Automatic Certification or Mandatory Representation Votes? How the choice of union recogntion procedure affects union certification success
AbstractCross-section time-series analysis of nine Canadian jurisdictions over nineteen years is used to identify the effect of mandatory votes/card check on certification success. The results indicate that mandatory votes reduce certification success rates by approximately 9 percentage points below what they would have been under card check. This result is robust across specifications and significant at above the 99 per cent confidence level.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by McMaster University in its series Department of Economics Working Papers with number 1999-06.
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Date of creation: Jun 1999
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