A Special Kind of Downsizing: An Assessment of Union Member Reaction to Bumping

Posted: 28 Apr 2010

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Krista G. Stringer

Memorial University of Newfoundland (MNU) - Faculty of Business Administration

Travor C. Brown

Memorial University of Newfoundland (MNU) - Faculty of Business Administration

Date Written: December 15, 2008

Abstract

The present study investigated the impact of bumping on union member (N = 100) perceptions of job security, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, union commitment and organizational justice. Analysis revealed a negative correlation between bumping experience and organizational commitment and job satisfaction (at the .05 level). There was a similar negative relationship between bumping and both union commitment and organizational justice at the .10 level. MANCOVA found that organizational commitment and job satisfaction levels were higher for union members without bumping experience versus those with either direct or indirect bumping experience. No significant differences were found on any variable between union members who were directly involved in bumping and those who were indirectly involved.

JEL Classification: J50, M51, M54

Suggested Citation

Stringer, Krista G. and Brown, Travor C., A Special Kind of Downsizing: An Assessment of Union Member Reaction to Bumping (December 15, 2008). Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations, Vol. 63, No. 4, 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1596050

Krista G. Stringer (Contact Author)

Memorial University of Newfoundland (MNU) - Faculty of Business Administration

St. John's, Newfoundland A1B 3X5
Canada

Travor C. Brown

Memorial University of Newfoundland (MNU) - Faculty of Business Administration ( email )

St. John's, Newfoundland A1B 3X5
Canada

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