research notes provide an analysis of the Workers’ Referendum with regard to both key societal voting features and attitudes toward unions.

Keywords: Union democracy; Workers’ Referendum; Italy; survey research

JEL Classification: J50, J51, J52, J53, C83, C10

Suggested Citation

Carbonai, Davide and Drago, Carlo, What is a Workers’ Referendum for? Evidence from Italy (November 9, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2521005 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2521005

Davide Carbonai

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) - Departamento de Ciências Administrativas ( email )

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Carlo Drago (Contact Author)

University of Rome "Niccolò Cusano" ( email )

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Rome, 00166
Italy

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