Public Sector Labor Relations Scholarship: Is There a “There,” There?
Article first published online: 1 MAR 2011
Copyright © 2011 The American Society for Public Administration
Public Administration Review
Volume 71, Issue 2, pages 203–209, March/April 2011
How to Cite
Riccucci, N. M. (2011), Public Sector Labor Relations Scholarship: Is There a “There,” There?. Public Administration Review, 71: 203–209. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6210.2011.02331.x
- Issue published online: 1 MAR 2011
- Article first published online: 1 MAR 2011
Public sector union membership is thriving compared to the private sector. Moreover, public employee unions play a significant role in policy making at every level of government. Yet research on public sector labor relations is sporadic and uneven, perhaps negligible. Why so? This article surveys the literature on public sector unionism and seeks to answer that question. Its conclusion points to a course of action for renewing interest in this seminal field among public administration, management, and policy scholars.