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Getting it Right: Empirical Evidence and Policy Implications from Research on Public-Sector Unionism and Collective Bargaining

32 Pages Posted: 28 Mar 2011  

David Lewin

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management

Thomas A. Kochan

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld

LER, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

Teresa Ghilarducci

Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA); The New School for Social Research

Harry C. Katz

Cornell University - School of Industrial and Labor Relations

Jeffrey Keefe

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - School of Management and Labor Relations

Daniel J. B. Mitchell

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management; University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Luskin School of Public Affairs

Craig A. Olson

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - School of Labor & Employment Relations

Saul A. Rubinstein

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Labor Program

Christian E. Weller

University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs; University of Massachusetts Boston - Gerontology Institute; Political Economy Research Institute

Date Written: March 16, 2011

Abstract

In response to public-sector collective-bargaining conflict in Wisconsin and other states, Employment Policy Researcher Network researchers wrote a white paper, "Getting it Right: Empirical Evidence and Policy Implications from Research on Public-Sector Unionism and Collective Bargaining."

Keywords: Public Unions, Wages, Health Insurance Benefits, Pension Benefits, Labor relations

JEL Classification: J08, J31, J32, J51, J53, J58

Suggested Citation

Lewin, David and Kochan, Thomas A. and Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Joel and Ghilarducci, Teresa and Katz, Harry C. and Keefe, Jeffrey and Mitchell, Daniel J. B. and Olson, Craig A. and Rubinstein, Saul A. and Weller, Christian E., Getting it Right: Empirical Evidence and Policy Implications from Research on Public-Sector Unionism and Collective Bargaining (March 16, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1792942 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1792942

David Lewin

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management ( email )

110 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481
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Thomas A. Kochan

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management ( email )

E52-583
Cambridge, MA 02142
United States
617-253-6689 (Phone)
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Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld

LER, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign ( email )

504 E. Armory
Champaign, IL 61820
United States
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management ( email )

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E62-416
Cambridge, MA 02142
United States

Teresa Ghilarducci

Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA) ( email )

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5th Floor
New York, NY 10027
United States

The New School for Social Research ( email )

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Harry C. Katz

Cornell University - School of Industrial and Labor Relations ( email )

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Ithaca, NY 14853-3901
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Jeffrey Keefe

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - School of Management and Labor Relations ( email )

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732-932-8677 (Fax)

Daniel J. B. Mitchell

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management ( email )

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Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481
United States

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Luskin School of Public Affairs ( email )

3250 Public Affairs Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1656
United States

Craig A. Olson

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - School of Labor & Employment Relations ( email )

504 East Armory Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820-6297
United States

Saul A. Rubinstein

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Labor Program ( email )

50 Labor Center Way
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
United States
732-932-1741 (Phone)
732-874-8677 (Fax)

Christian E. Weller (Contact Author)

University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs ( email )

McCormack Graduate School
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Boston, MA 02125
United States
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HOME PAGE: http://blog.umb.edu/christianweller

University of Massachusetts Boston - Gerontology Institute ( email )

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Boston, MA 02125-3393
United States

Political Economy Research Institute ( email )

Amherst, MA
United States

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