The scope of bargaining in labor agreements within nonprofit agencies
This dissertation examines how policy matters affecting professionals in non-profit agencies are negotiated into the labor agreement. Both the sector of workers and the measure of bargaining outcomes have received minimal attention by researchers. The study proposes a model and series of hypotheses involving background, management and union characteristics that are intended to explain variation in policy outcomes. Policy outcome scores are derived from a sample of 69 collective bargaining agreements between non-profit agencies and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. The data for the organizational characteristics are drawn from responses to management and union questionnaires. The research design is based upon public sector models and utilizes bivariate and multivariate methods of analysis to assess their value. The type of agency--Social Service, Non-Social Service, and Fund Raising--is found to be a major influence upon policy outcomes. In addition, contrary to public sector findings, union organizational characteristics exercise a greater influence upon policy outcomes than do management characteristics within the model. Notwithstanding the limitations of the small sample size, the study contributes to the research on labor agreements by identifying specific variables that influence policy outcomes.
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|Authors:||Tambor, Milton Lee|
Wayne State University
|Type of publication:||Other|
ETD Collection for Wayne State University
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