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Punching Out? An Analysis of the Changing Impact of Strikes in the post-WWII US Automotive Industry

Mealy, Dominic LU (2016) EKHM51 20161
Department of Economic History
Abstract
Drawing on a range of previously unused data to construct a data series of practically every strike in the US automotive industry from 1946-2002, this paper examines the changing relationship between strikes and wage determination in the post-war period. Drawing on the historical concept of the ‘labour-capital accord’ this study undertakes analysis on two sub-periods, 1946-1981 and 1982-2002. Through a multivariate time series analysis this study draws a number of findings that appear to contradict the current academic consensus around strikes and wages in the period after 1980. The study finds evidence of a positive strike-wage relationship for the whole period under examination.
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Mealy, Dominic LU
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EKHM51 20161
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
strikes, unions, UAW, union-wage premium, labor-capital accord, auto
language
English
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8886417
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2016-08-02 11:26:07
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  abstract     = {Drawing on a range of previously unused data to construct a data series of practically every strike in the US automotive industry from 1946-2002, this paper examines the changing relationship between strikes and wage determination in the post-war period. Drawing on the historical concept of the ‘labour-capital accord’ this study undertakes analysis on two sub-periods, 1946-1981 and 1982-2002. Through a multivariate time series analysis this study draws a number of findings that appear to contradict the current academic consensus around strikes and wages in the period after 1980. The study finds evidence of a positive strike-wage relationship for the whole period under examination.},
  author       = {Mealy, Dominic},
  keyword      = {strikes,unions,UAW,union-wage premium,labor-capital accord,auto},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Punching Out? An Analysis of the Changing Impact of Strikes in the post-WWII US Automotive Industry},
  year         = {2016},
}