German Trade Union Confederation

The German Trade Union Confederation (; DGB) is an umbrella organisation (sometimes known as a national trade union center) for eight German trade unions, in total representing more than 6 million people (31 December 2011). It was founded in Munich, 12 October 1949.

The DGB coordinates joint demands and activities within the German trade union movement. It represents the member unions in contact with the government authorities, the political parties and the employers' organisations. However, the umbrella organisation is not directly involved in collective bargaining and does not conclude collective labour agreements.

Union delegates elect committees for 9 districts, 66 regions and the federal centre. The organisation holds a federal congress every four years. This assembly sets the framework for trade union policies and elects five Federal Executives. Together with the presidents of the member unions they constitute the DGB's executive committee. The members of the executive committee, together with the DGB regional presidents and 70 delegates from the unions, form a Federal Council which meets once a year to make decisions on national issues. The DGB also has a youth organisation, DGB-Jugend.

The DGB has its headquarters in Berlin. It is a member of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). Provided by Wikipedia
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Das Erbe des Nationalsozialismus aus gewerkschaftlicher Sicht ; eine Schrift der DGB-Jugendbildungsstätte Flecken-Zechlin
Year: 1996
Publisher: Elefanten Press (Berlin)
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[Beiträge zur Geschichte der Arbeiterbewegung zwischen Demokratie und Diktatur] ; Dokumentation der historisch- politischen Konferenz des DGB im Mai 83 in Dortmund
Involved: Breit, Ernst
Year: 1984
Publisher: Bund-Verl. (Köln)
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Gewerkschafter als Opfer des Nationalsozialismus
Year: 1995
Publisher: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (Bonn)
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Das Ende der ersten deutschen Betriebsdemokratie
Year: 2013
Publisher: Hans-Böckler-Stiftung (Düsseldorf)
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Beiträge zur Modernisierungsdebatte in der NS-Forschung ; Dokumentation einer Wissenschaftswerkstatt der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung in der Gedenkstätte Sachsenhausen
Year: 1995
Publisher: Klartext-Verl. (Essen)
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