|Title||What is a Workers’ Referendum for? Evidence from Italy|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Carbonai, Davide, and Drago, Carlo|
|City||University Library of Munich, Germany|
|Keywords||Italy, survey research, union democracy, Workers’ Referendum|
In July 2007, the Prodi government and representatives of the three main Italian trade union confederations signed a landmark agreement on welfare and economic development. In October, in order to ratify or reject the agreement, the Italian labor movement organized a referendum, i.e. the Workers’ Referendum of 2007, inviting workers, pensioners and the unemployed to assess the agreement. Based on a comprehensive sampling (1,574 interviewees), these research notes provide an analysis of the Workers’ Referendum with regard to both key societal voting features and attitudes toward unions.