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Public Sector Recognition Strikes: Illegal and Ill-Fated

Casey Ichniowski

NBER Working Paper No. 1808
Issued in 1986
NBER Program(s):   LS

This study investigates the relationship between strike activity by nonunion public employees and unionization. Examining the strike activity and unionization rates of some 600 nonunion municipal police departments from 1972 to 1978, this study finds that recognition strikes are concentrated where bargaining laws provide little or no protection of bargaining rights for municipal police. However, these strikes do not increase the unionization propensities of these police departments.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w1808

Published: Journal of Labor Research, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 183-197, Spring 1988.

 
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