Who Do Unions Target? Unionization Over The Life-Cycle Of U.S. Businesses
AbstractWhat type of businesses do unions target for organizing and when? A dynamic model of the union organizing process is constructed to answer this question. A union monitors establishments in an industry to learn about their productivity, and decides which ones to organize and when. An establishment becomes unionized if the union targets it for organizing and wins the union certification election. The model predicts two main selection e?ects: unions target larger and more productive establishments early in their life-cycles, and among the establishments targeted, unions are more likely to win elections in smaller and less productive ones. These predictions find support in union certification elections data for 1977-2007 matched with data on establishment characteristics.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau in its series Working Papers with number 14-09r.
Length: 84 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2014
Date of revision: Jun 2014
Unionization; Union Organizing; Union Certification Election; Diffusion of Unionization; Bayesian Learning; Productivity.;
Other versions of this item:
- Emin Dinlersoz & Henry Hyatt & Jeremy Greenwood, 2014. "Who do Unions Target? Unionization over the Life-Cycle of U.S. Businesses," Economie d'Avant Garde Research Reports 24, Economie d'Avant Garde.
- Emin Dinlersoz & Jeremy Greenwood & Henry Hyatt, 2014. "Who do Unions Target? Unionization over the Life-Cycle of U.S. Businesses," NBER Working Papers 20151, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- J5 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining
- J50 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - General
- J51 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Trade Unions: Objectives, Structure, and Effects
- L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
- L23 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Organization of Production
- L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance
- L6 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing
- D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
- D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
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- NEP-ALL-2014-06-14 (All new papers)
- NEP-CDM-2014-06-14 (Collective Decision-Making)
- NEP-LAB-2014-06-14 (Labour Economics)
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