Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

American trade unions and public approval: can unions please all of the people all of the time?

Jarley, Paul and Kuruvilla, Sarosh (1994) American trade unions and public approval: can unions please all of the people all of the time? Journal of Labor Research, 15 (2). pp. 97-116. ISSN 0195-3613

Full text not available from this repository.
Identification Number: 10.1007/BF02685724

Abstract

Public opinion about labor unions has long been viewed as an important determinant of industrial relations outcomes. Yet, analyses of changes in union popularity over time have been largely qualitative and have focused on the impact of short-term idiosyncratic events. This paper provides a quantitative analysis of the determinants of American public approval of unions from 1936 to 1991. Hypotheses relating to the union wage advantage, strike activity, the national unemployment rate, and World War II, receive the strongest support. The implications of these results for organized labor and future research on attitudes toward unions are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://link.springer.com/journal/12122
Additional Information: © 1994 Journal of Labor Research
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Sets: Departments > Management
Date Deposited: 16 May 2018 14:18
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2019 23:30
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/87966

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item