Heterogeneity in Union Status and Employee Wellbeing
34 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2013
Date Written: January 8, 2013
This paper examines if workplace and co-worker union status affect employee wellbeing. In contrast to the literature focusing on links between one’s own membership status and wellbeing, we focus principally on non-union employees. We find that being in a union workplace and having union co-workers affect the job satisfaction of non-union employees negatively. No such a link is found with respect to job-related anxiety.
Keywords: trade union, job-related anxiety, job satisfaction, linked employer-employee data
JEL Classification: J5, J51, J28, J82
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