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A Theory of Union Power and Labor Turnover

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  • Kai-Uwe Kuhn
  • A. Jorge Padilla

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In this paper, we develop a theory of union bargaining power based on firm specific skills acquired by the insider workforce. We show that unions increase the bargaining power of insiders only in states of the world in which the firm would like to retain insiders but not hire outsiders.
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  • Kai-Uwe Kuhn & A. Jorge Padilla, 1996. "A Theory of Union Power and Labor Turnover," Papers 0072, Boston University - Industry Studies Programme.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:bostin:0072
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    • J30 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - General
    • J41 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Labor Contracts
    • J51 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Trade Unions: Objectives, Structure, and Effects

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