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  1. 1945年以降の労働組合の急速な発展
  2. 戦後日本の最初の労働法
  3. 労働ストライキと生産管理
  4. 血のメーデー(1952年5月1日)
  5. 総評(日本労働組合総評議会)の設立
  6. 急進的組合活動の盛衰
  7. 企業別組合
  8. 三池争議
  9. 日本式ストライキ
  10. ストライキ権は誰にあるか
  11. ストライキの種類
  12. 春期労働闘争(春闘)
  13. 企業別組合の労使協調
  14. 国鉄の民営化
  15. 組合組織の合流による「連合」の結成
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Six political leaders shake hands together.
Non-LDP political leaders gather at Rengō headquarters in January, 1990.
Photo from Mainichi Shimbun.
Rengō and the Merger of Japanese Labor Federations
By the mid-1980s, unionized Japanese workers had achieved good job security and comfortable wages, but the national labor federations worried that they did not have enough political power. The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), which had dominated Japanese politics since 1955, paid more attention to the needs of famers and corporations than to labor. So, in 1989 the labor federations joined together into a new federation called Rengō (Nihon Rōdō Kumiai Sōrengōkai, or Japan Trade Union Confederation) to support political candidates favorable to labor, regardless of which political party they belonged to. The new reform spirit of Rengō helped bring about an election loss for the LDP in 1993, for the first time in nearly four decades. However, in subsequent elections the unions participating in Rengō could not agree on candidates to support and Rengō's political power has weakened. Click on DOCUMENTS, below, to see a list of unions that belong to Rengō.
言葉の説明:  job security

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