The Structure of Firm-Specific Labour Unions - 10.1628/093245614X13941110635976 - Mohr Siebeck

Thorsten Upmann, Julia Müller

The Structure of Firm-Specific Labour Unions

Jahrgang 170 () / Heft 2, S. 336-364 (29)

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We apply a model with two types of labour where each group decides on whether it prefers to be represented by an independent craft-specific labour union or by a joint union. Applying the asymmetric Nash bargaining solution, we find that it is beneficial for at least one group of labourers to form its own independent union – and in some cases even both groups are worse off under a joint union. Consequently, a joint union must be considered as a rather unstable institution. Correspondingly, profits are lower if the firm bargains with two independent craft unions.

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