Public Sector Recognition Strikes: Illegal and Ill-Fated

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Casey Ichniowski

Columbia Business School - Management; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: 1986

Abstract

This study investigates the relationship between strike activity by nonunion public employees and unionization. Examining the strike activity and unionization rates of some 600 nonunion municipal police departments from 1972 to 1978, this study finds that recognition strikes are concentrated where bargaining laws provide little or no protection of bargaining rights for municipal police. However, these strikes do not increase the unionization propensities of these police departments.

Suggested Citation

Ichniowski, Bernard E. (Casey), Public Sector Recognition Strikes: Illegal and Ill-Fated (1986). NBER Working Paper No. w1808, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=338846

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