Determinants of Strikes: Reply

Skeels, Jack W.
January 1984
Industrial & Labor Relations Review;Jan84, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p272
Academic Journal
The article presents a reply to a comment on the determinants of industrial strikes including the argument on the use of dummy variables in the interpretation of strikes. In the 1920s there is a significant reduction in strike activity because of the changes that occurred in the industrial relations system at that time. During the decade many employers mount both their open-shop and welfare-capitalism campaigns and made union leaders more cautious. During the pre- and post-1948 periods, unemployment and price changes were fairly consistent determinants of strikes in the U.S.


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