Economics @ ITT

Lunch-Only Beer Policy Prompts Carlsberg Strike

Posted in economics, employment, microeconomics by ittecon on April 8, 2010

This New York Times article outlines what happens in Denmark when a company tries to roll back its policies to only allow workers to drink beer at lunchtime—a reversal of a long-standing policy of allowing workers to drink beer provided by the company whenever the urge strikes. In a move toward solidarity, truck drivers are joining in with a sympathy strike even though they “are permitted to bring three beers from the canteen because they often don’t have time to have lunch there.

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