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A note on the severity of the decline in union organizing activity

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  • Gary N. Chaison
  • Dileep G. Dhavale
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    Using data on representation elections conducted by the National Labor Relations Board from 1975 to 1987, the authors examine the extent of the recent decline in union organizing activity. An analysis of elections for selected unions and in major industry categories shows no wide-spread recovery from the sharp drop in organizing that occurred from 1981 to 1982. Although union success rates in new units have been fairly constant, the low number of new members recruited through elections points to a continuation of the downward trend in union density. (Abstract courtesy JSTOR.)

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    Article provided by ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School in its journal ILR Review.

    Volume (Year): 43 (1990)
    Issue (Month): 4 (April)
    Pages: 366-373

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    Handle: RePEc:ilr:articl:v:43:y:1990:i:4:p:366-373

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    Cited by:
    1. Hirsch, B.T. & Scumacher, E.J., 1996. "Union Wages, Rents, and Skills in Health Care Labor Markets," Working Papers 1996_03_02, Department of Economics, Florida State University.
    2. Barry T. Hirsch & Edward J. Schumacher, 2000. "Private Sector Union Density and the Wage Premium: Past, Present, and Future," Working Papers 0015, East Carolina University, Department of Economics.

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