La CFDT (1968-1995)
De l'autogestion au syndicalisme de proposition
From independent management to the unionization of productivity (1968-1995)
In this passionate history of the CFDT (Confédération française démocratique du travail), Nicolas Defaud shows, through his exhaustive examination of everything from archives to a previously unpublished sociohistory of the unionizing mechanism, how the CFDT has shifted from management-based socialism to apolitical reformism in less than a generation.
Recounting the ideological debates and the profound social swings which impacted its activists, Defaud presents a new approach to the evolution of unionism across the history of the CFDT, the organization which would like to effectively be considered "the office of working class studies."