TITLE

DOES PUBLIC EMPLOYEE UNIONISM DIMINISH DEMOCRACY?

AUTHOR(S)
Cohen, Sanford
PUB. DATE
January 1979
SOURCE
Industrial & Labor Relations Review;Jan79, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p189
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article comments on public sector unionism. In the private sector, union wage behavior has contributed to price inflation and, consequently, that union bargaining power should be limited by appropriate policy measures. The public is concerned with a restoration of interrupted services regardless of settlement cost, according to the Wellington-Winter model. However, public employee bargaining does indeed limit democracy since such bargaining inevitably will determine some matters outside the arena subject to direct and immediate public influence.
ACCESSION #
4455229

 

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