trade unions

Publication date: 21 Nov 2017 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A | External authors: Erling, B, Dale-Olsen, H | JEL classification: J01, J08, J50, J51 | NIESR discussion paper number: 481
We exploit tax-induced exogenous variance in the price of union membership to identify the effects of changes in firm union density on firm productivity and wages in the population of Norwegian firms over the period 2001 to 2012. Increases in union density lead to substantial increases in firm...
Publication date: 1 Oct 2008 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | External authors: Bryson, A, Wood, Stephen J | NIESR discussion paper number: 321
We discuss the nature and genesis of high involvement management (HIM) in Britain. Although an increasing proportion of British workplaces have adopted HIM practices over the last quarter century only a minority of managements have a strong high involvement orientation. HIM is associated with Total...
Publication date: 12 Dec 2014 | Publication type: Conference and seminar output | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A, Forth, J | External authors: P. Willman
Presentation on Union Organisation: Its Costs and Benefits" - LSE conference on "Trade Unions, Inequality and Pay Stagnation"
Publication date: 6 May 2014 | Publication type: Journal article/book/chapter | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A
Despite declining bargaining power, unions continue to generate a wage premium. Some feel collective bargaining has had its day. Politicians on both sides of the Atlantic have recently called for the removal of bargaining rights from workers in the name of wage and employment flexibility, yet...
Publication date: 9 Jan 2014 | Publication type: Conference and seminar output | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A, Forth, J
Presentation to Leading Change, a TUC workshop for union leaders, University of Warwick. Presents latest evidence on union membership, coverage, organisational capacity and union effectiveness.
Publication date: 17 Jul 2013 | Publication type: Conference and seminar output | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Forth, J, Bryson, A
Presentation to participants in TUC's Leading Change programme. Covering: union membership; bargaining coverage; organizational and financial resources; influence on wages, fringe benefits and workplace performance;  employees' and employers' perceptions of unions. Using data from: the Workplace...
Publication date: 7 Aug 2012 | Publication type: Journal article/book/chapter | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A | External authors: White, M. | JEL classification: J23, J45, J51, J63 | Journal: The Manchester School
Using unique nationally representative workplace data this paper shows that unionisation 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...
Publication date: 1 Sep 2010 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity, Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A, Forth, J | JEL classification: J51; J31; L25 | NIESR discussion paper number: 362
This paper analyses the continued decline of trade unions in Britain and examines the possible implications for workers, employers, and unions themselves. Membership of trade unions declined precipitously in the 1980s and 1990s. The rate of decline has slowed in the most recent decade, but we find...
Publication date: 9 Dec 2009 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity, Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A
Presentation to Unions21 meeting of General Secretaries
Publication date: 10 Dec 2011 | Publication type: Conference and seminar output | Theme: Employment & Social policy
Presentation to TUC South West Annual Conference

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