TITLE

THE EFFECT OF UNIONIZATION ON WAGES IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR: THE CASE OF THE FIRE FIGHTERS

AUTHOR(S)
Ashenfelter, Orley
PUB. DATE
January 1971
SOURCE
ILR Review;Jan71, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p191
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study on the effect of the International Association of Fire Fighters on the wages of fire fighters in the U.S. over the period 1960-1966. The study aims to estimate the wage effects of labor unions in the public sector. The findings of the study suggests that hourly wages of labor unions were between 2 and 10 percent higher than nonunion wages during the research period. These effects are caused by the differences in the length of the workweek between union and nonunion cities in the country.
ACCESSION #
4465699

 

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