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LEAL, Giuliana Franco. Unemployed workers and collective struggle: difficulties and possibilities. Cad. CRH [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.63, pp. 647-662. ISSN 0103-4979.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-49792011000300012.

This article proposes a discussion about the possibilities of collective reaction, towards unemployment by the unemployed workers. It performs a literature review and a field research of qualitative nature, based on semi-stuctured interviews with worker who are not involved in social movements regarding the unemployment question, in Campinas (São Paulo) and activists of the movement of unemployed workers, in the cities of Campinas and Rio de Janeiro. Developing hypothesis about what are the obstacles and impulses for unemployed workers organize themselves into associations aiming to defend their interests.

Keywords : unemployment; unemployed worker; social movement; social class; social struggle.

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