Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/21253
Authors: 
Fuess, Jr. Scott M.
Year of Publication: 
2001
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion paper series 393
Abstract: 
Industrial relations researchers have long recognized the importance of bargaining power in understanding wage settlements between labor and management. As an empirical matter it has been a challenge to develop measures of union bargaining power. Using a unique data set from Japan, this study identifies how close contract settlements came to satisfying organized labor?s original demands. With those survey results over the 1960-1999 period, it is possible to develop a measure of union power and distinguish how it has fluctuated over time. These findings for Japan have important implications for empirical analysis of union bargaining power.
Subjects: 
Unions and collective bargaining
particular labor markets
wages
JEL: 
J58
J40
J30
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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