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Between the law and the will: corporatism and voluntarism system of labor relations in Brazil and the United States

Grant number: 13/11327-0
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2013
Effective date (End): July 25, 2014
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - Modern and Contemporary History
Principal researcher:Fernando Teixeira da Silva
Grantee:Fernando Teixeira da Silva
Host: Leon Reynold Fink
Home Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), United States  

Abstract

This project aims to investigate the system of so-called "voluntarism" that is said to have characterized labor relations in the United States and compare it to the corporatist arbitration of labor conflicts in Brazil that takes place through the intervention of the Labor Courts. In order to do so, it will be essential to consult material and specialists in the United States regarding collective bargaining and the system of arbitration in that country between the 1940s and 1960s. It was in this period that private and voluntary arbitration became consolidated in the United States, while in Brazil the Labor Courts established themselves as the central actor in mediating and arbitrating collective conflicts between workers and employers. (AU)