unions

Publication date: 11 Oct 2017 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A, Forth, J | Report to: Trades Union Congress
The aim of this report is to provide an overview of the current research evidence on the economic impact of workplace union representation. Our review focuses on quantitative studies that have been conducted on good quality, nationally-representative samples of British workplaces or employees, and...
Publication date: 11 Oct 2017 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A, Forth, J | Report to: Trades Union Congress
Background to the analysis To inform debate over the 2016 Trade Union Act the TUC commissioned UCL/NIESR to undertake a three-pronged investigation on the nature of unions and their effects on employers and employees. This comprised: a review of existing literature on union effects new analyses of...
Publication date: 30 Sep 2013 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity, Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A | External authors: White, M. | NIESR discussion paper number: 412
The links between unionisation and job satisfaction remain controversial. In keeping with the existing literature we find strong statistically significant negative correlations between unionisation and overall job satisfaction. However, in contrast to the previous literature we find that once one...
Publication date: 29 Sep 2012 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity, Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A | NIESR discussion paper number: 399
Whether it is better to adopt voice or exit depends on the  nature of the transaction for both parties. The strongest voice-sustaining equilibrium is where both parties see voice as preferable to exit. This is likely where both parties have substantial sunk costs. In other circumstances, there is ...
Publication date: 11 Jun 2012 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity, Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A | External authors: Gomez, R., Kretschmer, T. and Willman, P. | JEL classification: J51 | NIESR discussion paper number: 394
This paper offers an explanation for the phenomenon of declining democratic engagement. The paper assumes that what happens at work is the primary driver of what occurs outside of the workplace. If workers are exposed to the formalities of collective bargaining and union representation they also...
Publication date: 23 Feb 2010 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity, Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A | External authors: Addison, J.T.,Teixeira,P.,Pahnke, A. | JEL classification: J50; J51 | NIESR discussion paper number: 350
This paper presents the first comparative analysis of the decline in collective bargaining in two European countries where that decline has been most pronounced. Using workplace-level data and a common model, we present decompositions of changes in collective bargaining and worker representation in...