Cohen, Sanford
January 1979
Industrial & Labor Relations Review;Jan79, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p189
Academic Journal
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.


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