CORRELATES OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING SUPPORT IN RIGHT-TO-WORK STATE: A STUDY OF UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS
PATRICIA C. BORSTORFF, DAVID L. NYE, AND HUBERT S. FIELD
AbstractPrevious studies have investigated the relationship between various characteristics and faculty members' support of bargaining unions. However, most of these studies have been conducted in states that at least recognize the collective bargaining process. The present study examined the correlates of collective bargaining support in a state in which is not a serious option. Faculty members at two state-supported colleges were surveyed in terms of demographic characteristics, job attitudes, and willingness to support collective bargaining. Results showed that bargaining support was correlated with 1) membership in the state education association, 2) positive attitudes toward collective bargaining in general, 3) job and pay dissatisfaction, and 4) percentage estimates of faculty colleagues who would vote for a union. No relationships were found for faculty member age, rank, tenure status, and family members; union affiliation. Implications of the results are discussed in terms of correlates with bargaining support and the link between bargaining support and state education association membership.
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