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In these times national unions seem to be out of breath under the wave of globalization, on which multinational firms surf quite well. But this is a false perception nowadays, when global unions begin to appear everywhere discussing, orienting and bargaining with their counterparts. The essay reflects about several types of unions’ intervention in the global scenario: international coordination of a global counterpart; transnational solidarity; incorporation to a judicial solution; transnational collective bargaining; and transnational mediation and arbitration. All five types of activities become presented under a significant case, not always finished with a unions victory.


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© Thomson Reuters. Final version published as: Ojeda-Avilés, A. (2014). Las funciones del sindicato en un mundo globalizado. In L. E. de la Villa Gil, & I. Garcia-Perrote Escartín (Eds.), Los sindicatos: Homenaje al profesor Don Jaime Montalvo Correa con motivo de su jubilación (pp. 269-295). Valladolid, Spain: Lex Nova.

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