Employee Representation in Non-Union Firms

An Overview

Paul J. Gollan*, David Lewin

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

For many decades, employee representation and voice in the employment relationship were manifested mainly through unionism and collective bargaining, but that is no longer the case. Today most employees do not belong to unions, but they may be represented and exercise voice through a variety of other mechanisms and arrangements. This paper provides an overview of a special issue of Industrial Relations containing eight papers that analyze various types of non-union employee representation. These papers feature a wide variety of research designs as well as industry, company, and employee settings. Empirically, they draw upon data from the United States, the UK, Canada, and Australia. As a set, these papers provide the most comprehensive knowledge to date of employee representation in non-union firms, and also offer recommendations for future research to further enhance such knowledge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-193
Number of pages21
JournalIndustrial Relations
Volume52
Issue numberSUPPL.1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

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