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Historical Variations in the Impact of Union Density on Strike Frequency: Some U.K. Evidence

Samuel Cameron

Abstract

Considerable debate exists on the influence of fluctuations in union

membership on strike frequency. On a theoretical level it is possible to advance a number of arguments about the sign and meaning of the regression coefficient on union membership in a strike function (see Kaufman (1982)) so the issue remains primarily an empirical one. This paper attempts to shed some new light on the empirical issue using U.K. evidence.