Public unions and penalties for striking across the states

Jeffrey D. Straussman, Stuart Bretschneider, Robert C. Rodgers

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Though the frequency of penalties imposed and carried out against striking public sector employee unions is small, this fact does not imply that the application of such strictures is haphazardly ap plied or ineffective. This article explores the relationships between the severity of a strike, the characteristics of the collective bargaining situation, and the legal environment as they influence the likelihood that striking public employee unions will be fined and eventually forced to pay the fines imposed upon them. Using data on 590 public sector strikes between 1979 and 1980, a theoretical framework was developed and tested. Among the results were.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-36
Number of pages18
JournalReview of Public Personnel Administration
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Administration
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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