Job Cuts, Job Guarantees and Unions

Pub. Date
07 August, 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. White, M. and Bryson, A. (2013) 'Job Cuts, Job Guarantees and Unions', The Manchester School, 81, 6: 855-875