Changing Administrative Practices in American Unions: A Research Note

5 Pages Posted: 16 Oct 2005

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Paul F. Clark

Pennsylvania State University - Department of Labor Studies and Industrial Relations

Lois Spier Gray

Cornell University

Abstract

This note presents findings from the first longitudinal study of the administrative practices of American unions. Our surveys, conducted in 1990 and 2000, gathered information on the hiring, human resource, and financial/strategic planning practices of U.S.-based national and international unions. The results indicate that American unions are changing their criteria for hiring staff and moving toward more formal human resource policies and systematic financial and strategic planning practices.

Suggested Citation

Clark, Paul F. and Spier Gray, Lois, Changing Administrative Practices in American Unions: A Research Note. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 44, No. 4, pp. 654-658, October 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=799348

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Lois Spier Gray

Cornell University ( email )

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