Photo Gallery: Berlin in Conflict Over Small Unions' Rights
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Photo Gallery: Berlin in Conflict Over Small Unions' Rights

Wage Wars The Disruptive Rise of Niche Unions in Germany

Following controversial strikes at Frankfurt Airport, a fundamental dispute over the much-cherished principle of collective bargaining in Germany has come to a head. Small unions are gaining a disproportionate amount of influence, but the coalition government in Berlin is at odds over how to limit their power.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan