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Union wage effects: what are the economic implications of union wage bargaining for workers, firms, and society?

Bryson, Alex (2014) Union wage effects: what are the economic implications of union wage bargaining for workers, firms, and society? In: IZA World of Labor session at the Society of Labor Economists' (SOLE) Conference 2014, 2-3 May 2014, Arlington, Virginia, USA .

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Abstract

Despite declining bargaining power, unions continue to generate a wage premium. Some feel collective bargaining has had its day. Politicians on both sides of the Atlantic have recently called for the removal of bargaining rights from workers in the name of wage and employment flexibility, yet unions often work in tandem with employers for mutual gain based on productivity growth. If this is where the premium originates, then firms and workers benefit.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Official URL: http://wol.iza.org/events/society-of-labor-economi...
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2014 11:15
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/56935/

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