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Encyclopedia > IG Metall
IGM
German Metalworkers' Union
Industriegewerkschaft Metall
Members 2.4 million
Country Germany
Affiliation DGB
Key people Jürgen Peters, president
Office location Frankfurt, Germany
Website www.igmetall.de

IG Metall (German: Industriegewerkschaft Metall, "German Metalworkers' Union") is the dominant metalworkers' union in Germany. Analysts of German labor relations consider it a major trend-setter in national bargaining. As a metalworkers' union, it represents workers in the motor vehicle industry. Significantly, IG Metall represents both blue- and white-collar workers. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The German Confederation of Trade Unions (Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund, DGB) is an umbrella organisation (sometimes known as a national trade union center) for eight German trade unions, in total representing more than 7 million people (31 December 2004). ... For other uses, see Frankfurt (disambiguation). ... A trade union or labor union is a continuous association of wage-earners for the purpose of maintaining or improving the conditions of their employment. ... A Boeing employee speaks at an industrial relations rally The field of labor relations looks at the relationship between management and workers, particularly groups of workers represented by a labor union. ...


On April 1, 1998 the Gewerkschaft Textil und Bekleidung (GTB), the trade union of textile and clothing joined IGM.
On January 1, 2000 the Gewerkschaft Holz und Kunststoff (GHK), the trade union of wood and plastics joined IGM. It has been suggested that April Fools Day be merged into this article or section. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


IGM is a member of the German Confederation of Trade Unions (Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund, DGB), the German trade union confederation.
IGM is also a member of some international union umbrella organisations. The German Confederation of Trade Unions (Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund, DGB) is an umbrella organisation (sometimes known as a national trade union center) for eight German trade unions, in total representing more than 7 million people (31 December 2004). ...

Contents

Organisation structure

 IGM consists of 7 Bezirke which are subdivided in Verwaltungstellen: . Bezirk Baden-Württemberg headquarters located in Stuttgart 28 Verwaltungstellen . Bezirk Bayern ( Bavaria ) headquarters located in Munich 21 Verwaltungstellen . Bezirk Berlin-Brandenburg-Sachsen ( Berlin + Brandenburg + Saxony ) headquarters located in Berlin 12 Verwaltungstellen . Bezirk Frankfurt ( Saarland + Rhineland-Palatinate + Hesse + Thuringia ) headquarters located in Frankfurt/Main 27 Verwaltungstellen . Bezirk Küste ( "Küste"= "Sea Coast" ) ( Bremen + Hamburg + Schleswig-Holstein + Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania ) headquarters located in Hamburg 19 Verwaltungstellen . Bezirk Niedersachsen und Sachsen-Anhalt ( Lower Saxony + Saxony-Anhalt ) headquarters located in Hanover 20 Verwaltungstellen . Bezirk Nordrhein-Westfalen ( North Rhine-Westphalia ) headquarters located in Düsseldorf 47 Verwaltungstellen 

Miscellaneous

metall

The IGM magazine metall has existed since 1949.
In 2005 it had a circulation of over 2 million per issue. There are 10 issues per year.


chairmen

 1949-1950: Hans Brümmer, Walter Freitag, Wilhelm Petersen 1950-1952: Hans Brümmer // 2nd chairman: Walter Freitag 1952-1956: Hans Brümmer // 2nd chairman: Otto Brenner 1956-1968: Otto Brenner 1968-1972: Otto Brenner // 2nd chairman: Eugen Loderer 1972-1983: Eugen Loderer // 2nd chairman: Hans Mayr 1983-1986: Hans Mayr // 2nd chairman: Franz Steinkühler 1986-1989: Franz Steinkühler // 2nd chairman: Karl-Heinz Jansen 1989-1993: Franz Steinkühler // 2nd chairman: Klaus Zwickel 1993-1998: Klaus Zwickel // 2nd chairman: Walter Riester 1998-2003: Klaus Zwickel // 2nd chairman: Jürgen Peters 2003- : Jürgen Peters // 2nd chairman: Berthold Huber 

External links

Portal:Organized Labour
Organized Labour Portal
  • German homepage
  • English section of German Homepage
  • http://www.otto-brenner-stiftung.de/englisch.neu/
  • http://samvak.tripod.com/pp141.html - "Recent history and future of IG Metall"
  • http://www.igmetall.de/metall/ - online version of the magazine, in German

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Further reading

  • Thelen, Kathleen. 1993. West European Labor in Transition: Sweden and Germany Compared. World Politics 46, no. 1 (October): 23-49.

 
 

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