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dc.contributor.authorDuncan, Kevinen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorPhilips, Peteren_NZ
dc.contributor.authorPrus, Marken_NZ
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dc.date.copyright2008-05-01en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationDuncan, K., Philips, P., & Prus, M. (2008). The Union Threat Effect in Construction: An Illustration with Data from Plumber and Pipefitter Union Locals (Economics Discussion Papers Series No. 804). Department of Economics, University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/1138en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/1138
dc.description.abstractData from plumbing and pipefitting union locals are used to measure the effect of union organizing strength on the wages of high-skilled and semi-skilled nonunion workers. We find that increases in union strength are associated with higher wages for nonunion journeymen. However, the wages of lower skilled, nonunion journeymen helpers are not related to our measures of union recruitment power. These results are consistent with the organizing tactic of labor stripping where skilled nonunion workers are convinced to leave their nonunion employers and join the union. Greater union strength is not associated with higher wages for union journeymen. Rather, these workers derive increased employment opportunities where the union is strong. Our results suggest that the union threat effect is different in the construction industry where unions develop unique strategies due to the nature of the industry.en_NZ
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dc.publisherDepartment of Economics, University of Otagoen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomics Discussion Papers Seriesen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.business.otago.ac.nz/econ/research/discussionpapers/index.htmlen_NZ
dc.subjectunion threat effecten_NZ
dc.subjectunion-nonunion wage gapen_NZ
dc.subjectconstructionen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshHB Economic Theoryen_NZ
dc.titleThe Union Threat Effect in Construction: An Illustration with Data from Plumber and Pipefitter Union Localsen_NZ
dc.typeDiscussion Paperen_NZ
dc.description.versionPublisheden_NZ
otago.bitstream.pages23en_NZ
otago.date.accession2010-08-05 22:19:41en_NZ
otago.schoolDepartment of Economicsen_NZ
otago.openaccessOpen
otago.place.publicationDunedin, New Zealanden_NZ
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otago.school.eprintsEconomicsen_NZ
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