Work Values Among Professional Employees in Union and Nonunion Research Library Institutions


Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Tina Maragou Hovekamp, Leslie J. Savage Library, Western State College of Colorado, Gunnison, CO 81231.


This study explored the relationship between unions and professional librarians' w]ork values. Despite previous research findings on blue-collar workers, this investigation found no significant differences in the work values of professionals in unionized versus nonunionized libraries. However, differences in work-related values were traced when the present research looked just at the union group of the study. Data analysis indicated that registered union members and those most committed to their union placed a higher degree of importance on professional growth issues than did their counterparts.