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Unionism, Public Sector

  • By: Todd Vachon & Michael Wallace
  • In: Sociology of Work: An Encyclopedia
  • Edited by: Vicki Smith
  • Subject:Organizational Psychology, Sociology of Work (general), Organizational Theory

It has been over 50 years since the first collective bargaining rights were granted to some public employees; however, public-sector unionism remains a highly contested issue in the United States. Unlike their private-sector counterparts, public-sector workers lack a clear federal ...

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