The ailing DGB celebrates its 50th anniversary. Anniversary and hopes for the future of solidarity
"Turbulent times" The DGB proclaims that it was the 50th. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of its founding, which took place on. October 1949 in Munich. The "The future of solidarity" is what the DGB wants to see in the "Elbow Society" The future of the trade unions in Germany and elsewhere looks bleak, however, because membership is declining everywhere in the wake of globalization and the implementation of the new economy. Unions are having a particularly hard time in the new IT technology sectors.
The situation is even more dramatic in the U.S., which is why the largest American union, the AFL-CIO, is holding a meeting to discuss how to proceed in the future. A program has already been decided to network members through favorable offers and their own portals, which it is hoped will not only lead to better organization, but also make employees in the IT industry more likely to leave the union.