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What do unions do? : a twenty-year perspective

Author: James T Bennett; Bruce E Kaufman
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The present volume represents a twentieth-anniversary retrospective and evaluation of What Do Unions Do? The objectives are threefold: to evaluate and critique the theory, evidence, and conclusions of Freeman and Medoff; to provide a comprehensive update of the theoretical and empirical literature on unions since the publication of their book; and to offer a balanced assessment and critique of the effects of unions  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James T Bennett; Bruce E Kaufman
ISBN: 1412805945 9781412805940
OCLC Number: 65187398
Notes: "Originally published in a six-part symposium in the Journal of Labor Research"--Acknowledgements.
Description: vii, 653 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
1. What do unions do? A twenty-year perspective / James T. Bennett and Bruce E. Kaufman --
2. What unions do : insights from economic theory / Bruce E. Kaufman --
3. Historical insights : the early institutionalists on trade unionism and labor policy / Bruce E. Kaufman --
4. What effect do unions have on wages now and would Freeman and Medoff be surprised? / David G. Blanchflower and Alex Bryson --
5. Unions and wage inequality / David Card, Thomas Lemieux, and W. Craig Riddell --
6. The effect of unions on employee benefits and non-wage compensation: monopoly power, collective voice, and facilitation / John W. Budd --
7. What do unions do for economic performance? / Barry T. Hirsch --
8. Union voice / John T. Addison and Clive R. Belfield --
9. What do unions do in the workplace? Union effects on management and HRM policies / Anil Verma --
10. Unionism and employment conflict resolution: rethinking collective voice and its consequences / David Lewin. 11. The impact of unions on job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and turnover / Tove Helland Hammer and Ariel Avgar --
12. De-unionization and macro performance : what Freeman and Medoff didn't do / Daniel M.B. Mitchell and Christopher L. Erickson --
13. Two faces of union voice in the public sector / Morley Gunderson --
14. Unionism viewed internationally / John Pencavel --
15. Has management strangle U.S. unions? / Robert J. Flanagan --
16. Organized labor's political scorecard / Marick F. Masters and John T. Delaney --
17. What do unions do? Evaluation and commentary / Bruce E. Kaufman --
18. What do unions do? A management perspective / Kenneth McLennan --
19. What do unions do? A unionist's perspective / Stephen R. Sleigh --
20. What do unions do? The 2004 M-Brane Stringtwister edition / Richard B. Freeman --
About the editors and contributors --
Index.
Other Titles: Journal of labor research.
Responsibility: James T. Bennett, Bruce E. Kaufman, editors.
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One of the best-known books written on labor unions, "What Do Unions Do?" was first published in 1984. This volume represents a retrospective and evaluation of "What Do Unions Do?" It is a  Read more...

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