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Labor unions’ decline since the 1980s has given corporate management a free hand to make massive, permanent layoffs.

Jung, Jiwook (2015) Labor unions’ decline since the 1980s has given corporate management a free hand to make massive, permanent layoffs. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (03 Dec 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Until the 1980s most large corporate layoffs meant the temporary suspension of employment, rather than the more permanent downsizing which we know today. In new research which examines nearly 700 layoff announcements over 16 years, Jiwook Jung examines what led to this change in corporate policy. He finds that the decline of industrial unions led what were once temporary layoffs, which were often followed by recall in better economic times, to become permanent. Though labor unions resisted this shift, their decline meant that firm managers were able to gain an upper hand in making decisions about layoffs.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 13:40
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2019 23:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75963

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