Union Wage Bargaining and Status

Pichler, Eva (1991) Union Wage Bargaining and Status. Department of Economics Working Paper Series, 8. Inst. für Volkswirtschaftstheorie und -politik, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.


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The paper investigates the nexus between the structure of union wage bargaining and workers' preferences for status, which is measured by relative wages. For two types of workers it is shown that due to externalities on the other group's status wages of both types of workers will be lower if an encompassing union negotiates for the whole workforce than if different groups of workers are unionized separately. Moreover, unemployment will be reduced by the central union relative to separate negotiations even if unions are not concerned with employment effects of wage negotiations at all.

Item Type: Paper
Divisions: Departments > Volkswirtschaft
Depositing User: Mohammad Al Hessan
Date Deposited: 03 May 2018 07:09
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2019 00:41
URI: https://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/6281


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