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Introduction to Employment Relations (Undergraduate - IRE 240)

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The Impact of Labour Unions - Selected Books in the CIRHR Library

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Impact of Labour Unions - Reports, Articles and Other Resources

Pohler, D., & Riddell, C. (2018) Multinationals' compliance with employment law: An empirical assessment using administrative data from Ontario, 2004-2015. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.

Jerry A. Carbo, , Steven J. Haase, , M. Blake Hargrove, (2018), Democracy, Militancy, and Union Revitalization, The DeMReV Model of Union Renewal: A Sustainable, Strategic Model Expanding on Voss and Sherman Model, in David Lewin , Paul J. Gollan (ed.) Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations, 2017: Shifts in Workplace Voice, Justice, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution in Contemporary Workplaces (Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations, Volume 24) Emerald Publishing Limited, pp.113 - 154.

NBER Working Paper No. 24587, May 2018: "Unions and Inequality Over the Twentieth Century: New Evidence from Survey Data," by Henry S. Farber, Daniel Herbst, Ilyana Kuziemko, Suresh Naidu (95 pages, PDF)

Pohler, D., & Luchak, A. (2015). Are unions good or bad for organizations? the moderating role of management's response. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 53(3), 423-459.

Sojourner, A.J., Frandsen, B.R., Town, R.J. & Grabowski, D.C., Chen, M.M. (2015).  Impacts of unionization on quality and productivity: Regression discontinuity evidence from nursing homes. ILR Review, 68(4), 771 - 806.

Even, W.E. & MacPherson, D.A. (2014). What do unions do to pension performance? Economic Inquiry, 52(3), 1173 - 1189.

Pohler, D., & Luchak, A. (2014). Balancing efficiency, equity and voice: The impact of unions and high involvement work practices on work outcomes. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 67(4), 1063-1094.

Rios‐Avila, F., & Hirsch, B. T. (2014). Unions, wage gaps, and wage dispersion: New evidence from the Americas. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 53(1), 1-27.

Lee, D. S., & Mas, A. (2012). Long-run impacts of unions on firms: New evidence from financial markets, 1961–1999. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 127(1), 333-378.

Craver, C.B. (2011).  "The impact of labor unions on worker rights and on other social movements. Available at SSRN.

Tzioumis, K. & Gomez, R. (2011). What do unions do to CEO compensation? London School of Economics Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper.

Walsworth, S. (2010). "What do unions do to innovation? An empirical examination of the Canadian private sector" (20 pages, PDF)

Long, R.j. & Shields, J.L. (2009).  Do unions affect pay methods of Canadian firms? A longitudinal study. Relations industrielles/Industrial Relations, 64(3), 442 - 465.

Kaufman, B. E. (2008). Paradigms in industrial relations: Original, modern and versions in-between. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 46(2), 314-339.

Martinello, F (2009). Faculty salaries in Ontario: compression, inversion, and the effects of alternative forms of representation. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 63(1), 128-145.

Verma, A. (2005). What do unions do to the workplace? union effects on management and HRM policies. Journal of Labor Research, 26(3), 415-449.

Gunderson, M. (2005). Two faces of union voice in the public sector. Journal of Labor Research, 26(3), 393-413.

Card, D., Lemieux, T., & Riddell, W. (2004). Unions and wage inequality. Journal of Labor Research, 25(4), 519-559.

Hirsch, B. (2004). What do unions do for economic performance? Journal of Labor Research, 25(3), 415-455.

Hirsch, B. (2004). Reconsidering union wage effects: Surveying new evidence on an old topic. Journal of Labor Research, 25(2), 233-266.

Verma, A. & Fang, T. (2003). "Workplace innovation and union status: synergy or strife?" Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting, Industrial Relations Research Association, January 2-5. Washington, D.C., 189-198.

Cleveland, G., Gunderson, M. & Hyatt, D. (2003). Union effects in low-wage services: Evidence from Canadian childcare. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 56(2), 295 - 305.

World Bank, 2002: "Unions and collective bargaining - economic effects in a global environment" (188 pages, PDF)

Pantuosco, L., Parker, D., & Stone, G. (2001). The effect of unions on labor markets and economic growth: An analysis of state data. Journal of Labor Research, 22(1), 195-205.