We are grateful to participants at the 2006 Royal Economic Society Conference for comments. Alex Bryson thanks the Finnish Work Environment Fund for funding (grant no. 108294).
JOB CUTS, JOB GUARANTEES AND UNIONS*
Version of Record online: 24 AUG 2012
© 2012 The Authors. The Manchester School © 2012 John Wiley & Sons Ltd and The University of Manchester
The Manchester School
Volume 81, Issue 6, pages 855–875, December 2013
How to Cite
WHITE, M. and BRYSON, A. (2013), JOB CUTS, JOB GUARANTEES AND UNIONS. The Manchester School, 81: 855–875. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9957.2012.02325.x
Manuscript received 27.4.11; final version received 28.5.12.
- Issue online: 8 OCT 2013
- Version of Record online: 24 AUG 2012
Using unique nationally representative workplace data this paper shows that unionization increased the probability of within-workplace job cuts and the incidence of job security guarantees. As theory predicts, both are more prevalent among market-sector workplaces with higher union density and multi-unionism. In the public sector, levels of unionization affect only job security guarantees, not job cuts. Explanations are developed in terms of union bargaining power and union voice services.