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Some Empirical Effects Of Using Permanent Striker Replacements

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  • CYNTHIA L. GRAMM
  • JOHN F. SCHNELL

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"This study uses survey data to examine issues related to legislation that would bar employers from permanently replacing striking workers. Hiring permanent replacements does not significantly affect the proportion of full capacity at which the employer operates struck facilities but significantly decreases the proportion of bargaining unit members who get back their jobs after a strike. More controversially, firms hiring permanent replacements obtain less favorable collective bargaining contracts than do firms that do not hire permanent replacements". Copyright 1994 Western Economic Association International.

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  • Cynthia L. Gramm & John F. Schnell, 1994. "Some Empirical Effects Of Using Permanent Striker Replacements," Contemporary Economic Policy, Western Economic Association International, vol. 12(3), pages 122-133, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:coecpo:v:12:y:1994:i:3:p:122-133
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    1. Card, David & Olson, Craig A, 1995. "Bargaining Power, Strike Durations, and Wage Outcomes: An Analysis of Strikes in the 1880s," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 13(1), pages 32-61, January.
    2. David Card & Craig A. Olson, 1992. "Bargaining Power, Strike Durations, and Wage Outcomes: An Analysis of Strikes in the 1880s," Working Papers 674, Princeton University, Department of Economics, Industrial Relations Section..
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    1. Cramton, Peter & Tracy, Joseph, 1998. "The Use of Replacement Workers in Union Contract Negotiations: The U.S. Experience, 1980-1989," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 16(4), pages 667-701, October.
    2. Bastos, Paulo & Kreickemeier, Udo & Wright, Peter, 2009. "Oligopoly, open shop unions and trade liberalisation," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, vol. 27(6), pages 679-686, November.
    3. Budd, John W., 2000. "The effect of strike replacement legislation on employment," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 7(2), pages 225-247, March.

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