An Expressive Voting Theory of Strikes
Union members may vote for a strike even if they do not expect to thereby increase their wages. For under majority voting any one member's vote for a strike is unlikely to be decisive. A union member who obtains a noninfinitesimal emotional benefit from the act of voting for a strike may therefore vote in its favor. This hypothesis can explain the existence of strikes and the conditions that make strikes especially likely. Copyright 1992 by Oxford University Press.
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Volume (Year): 30 (1992)
Issue (Month): 4 (October)
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