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The economics of trade union organization and administration

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  • Monroe Berkowitz
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    Analysis of the union resembles the examination of the elephant by the blind men: it reveals a creature of diverse characteristics. The union may be regarded as, among other things, a political organization, a social fraternity, a beneficial society, a pressure group, or a bargaining agency. In this article, the union is appraised in yet another role--that of a business organization which must equate its expenditures with its income. Although the union does not function to make a profit, yet it cannot sustain for long an over-all financial loss on its operations and must operate within the rules of economic logic. Analysis of the financial problems faced by the union may explain, according to the author, such matters as the slow expansion of union membership, the concentration of strength in urban areas, and the increasing tendency of unions to seek members in diverse crafts and industries. (Author's abstract courtesy EBSCO.)

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

    Volume (Year): 7 (1954)
    Issue (Month): 4 (July)
    Pages: 575-578

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    Handle: RePEc:ilr:articl:v:7:y:1954:i:4:p:575-578

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    1. Schnabel, Claus & Wagner, Joachim, 2003. "Trade union membership in Eastern and Western Germany: convergence or divergence?," Discussion Papers, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Chair of Labour and Regional Economics 18, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Chair of Labour and Regional Economics.
    2. Paul Willman, 2000. "The viability of trade union organisation: a bargaining unit analysis," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library 20159, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
    3. Schnabel, Claus & Wagner, Joachim, 2003. "Determinants of Trade Union Membership in Western Germany: Evidence from Micro Data, 1980-2000," IZA Discussion Papers 708, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    4. Schnabel, Claus, 2002. "Determinants of trade union membership," Discussion Papers, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Chair of Labour and Regional Economics 15, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Chair of Labour and Regional Economics.
    5. Drakopoulos, Stavros A. & Katselidis, Ioannis, 2012. "The Development of Trade Union theory and Mainstream Economic Methodology," MPRA Paper 39239, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    6. Schnabel, Claus & Wagner, Joachim, 2005. "Determinants of Union Membership in 18 EU Countries : Evidence from Micro Data, 2002/03," Discussion Papers, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Chair of Labour and Regional Economics 31, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Chair of Labour and Regional Economics.
    7. Henry S. Farber, 1984. "The Analysis of Union Behavior," NBER Working Papers 1502, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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