Industrial Relations Climate and Union Commitment: An Evaluation of Workplace-Level Effects


  • The two authors contributed equally to this paper.


This paper examines the relationship between industrial relations (IR) climate and union commitment. Using a multi-workplace sample from North East England, aggregation analysis provided support for treating IR climate as a workplace-level variable, and workplace IR climate was negatively associated with union commitment. However, IR climate moderated none of the relationships between individual-level antecedents and union commitment.