Wages, Nonwage Compensation, and Municipal Unions Journal Article uri icon



  • This study demonstrates that union power in municipal labor markets depends upon the form of unionization within each municipal department and on municipal bargaining policies, holding constant the legal environment. Bargaining units achieve larger increases in total compensation than unrecognized organizations, which are themselves stronger than unorganized departments. Compensation levels for unorganized and organized departments are higher in cities that bargain with other departments than in cities which do not bargain. Union wage effects understate total compensation effects regardless of the degree of unionization

publication date

  • September 1, 1988

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • July 14, 2014 11:23 AM

Full Author List

  • ZAX JS

author count

  • 1

Other Profiles

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0019-8676

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1468-232X

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 301

end page

  • 317


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