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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Protokoll der DGB-Konferenz zur Beschäftigungspolitik in den achtziger Jahren am 21. und 22. Oktober 1980 in Düsseldorf
Year: 1981
Publisher: Bund-Verl. (Köln)
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Schwarz-Gelb auf dem Prüfstand
Year: 2011
Publisher: Vorwärts-Buch (Berlin)
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Jugendarbeitslosigkeit in Europa
Year: 2013
Publisher: Vorwärts-Buch Verl.-Ges. (Berlin)
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Denkanstöße der Kommission »Arbeit der Zukunft«
Year: [2017]
Publisher: transcript (Bielefeld)
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Koordinierte Politik für Beschäftigung und moderne Infrastruktur ; Dokumentation des gemeinsamen Workshops von Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftlichem Institut in der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung und IG Metall am 18.10.2001 in Berlin
Year: 2002
Publisher: Hans-Böckler-Stiftung (Düsseldorf)
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Konsequenzen für die Bildungs- Steuer- und Arbeitsmarktpolitik
Year: 2001
Publisher: Schüren (Marburg)
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