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Job insecurity and job satisfaction in the United States: the case of public sector union workers

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  • Benjamin Artz,

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    • Correspondence should be addressed to Benjamin Artz, College of Business, University of Wisconsin—Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901, USA; email: artzb@uwosh.edu

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    • Benjamin Artz is Assistant Professor of Economics, College of Business, University of Wisconsin—Oshkosh and
  • Ilker Kaya

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    • Ilker Kaya is Assistant Professor of Economics, School of Business, American University of Sharjah.

Abstract

We measure the association between perceived job insecurity and job satisfaction in the United States and focus on public sector union workers. Job satisfaction decreases with perceived job insecurity among union workers in the public sector and primarily when tenure with an employer is high.

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