Why Do Non-Union Employees Want to Unionize? Evidence from Britain

29 Pages Posted: 29 Dec 2002

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Andy Charlwood

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Centre for Economic Performance (CEP); University of Leeds - Leeds University Business School (LUBS)

Abstract

This paper assesses the determinants of the level of support for union membership among non-union employees. Using data from a representative sample of non-union employees in Great Britain, the research confirms the importance of job dissatisfaction, left-wing views and perceived union instrumentality as predictors of willingness to join a trade union, union instrumentality being the most significant.

Suggested Citation

Charlwood, Andrew, Why Do Non-Union Employees Want to Unionize? Evidence from Britain. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=329998

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