September Strikes 1969

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Soziologisches Forschungsinstitut, Göttingen
Publication Date
  • Soziologisches Forschungsinstitut, Goettingen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Work and Industry
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Labour relations/conflict
  • Abstract

    Attitude of workers to the strike. Job situation of workers, judgement on the trade union work and attitude to the strike. Topics: Work satisfaction; evaluation of personal job; satisfaction with payment; judgement on company and atmosphere at work; wage form; company employment; overtime; change of shift; membership in a trade union; necessity of trade unions; judgement on the power of trade unions and their most important tasks; judgement on task fulfillment of trade unions; responsibility of trade unions for political questions; judgement about trade union functionaries; judgement on the work of the works council; trade union representatives at work; assessment of the future of workers; judgement on equal opportunities and the structure of society in the FRG; attitude to the student unrest; political interest. The following additional questions were posed in companies on strike: personal participation in the strike; reasons for the strike; strike example from other companies; conduct of relevant groups in the strike; personal conduct in the strike; judgement on strike result and lessons for the future; recommendations for future wage policies; willingness to strike even with spontaneous strikes; reactions to red flags. The following additional questions were posed in companies not on strike: familiarity of the reasons for the strike; judgement on the conduct of the Federal Government, the press and the trade unions; assessment of strike result; effects of the strike on one´s own company and on society in general; assessment of the probability of renewed spontaneous strikes. Demography: age (classified); marital status; number of children; school education; vocational training; income; interest in politics; social origins; present and past offices held; memberships. Interviewer rating: interest of respondent in interview; assessment of the capability to give an opinion and willingness of respondent to cooperate; particular difficulties with the interview; presence of other persons; length of interview; date of interview; place of interview. Also encoded was: identification of interviewer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1970-05
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
  • Baden-Württemberg (DE-BW)
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
  • Baden-Württemberg (DE-BW)
  • Rhineland-Palatinate (DE-RP)
Sampled Universe
2 companies on strike and 3 companies not on strike. Within the companies random selection of workers.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Specific sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 402
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0880 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Schumann, Michael; Gerlach, Frank; Gschlössl, Albert; Milhoffer, Petra: Am Beispiel der Septemberstreiks: Anfang der Rekonstruktionsperiode der Arbeiterklasse? Frankfurt: Europäische Verlagsanstalt 1971. (Studienreihe des Soziologischen Forschungsinstituts, Göttingen).

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 97 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22