The Impact of Collective Bargaining Legislation on Strike Activity and Wage Settlements

36 Pages Posted: 4 Jun 2014

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Michele Campolieti

University of Toronto at Scarborough - Division of Management

Robert Hebdon

McGill University

Benjamin Dachis

C.D. Howe Institute

Date Written: July 2014

Abstract

We examine the effects of collective bargaining legislation, such as (among others) bans on replacement workers and reinstatement rights, on private sector strike activity and wage settlements using Canadian data from 1978 to 2008. Our estimates indicate that this legislation does not have a statistically significant effect on the incidence of strikes. However, we do find that some of the policy variables have a statistically significant effect on strike duration and wage settlements.

Suggested Citation

Campolieti, Michele (Mike) and Hebdon, Robert and Dachis, Benjamin, The Impact of Collective Bargaining Legislation on Strike Activity and Wage Settlements (July 2014). Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 53, Issue 3, pp. 394-429, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2445702 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/irel.12063

Michele (Mike) Campolieti (Contact Author)

University of Toronto at Scarborough - Division of Management ( email )

1265 Military Trial
Scarborough, Ontario M1C 1A4
Canada

Robert Hebdon

McGill University ( email )

1001 Sherbrooke St. W
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1G5
Canada

Benjamin Dachis

C.D. Howe Institute ( email )

67 Yonge St., Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J8
Canada

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