Employment and Local Public Sector Unions Journal Article uri icon



  • This study examines the longitudinal effects of unionization on employment levels in 13, 749 departments of city and county government with unchanged union status between 1977 and 1982. The resluts demonstrate that, holding constant 1977 employment per capita, 1982 employment pr capita is 3.1 per cent higher in departments with bargaining units, compared to nonunion department. Employment levels in departments with nonbargaining associations are equal to nonunion levels, but associations may increase employment relative to levels employers would choose because they also set compensation above nonunion levels. The political context of local public sector employment is probably responsible for these effects.

publication date

  • January 1, 1989

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • July 14, 2014 11:22 AM

Full Author List

  • ZAX JS

author count

  • 1

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0019-8676

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1468-232X

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 21

end page

  • 31


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